We’re delighted to be launching five new One Minute Language courses for the new year. Starting on 1st January you can learn the basics of Czech, Slovak, Icelandic, Latvian and Hungarian with our weekly free podcast episodes.
1. Mondays: Hungarian
Hungarian is a language spoken by about 14 million people in eastern Europe. It’s the official language of course in Hungary, and it’s also spoken in parts of Romania, Slovakia and other bordering countries. One Minute Hungarian will be broadcast on Mondays for 10 weeks from 1st January.
2. Tuesdays: Czech
Czech is a language spoken by over ten million people in central Europe. It’s the official language of course in the Czech Republic, and it’s very closely related to Slovak. In fact, Slovak speakers and Czech speakers understand one another reasonably well. Czech is one of the official languages of the European Union. One Minute Czech will be broadcast on Tuesdays for 10 weeks from 2nd January.
3. Wednesdays: Slovak
Slovak is spoken by around five million people. It’s the official language in the Slovak Republic. Like Czech, it’s one of the official languages of the European Union. We’re producing One Minute Slovak in conjuction with Lýdia from Language Mentoring, and Lýdia explains that if you learn Slovak, speakers of most other Slavic languages will be able to understand some of what you say. One Minute Latvian will be broadcast on Wednesdays for 10 weeks from 3rd January.
4. Thursdays: Latvian
Latvian is a language spoken by five and half million people in northern Europe. It’s the official language of course in Latvia, and it’s also spoken in parts of Russia, Sweden and Norway. One Minute Latvian will be brodcast on Thursdays for 10 weeks from 4th January.
5. Fridays: Icelandic
We’re adding to our existing Nordic One Minute Languages this year with Icelandic, the official language of Iceland. It’s spoken by around 330,000 speakers and is a Germanic language, from the same family as Norwegian, Swedish and Danish. Icelandic is also very similar to Old Norse, the language of the famous Sagas. We’re producing One Minute Icelandic in conjunction with the lovely people at the I Heart Reykjavik blog and the show will be broadcast on Fridays for 10 weeks from 5th January.
Can’t decide? Get them all!
Our Polyglot Pack is also available in the Coffee Break Academy, and this gives you access to all 31 of our One Minute Courses, from Arabic to Zulu, including our 5 new additions.