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What Information does this Site offer?

Study of Languages with Computer and Internet informs about possibilities to use the computer to support autodidactic language acquisition. Only free, directly accessible language resources for offline and online use are discussed.

In addition, the possibilities of extended language study with native speakers are presented, for language exchange on site as well as via the Internet.


Are the Contents accessible free of Charge?

All published articles and contents of this site are copyrighted, directly accessible, and can be used for private use free of charge. Quoted (translated) texts and excerpts are all provided with references, some of them (e.g. texts from Metapedia and Wikipedia) can be used freely.

Most of the (graphic) icons used are from the KDE project and are subject to a free license. The source and license reference appear when the mouse pointer is moved over the icon. In the footer area there are further links.

The presented programs and websites are also free of charge. Even without internet connection you can benefit from the use of a computer when learning a language; the completely network-isolated starting base (isolated computer) as well as the slower analogue modem operation are also taken into account in the articles.

For personal language study it is recommended to use a classic textbook of your own choice, with episodes and dialogues, as a central learning basis. If possible with audio material accompanying the book, e.g. CDs, records or cassettes.

The grammatical structures of a language are rather long-term stable. Also consider existing older books when making your selection.


Will there be an E-book and a Printed Book Version?

No, this page is intended for use on a classic computer only, there will be no e-books or printed versions.


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In which Languages does this Page exist?

Parallel to the English website there is also a German version available.

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Is there a Discussion Forum and a Guestbook?

There will be neither forums nor guest books on this website. The integration of external discussion platforms is also not planned.

Forums are a great educational opportunity, even for outsiders who do not want to participate in the written exchange of ideas. The active participants explain the topic under discussion by including their collected experience and knowledge from professional and private everyday life. Discussions are led under the most diverse aspects, each only conceivable detail and argument come up, is most critically examined and scrutinized thoroughly.

The maintenance of forums, however, remains very time-consuming, even with administrative support from third parties. It is similar with guest books.

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This website is not a directory of commercial language service providers and is not a free advertising platform. Link lists to free or freely accessible language resources represent a personal selection. The compilation shall remain clear, no complete listing of all free sources is aimed at.

Apart from the reserved commercial advertising space, this site is not a product advertising site. No products are presented and discussed in so-called "paid articles". The sending of any products is therefore undesirable.

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About the Author

Peter Jockisch, born 1970 in Freiburg i.Br., studied English and French at school. The present recommendations are based on experience gained during Internet use since the mid-1990s as well as during five language tandems on site and via the Internet.

Four pictures of my dear school, from my school days, color photos taken by Peter Jockisch. Names: 1907 “Ober­re­al­schu­le mit re­al­gym­na­sia­ler Ab­tei­lung Frei­burg im Breis­gau”, 1938 “Erich Lu­den­dorff-Schu­le, Ober­schu­le für Jun­gen Frei­burg im Breis­gau”, since 1948 “Kep­ler-Gymna­sium Frei­burg”.

Biographical notes and family pictures can be found at peterjockisch.de.




Upper secondary school with realgymnasial department (Oberrealschule mit realgymnasialer Abteilung) Freiburg im Breisgau. Probably taken between 1907 and 1918, photographer unknown (picture series).







October 29, 2019

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