Select a language
Select a language from the list of available languages to see the subjects (or groups of phrases) avaibable for that language.
SurfaceLanguages contains thousands of words, phrases and expressions covering a wide variety of situations in many different foreign languages.
Each subject contains phrases which are likely
to be used in the situation described.
SurfaceLanguages is very easy to use. Pick the key phrases that will be most useful to you. Use the learning methods.
2. Select a subject
Each language, has lists of words and phrases grouped into subjects or topics. E.g :
Bathroom. Items found in the bathroom
Bedroom. Items found in the bedroom
3. Use the learning methods
SurfaceLanguages contains a variety of methods which will help you learn the language or languages that you have chosen.
Where a language has its own alphabet or script (e.g. russian which uses the cyrillc alphabet or Greek using the Greek script), you can choose to learn the language using the native alphabet or a romanized version.
The romanized version of the alphabet attempts to mimic the sounds of the native language as closely as possible.
You can choose between the scripts from Options. This is only visible where a language has a non-roman alphabet.
And finally ...
Some languages will have more complete mini courses. Romanian is likely to be the first.
These are a work in progress. Check out News
for the latest changes and additions.