I’ve just been sent a link to RhinoSpike, a new site which looks interesting for language learners.
They believe that listening is the most important skill for learners, so the site is a tool that allows people around the world to exchange language audio files.
The way it works is this: you choose what subject matter you would like to hear and in what language, and submit it to the site. A native speaker of your chosen language will pick it up, record the audio you requested, and send you the audio file.
To encourage learners to exchange their languages, a queue system is in place. If you record an audio file for someone, then the audio you have requested is bumped up its queue.
The site looks really simple and easy to use, and best of all, it’s free!