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The BBC began providing material for language learners on radio in 1924. Structured courses followed on radio and later on television, becoming multimedia in the 1970s with accompanying print and recordings.

Today's resources are provided on the BBC Languages site, which has interactive content in over 40 languages - from Albanian to Urdu - for learners of all abilities. This ranges from Quick Fix holiday phrases to the Steps beginners' courses. The site also includes immersive interactive courses like the popular post-beginner course Ma France and the BAFTA-award winning Mi Vida Loca, a Spanish course devised in the form of an interactive thriller.

In 2010 BBC Languages launched its first guide to Arabic as part of the A Guide To series, which puts key language facts and phrases into cultural context.

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