Sarah WilkinsSometimes you get what you don't pay for. Here are nearly two dozen of the best freebies and -- most important -- how to score them.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Get your geek on: MIT offers a far more comprehensive selection of free online courses than other universities -- nearly its entire undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Downloading materials takes minutes. A newsletter highlights new offerings, from Quantum Physics to American Women Authors.
What's the Catch? Users can't enroll, take classes on campus, or earn degrees.
Find Out More: www.ocw.mit.edu.
BBC, FrenchPodClass. The BBC offers top-notch online and MP3 lessons in languages familiar and obscure, including French, German, Portuguese, Mandarin, Greek, and Urdu. FrenchPodClass has easy-to-use, enjoyable podcasts that allow you to learn French while you do errands or go for a run.
What's the Catch? Classes are one size fits all, which fast learners may find sluggish (and slow