Peregrinus was discussing elsewhere the idea of a collaborative language course built by the forum membership, an idea that has been attempted several times at other forums and websites, but ultimately has always been dropped. The logistical problems in such a task are manifold: design-by-committee rarely works every language is different, and a "universal" course template does not and cannot exist by the time such a project fails, many man-hours of work have typically been spent, and the result is three-to-five lessons that will never be of use to anyone. I would like to propose instead something that will provide immediate value, even if never completed. Quite simply: a bank of words and phrases. Imagine we all record the 100 most common verbs in our own languages -- it's an immediate resource that can be built into Anki decks. Numbers from one to one-hundred. Again, immediately useful. Most common nouns. Pronouns. Greetings, pleasantries, leave-taking phrases. Blah-blah-blah. A few hours from each of us, and we've got something immediately useful and infinitely reusable. Then if anyone later wants to start building a structured course, they'll have all this material to build on. Most of this basic stuff is available free somewhere or other, but typically under a license that prohibits redistribution, so you can't create anything new with it or build on it. So I propose a directed word-bank/phrase-bank that covers roughly similar territory in each language, with a permissive open license to allow material to be reused in future projects. What do you think?