The U.S. Peace Corps has been sending volunteers from the United States to countries all over the world for over 50 years. In fact, Live Lingua was founded by one of these volunteers. During his training he was amazed at how quickly and effectively the language learning material worked.
Live Lingua has contacted the Peace Corps offices in Washington D.C. to obtain permission to be a repository of these courses, but we do not own any rights to them. If anybody wants to use this material for commercial purposes they will need to contact the Peace Corps offices to get permission. We are offering this material free of charge with no cost or commercials. If you have information that would lead you to believe that some of this material is not public domain, or if you have some PC training material that we have missed please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy the free language learning.
Note: Even though Live Lingua was founded by a returned Peace Corps volunteer (Mexico 2006-2008) neither he nor Live Lingua is currently affiliated with the U.S. Peace Corps. Making and maintaining this portion of Live Lingua is his way of helping complete Peace Corps 3rd Goal.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Looking for more free language material. Check out the U.S Foreign Service Institute Language Archive. Like The Peace Corps material, this material is public domain.
A PCV in Indonesia has gotten us the missing 2 Bahasa books. We now have Books 1-3 of the PC Bahasa course. We also got a bunch of new and update material for Mongolian from the PC Mongolia offices. Thanks for helping!
Dr. Catharina Williams-van Klinken has generously given us permission to add the Peace Corps Tetun language material to the PC language archive. She is not only a contributor to the archive, but also the author of the books and worked on the vidoes!
Thanks again to our contributor super-star Prof. Silva. We now have Ndonga course and Kwanyama course languages included in the archive.
To celebrate Peace Corps Week, we just pasted the 100 language mark on the Peace Corps language archive! Ok, it was a coincidence that this happened, but it works out well. Let's see if we can hit 150 by the end of next year.
Another 2 new languages. Thank you Steven S. for getting us Book 3 of the Indonesian course for the newly reopenned program in Indonesia. Also, thank you to Prof. de Sula for getting us 4 books on the Acholi language. Keep the material coming!
Thanks to the Belize PCV Patrick P. for getting us a great survival Q'eqchí course to add to the archive. It has a great guide and audios.
Thanks to Daniel M., an RPCV from Kenya for getting us the latest version of the Kiswahili manual (20 years newer then the version we had) as well as getting us our first Maasai and Kikamba language manuals.
Thanks to Lacy S., an RPCV from The Gambia for not only getting us an updated version of the PC Sarahule book that we had, but sending us a workbook and a Sarahule to English dictionary made by PCVs.
Thanks to Andrew S., an RPCV from Cape Verde and Benin for providing us with a new language, Fon. From the region of Southern Benin. And we have Meagan K., one fo the editors of the PC Jordanian arabic basic course to thank for getting us the latest version. Thank you all and keep them coming!
We just got a lead on a great Setswana video series from Marion M. the founder of the Peace Corps Forums. Check it out!
Thanks to Jon B. a RPCV from Cape Verde we now have a Kriolu language section on the PC archive. Obrigádu Jon.
We have just been sent the Mende language manual for Sierra Leonne and a new Setswana course for Botswana. They have both been added to the site. Thank you all for your support, and keep the contributions coming.
Done! I have been gotten all the files I could find up. There are now hundreds of books and audios for almost 100 languages on this page. If you find any broken links, or have any material that you would like us to add to our site, please contact me at email@example.com.
Made good progress this week. We have about 70% of the material up, or most of the first 3 columns above. We hope to get everything up by the end of next week.
We have started uploading and adding the Peace Corps language course material to the site. At this time we have 25% of the material online. We are - for the most part - starting from A and working our ways to the end, in case you want to keep checking back as we add more language courses.