Peace Corps Language Courses
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.
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Peace Corps Archive Updates
March 15th, 2016
All the PC courses are now in the new format! You can now read the ebooks, listen to the audios and watch the videos all without having to flip from one screen to another.
February 18st, 2016
Thank you to Ruth G. from the Peace Corps headquarters from passing us a most recent edition of the Pulaar (General) course.
January 21st, 2016
Added a new French for Tunisia area with 2 new courses. I have also made good headway on converting all the PC courses to the new - more reader friendly - interface. You can now read and listen to the audios at the same time for 80% of the courses.
November 11th, 2015
Added a Pronunciation Tool to the new interface. By clicking on it you can now use the app there to record your voice and play it back so you can compare your pronunciation to the audios.
December 29th, 2014
Thanks to Josh, a current PCV in Morroco, for getting us the newest Tamazight and Tashelhit language material. Check them out!
December 5th, 2014
Got a great new (or newer... 1988) book on the Nepali language. Thank you Roger R. for passing it on to us.
April 28th, 2014
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 videos!
March 10th, 2014
Thanks again to our contributor super-star Prof. Silva. We now have Ndonga course and Kwanyama course languages included in the archive.
February 25th, 2014
To celebrate Peace Corps Week, we just passed 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.
February 20th, 2014
Another 2 new languages. Thank you Steven S. for getting us Book 3 of the Indonesian course for the newly reopened program in Indonesia. Also, thank you to Prof. de Sula for getting us 4 books on the Acholi language. Keep the material coming!
February 3rd, 2014
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.
January 29th, 2014
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.
January 27th, 2014
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.
January 24th, 2014
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 of the editors of the PC Jordanian arabic basic course to thank for getting us the latest version. Thank you all and keep them coming!
January 11th, 2014
We just got a lead on a great Setswana video series from Marion M. the founder of the Peace Corps Forums. Check it out!
July 15th, 2013
Thanks to Jon B. a RPCV from Cape Verde we now have a Kriolu language section on the PC archive. Obrigádu Jon.
July 8th, 2013
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.
May 15th, 2013
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.
May 10th, 2013
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.
May 5th, 2013
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.