The Live Lingua project is part of our commitment to helping as many people as possible learn a foreign language, even if they can't afford our paid Skype language lessons. Part of the earnings from Live Lingua go to hosting, maintaining and constantly updating this area. This project is the internet's largest collection of free public domain language learning materials. It hosts thousands of free ebooks, audios and videos for over 130 languages from around the world. One of our missions is to make language learning accessible to everybody. Enjoy.


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Choose the language you would like to study. The languages are listed in alphabetical order. Some languages are divided by different dialects which are specified between brackets next to the language name.

Most of the free language learning material on this website comes from three sources. The US Peace Corps, the US Foreign Services Institute, and the US Defense Language Institute. If you want to see the courses grouped by the creator, just click on the groups below.

  • PC Language Archive

    The Peace Corps is an organization that was founded over 50 years ago. Its mission is to send volunteers to countries around the world to assist in a variety of capacities in the poorest communities. The Peace Corps Language Archive contains materials for over 100 languages ranging from widely spoken languages like French, Spanish and Chinese to relatively little known languages like Ibatan, Kwanyama and Sarahule.

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  • FSI Language Archive

    FSI language courses were created by the U.S. State Department for use by its diplomats whom it sends throughout the world. These are some of the most detailed and comprehensive language courses available anywhere. Most have both ebooks and audios that take you from beginner to advanced levels. Despite being over thirty years old, these FSI courses remain among the best foreign language courses in the world.

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  • DLI Language Archive

    DLI language courses are tailored to the unique needs of military and law enforcement personnel at work around the world. These language courses, which cover dozens of languages, are a unique and comprehensive resource for those working as or interacting with security personnel in different parts of the world. Despite their job related focus, these courses remain broadly useful as supplemental language learning tools.

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