Language Apps and Websites

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Name Description
BBC Languages BBC Languages offers assessments, reading material and language instruction in over thirty languages and instruction in about ten languages.
Digital Dialects Digital Dialects is a gamelike website and app. It provides all the commonly-taught languages, plus Tibetan, Javanese, Afrikaans, Basque, Maori, Croatian, Fijian, Filipino, Karelian, Niuean, Pashto, Pomakish, Saami, Samoan, Sundanese, Tatar, Tongan, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Duolingo is another gamelike website and app that provides language drills. It features many European, several major non-European languages, including Navaho and Irish among less-often taught languages. Duolingo even offers three conlangs; Esperanto, High Valyrian, and Klingon. 

Duolingo is also a “freemium” service, so it has an ad-supported basic package and an ad-free package which has the same functions, but costs money.

Memrise Memrise a another gamelike website and app that provides language drills and flashcards. It features many European and several major non-European languages. Mongolian, Slovenian, and Polish are among the lesser-taught languages. Memrise’s website features videos and audio clips of native speakers speaking in natural manners. Memrise is a “freemium” service, with a free basic package and a more advanced pay-service package. 
Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone uses a variety of teaching tools. It features an extremely wide selection of languages, including all major European and Asian languages, plus Pashto, Dari, Tagalog, Swahili, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 


Rosetta Stone is available through the Westfield Memorial Library database page and is free for WML patrons. You must have a Westfield Library card to use this database.

Free Guides to Specific Languages  

Arabic Online

Lernu Esperanto

The French Experiment

London Speaks French

Learning Hindi


Chinese Tools

Zwongwen Red Mandarin

Deutsch Lernen

Deutsch Welle German

Online Italian Club


Japanese Online

How to Study Korean Korean
Learn Portuguese with Rafa Portuguese
Master Russian Russian
Learn Vietnamese for Free (this is an app) Vietnamese
Language and Linguistics Channels on YouTube  
LangFocus This consists of casual but informative lectures on the history, vocabulary, and grammar of many languages.
NativLang This explores the history and grammar of languages with animated videos.

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