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On the Web

All of the following internet resources are available for free. Other places to look for online language instruction include iTunes, YouTube, and Spotify.


  • Duolingo
  • Mango Languages - UT students who obtain a Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative card have access to Mango which offers online courses in over 70 languages.
  • Foreign Service Institute - Language courses used by professional diplomats. The most thorough language courses in the world.
  • OpenLearn - Free online learning from The Open University, including a variety of language courses.



  • The ASL AppASL for the People, is a tool which focuses on teaching conversational ASL. It includes over 1,000 signs and phrases for adults as well as ASL with Care Bears for kids to learn ASL.


  • CAELA ESL ResourcesProvides a variety of resources on topics of interest to adult ESL practitioners, including bibliographies, books, briefs, online resource collections, digests and Q & As, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • Center for Applied LinguisticsCAL's resource center offers a comprehensive range of research-based language and cultural education resources and assessment products.
  • TESOL Common Core State Standards and English LearnersThese resources will help you understand how the CCSS affect preK–12 ESL teachers and their students.


  • FrancolabFrench Canadian site provides resources for language learners and teachers. Includes videos, quizzes, interactive modules, audio-visual presentations, and a wide selection of TV5 Québec Canada programs covering a variety of social and cultural topics.
  • French in ActionCult classic French lessons (52 television episodes) developed by Yale University professor Pierre Capretz in the 1980s, available online from Annenberg Learner.


  • Deutsch lernenThis site from Deutsche Welle includes placement tests so users can start at appropriate levels.
  • Deutschtrainer – Use the Deutschtrainer to effectively learn basic vocabulary needed for everyday life and to improve your pronunciation. The 100 lessons are bilingual (English-German) and address various situations – from greeting people and going to the doctor, to shopping and finding accommodations.


  • Easy JapaneseA course from the Japanese national broadcaster, NHK. This audio and text-based course of 48 lessons is designed for beginners.
  • Marugoto Japanese Online Course – This is a course for learning Japanese language skills comprehensively. It’s operated by the Japan Foundation.


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