With these collected resources from governments, universities and respected private institutions across the world, you’re sure to find free, high-quality lessons in 48 languages that are learned far and wide.
Surface Languages maintains an extensive database of free online learning resources, as well as its own beginner audio courses in Italian, Portuguese, French and Polish.
The Defense Language Institute (DLI), like the Foreign Service Institute, is a government service that makes high-quality language learning programs available for free.
Although it’s not necessarily designed as a language learning tool, it offers free TV streaming from over 100 countries around the world in nearly as many languages.
This is an especially exciting resource if you’re learning a less commonly studied language with less widely available video material.
is a website with links to extensive resources on and in 19 different languages.
You can learn over 1400 words in your target language for free with their vocabulary lists and verb conjugation charts, and there’s plenty more free learning to be done in the nine languages in which maintains its own Web-based courses.
Now native language content is within reach with interactive transcripts. It uses that vocab to give you a 100% personalized experience by recommending videos and examples.
Start using Fluent U on the website with your computer or tablet or, better yet, download the Fluent U app from the i Tunes store or Google Play store.
If you’re into learning with video, TV and movies (which you definitely should be), you’ve got to at grab your free 15-day trial and spend a couple weeks binge-learning here with our video and audio libraries, which feature many of the same things native speakers of your target language are watching in their sweatpants while eating potato chips at home.
Two main features set Fluent U apart from the others on this list.
Heading off the list is Live Lingua, the Internet’s largest collection of free public domain language learning materials, according to the site itself. There are thousands of free e-books, audio recordings and foreign language video materials available in over 130 different languages.