List of language self-study programs

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Self-study programs allow learning without having a teacher present,[1][2] and the courses can supplement or replace classroom instruction.[3] Universities use self-study programs for less-commonly taught languages, where having professors is not feasible.[4][5] Self-study programs are available on paper, audio files, video files, computers, or any combination.[6] This list is limited to programs which teach four or more languages. There are many others which teach one language.

This list shows the number of languages taught by each program, the name of the program, and the number of different languages used for instruction. Multiple languages of instruction may be available for some but not all courses. For example Reise Know-How uses 6 languages to teach German, but only German to teach the other languages. On the other hand Eurotalk, Pronunciator.com and Book2.de use all languages to teach all the other languages.

Number of languages taught Software Interface languages Notes
200 Reise Know-How 7
132 Eurotalk 119
167 L'Harmattan 1 French
76 Assimil 12
64 Mango Languages 14
58 Teach Yourself 1 English
56 Colloquial by Routledge 1 English
47 Central Institute of Indian Languages 1 English
42 Foreign Service Institute 1 English
40 Pimsleur Language Programs (company) 50
40 BBC Online 1 English
39 Glossika 6
36 Livemocha 12
35 FirstVoices 1 English
34 Rosetta Stone (software) 1 English
33 Mondly 31
29 Gloss, by Defense Language Institute 1 English
24 Duolingo 22
23 Berlitz Corporation 1 English
18 Quizlet 9
18 Living Language (publisher) 2
17 Langenscheidt 1 German
17 For Dummies 2
15 Linguaphone (company) 2
13 Babbel 7
12 Busuu 12
12 Bilingual Books, Inc. 2
12 Michel Thomas Method 1 English
10 Lingua.ly 18
10 Idiot's Guide 2
9 Auralog 1 English
9 Behind the Wheel by Macmillan Publishers 1 English
7 Peace Corps 1 English
6 Schaum's Outlines 1 English
6 Lonely Planet 1 English
6 Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages 1 English
6 Alison (company) 1 English
5 Stella (language courses) 5
5 Made Simple by Broadway Books 1 English
5 Hugo by Dorling Kindersley 1 English
5 Drive Time by Random House 1 English
4 Teach Yourself Business by McGraw-Hill Education 1 English
4 Smigin 3
2 Lingvist 2
1 Voscreen 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Studying a Language on Your Own". University of Florida. Retrieved 13 Sep 2013. 
  2. ^ "Self-Study: Tell Me More". University of Groningen. Retrieved 13 Sep 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Self-Study Centers at the TUM". Technical University of Munich. Retrieved 13 Sep 2013. 
  4. ^ "Self-Directed Language Acquisition Program". University of Richmond. Retrieved 13 Sep 2013. 
  5. ^ "Directed Independents endent Language Study". University of Denver. Retrieved 13 Sep 2013. 
  6. ^ "Self-study ideas for students learning German for the first time". University of Michigan. Retrieved 13 Sep 2013.