Included below are a variety of options for formal language study as well as resources to support language acquisition. Resources and links are divided by region. Please contact the Outreach Coordinator from corresponding WIRC unit with any questions or concerns.

Tools and games developed by UW faculty to facilitate language learning in addition to other online sources curated by faculty. Included resources are for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan.

East Asian Language Resources

Tools and digital resources to facilitate language acquisition, including news websites, in Spanish, Portuguese, Yucatec Maya, and Quechua.

LACIS Language Resources

Tools to facilitate learning Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew.

Middle East Language Resources

Digital resources to support language instruction in a variety of South Asian languages.

South Asia Language Resources

Tools to facilitate learning a variety of Southeast Asian languages, including the Asian Languages Database.

Southeast Asia Language Resources

Each summer, undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, and other non-traditional students from across the country come to UW-Madison to study a language at the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI).  WISLI offers high-quality language courses in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs).  WISLI courses are intensive, condensing an entire year of language study in the 8-week summer session that combines classroom learning with a variety of co-curricular activities.  WISLI language courses are cost-effective, and, increasingly accessible with distance and online learning options.

View the full range of language offerings here!


Click here for a list of books organized by world region and age