Lessons are crafted by language professionals who live and breathe the language and culture of the target language you are studying, be it in New York, Munich, São Paulo or Shanghai.

You can try free complimentary courses from each publisher in the Library. When you are ready for more, simply purchase a subscription to get full access to the library of courses and lessons.

Culture is an integral part of learning a language. Each of the OpenLanguage publishers release a free, weekly culture show that is available on the website and in iOS and Android mobile apps.

OpenLanguage English

Real Deal English English

Brought to you by OpenLanguage English, this free weekly show gives you previews of some of the most popular EnglishPod lessons. For a complete learning experience on your smartphone and tablet, download the OpenLanguage app and get your complimentary English course now!

  • iOS App Store
  • Google Play

OpenLanguage Arabic

The Arab Street Arabic

The Arab Street interviews get you out of the virtual class and into the vibrant context of using Arabic insitu amongst Arabs themselves. Discover how nuances of the language relate to historic customs and contemporary perspectives across an array of social venues, diverse locales, and charismatic personalities. The show hosts comment on practical tips for conversing with native speakers, while unpacking linguistic learnings embedded in everyday expressions. We hope you’ll enjoy the shows, and let us know what topics you might like to have us cover.

  • iOS App Store
  • Google Play

OpenLanguage French

FrenchPod Central French

FrenchPod Central introduces the culture and flavor of France, while answering your questions about learning the French language. Brought to you for free by OpenLanguage French.

  • iOS App Store
  • Google Play

OpenLanguage Italian

ItalianPod Central Italian

The ItalianPod Central introduces the culture and flavor of Italy, while answering your questions about learning the Italian language. Brought to you for free by OpenLanguage Italian.

  • iOS App Store
  • Google Play

OpenLanguage Japanese

Chotto Matte Japanese

Explore the fascinating extremes of traditional and modern Japanese culture while delving into insights on learning the Japanese language with this weekly culture show. Brought to you for free every Tuesday by OpenLanguage Japanese.

  • iOS App Store
  • Google Play

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OpenLanguage Russian

RusPod Shorts Russian

RusPod Shorts are your free weekly Russian lessons that don’t require any previous knowledge of Russian. Each episode explains some particular rule or piece of vocabulary and is rarely connected to previous shows. This way, you can tune in whenever you want, listen to any episode, and get yourself an instant shot of the Russian language. It’s a great way to keep learning without spending too much energy, time or money!

  • iOS App Store
  • Google Play

OpenLanguage Spanish

¡Ya Tú Sabes! Spanish

¡Ya Tú Sabes! introduces the culture and flavor of Hispanic cultures, while answering your questions about learning the Spanish language. Brought to you for free by OpenLanguage Spanish.

  • iOS App Store
  • Google Play


Features

Reasons you will love OpenLanguage

OpenLanguage focuses on language that you will actually use. Lessons are delivered in a fresh style that will make you want to come back for more. Hundreds of lessons are available covering most situations in which you might find yourself.

Study on your own or in a classroom. Optimize valuable time with a teacher by using technology to better prepare and review learning materials.

OpenLanguage emphasizes communication with real people, not translating words in games. Our multi-faceted approach leverages lessons crafted by language professionals who live and breathe the language and culture of the target language you are studying, be it in New York, Moscow, São Paulo or Shanghai.

Studies show the more time you can spend connected to your studies, the better you will learn. Our full-featured 'Tablet Textbook' apps are designed to replace the traditional textbook, while taking advantage of the unique features of mobile devices.

Consolidate your learning by reviewing the core dialogue, key vocabulary and grammar points. Dig deeper with powerful sentence review features and even the ability to gauge your speaking ability with the innovative Accuracy tool. Complete the lesson exercises when you want to measure your progress. Drill home new vocabulary with the integrated flashcards.

Stay motivated by engaging with other students to discuss lessons, provide feedback on lesson tasks or attend one of our meet up groups around the world.