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Foreign Language Resources

The Global Language Network was founded as a student organization at The George Washington University in 2005 and later incorporated as an official 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in 2008 with a mission of offering accessible and affordable language classes in a wide array of languages to the Washington, DC community. GLN offers classes free of charge in over 40 languages, including less commonly taught languages such as Albanian, Quechua, Nepali, and Vietnamese. Classes are offered on or near the George Washington University Foggy Bottom campus.

The Graduate School is a worldwide leader in government-centered education and personal development. The school offers several courses of varying experience levels and focus for 14 different languages.

The Middle East and South Asian Language Institute (MESALI) offer a broad range of foreign language instruction in over 11 languages as well as TOEFL and ESL courses. MESALI also frequently hosts career development and cultural events throughout the year.

Additional Language Courses in Washington, DC

Goethe Institute - German Language Classes
Alliance Francaise of Washington DC - French Language and Cultural Center
Network of Arab-American Professionals - Arabic Language Immersion Program
Middle East Institute - Language Courses and Tutoring
ASTAR Institute - Chinese Language and Culture Programs

Online Foreign Language Resources

The National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC) is a joint project of the George Washington University, Georgetown University, and the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL). Through NCLRC you can listen to foreign language podcasts, become part of the Center's culture club, or simply learn about foreign language related events/ issues taking place in the city.

The National Foreign Language Center (NFCL) is run by the University of Maryland and offers two unique resources for students. LangNet is a state-of-the-art online foreign language learning and maintenance system developed by the NFLC that offers resources for over 50 languages. Email the IEP office for information on how to access the free LangNet system.

Read Chinese! is a free online language learning database for beginner & intermediate Chinese language instruction and cultural education.

-This web page of resources is for your own personal use and does not reflect the support of any resource that is not directly sponsored by the George Washington University.-