Welcome to fsi-language-courses.org - the home for language courses developed by the Foreign Service Institute.
These courses were developed by the United States government and are in the public domain.
This site is dedicated to making these language courses freely available in an electronic format. This site is not affiliated in any way with any government entity; it is an independent, non-profit effort to foster the learning of worldwide languages. Courses here are made available through the private efforts of individuals who are donating their time and resources to provide quality materials for language learning.
Website back up.
April 13, 2013
The site has been down for two months to the day. Our sincerest apologies to the language learning community.
On the bright side, there are now other sources for these materials:
Please bookmark these sites as well. It's nice not to be to sole torch carrier on the web.
January 16, 2011
The following texts have been posted over the months since this page's last update:
Many thanks to Oberon for all the above, as well as Martin Styles for the updated audio for Italian FAST.
April 16, 2010
There have been several updates over the last few months. They include:
January 29, 2010
November 12, 2009
September 12, 2009
The text for Bulgarian Basic, Volume 2 is now available. Also, the bookmarks in Volume 1 have been updated. Many thanks to Oberon!
August 23, 2009
Last week, it was discovered that the forum located at the original site was generating a script that creates a hidden frame which contains a link to a known malware site. That forum has since been shutdown.
August 23, 2009
July 27, 2009
DemiPuppet has provided the following audio:
June 23, 2009
MartinS has provided better quality audio files for the Korean Basic Course. See the Revision Notes for more details.
He's also provided a cleaned up version of Tape 9.1 of the German Basic Course.
And last, but not least, DemiPuppet has provided audio for Volume 2 of the Spanish Basic Course!
May 27, 2009
DemiPuppet has provided the following material:
April 26, 2009
Audio for the French Basic Course (Units 1-18) has been updated with a new, improved version. Thanks, once again, to DemiPuppet!
April 24, 2009
Audio for Bulgarian Volume 2 and the Shona Basic Course is now available. Thanks, as always, to DemiPuppet!
Bulgarian Audio Added
March 12, 2009
Audio files (once again provided by DemiPuppet) have been posted for Volume 1 of the Bulgarian Basic Course. An updated text is also posted.
February 21, 2009
DemiPuppet has provided higher quality audio for the Cantonese Basic Course - Volume 1.
January 31, 2009
Audio for the Yoruba Basic Course is now available, thanks to onebir!
January 17, 2009
Posted the texts for Modern Written Arabic Volume 3 and Serbo-Croatian Basic Volume 2. Thanks once again to DemiPuppet!
Also posted the audio for Serbo-Croatian Volume 1. Thanks to liddytime!
Uploaded more OCRed files from DemiPuppet. They are:
Odds and Ends
January 14, 2009
Uploaded new OCRed files from DemiPuppet. They are:
Also, added the text for Serbo-Croatian Basic - Volume One. More material coming soon.
January 3, 2009
Decided to change the look of the site to a more "FSI" feel. Hopefully, I haven't gone too far with it.
Also, updated the Spanish To Portuguese audio, fixed a broken link (German Programmatic Introduction Unit 10 Tape 2), and began linking to some off-site material. Still working on the forum.
December 31, 2008
DemiPuppet has kindly provided OCRed versions of the Finnish, French, Greek, and Hungarian texts.