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FSI Languages Courses

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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.

Updates

News

August 21, 2014

Found the 2 missing audio lessons of Korean headstart: added

News

May 23, 2013

Spoken Persian added in the "General" section

News and Corrections

May 16, 2013

Corrections in the French section.

Some good news: the old website is online again.

New material and corrections

April 5, 2013

Corrections and external material: correction of bad links in the French section and Finnish reader book added (it's not available anymore on "eric" website )

New material and corrections

April 2, 2013

Corrections and external material: I added Hausa external link to audio material, and corrected French Basic audio links as well as Korean Basic audio links.

New material

April 1, 2013

New material uploaded:

  • Czech Basic Manual
  • Czech Verbs

New site

March 18, 2013

The new site is complete with everything I could gaver. You have another website fsi.antibozo.net with the content of the archiv we found, improved by material from Jennifer Wagner of ielanguages.com: for downloading the whole archive, please, use this torrent:

Whole archiv torrent on legitorrents

Again, I want to thank all people who made this possible.


The next step will be to clean the pages (like splitting the long pages) ,choose some others colours ;), reorganize the tables of links and make some improvements to the global site, and if possible, find the missing material.

I'll also compare the material here with all the material gavered and the one on fsi.antibozo.net and update if necesserary.

Feel free to send comments


cwb323 sent to me an archiv file with the content of the old FSI-languages forum: Old FSI-languages forum

UPDATE:cwb323 sent to me what he got from the new forum on FSI-languages: here is the link: New FSI-languages forum

New site

March 4, 2013

Here is the new website dedicated to FSI Languages Courses. The original site is down for more than one month now. Members and I managed to collect the available material

I found an archiv of the original site. I made a new website with all the material found there and the one collected.

I wanted to thank all members who uploaded material and send encouragements.

Missing data

March 4, 2013

Here are the missing data .... the archiv was created in 2011.

Catching up

January 16, 2011

The following texts have been posted over the months since this page's last update:

  • FSI - Adapting and Writing Language Lessons
  • FSI - Portuguese Programmatic Course - Volume 1 (Full Text)
  • FSI - Portuguese Programmatic Course - Volume 2 (Full Text)
  • FSI - Spanish FAST
  • FSI - Swahili An Active Introduction - General Conversation
  • FSI - Swahili An Active Introduction - Geography
  • FSI - Vietnamese Familiarization Course
  • FSI - Kirundi Basic Course
  • FSI - Brazilian Portuguese FAST
  • FSI - French Bridges
  • DLI - Korean Headstart
  • FSI - Polish FAST

Also, the audio for the first 32 lessons of French Sub-Saharan FAST, as well as both the text and audio for German FAST, have been posted.

Many thanks to Oberon for all the above, as well as Martin Styles for the updated audio for Italian FAST.

New Material

November 12, 2009

The texts for the French and Italian Headstart courses are now available.  Russian FAST has also been added.

New Text

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!

WARNING!

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.

However, the same script has recently been detected in other areas of that site.  You should not visit the original site unless you have disabled javascript (or just use the noscript plugin on Firefox).

New Forum

August 23, 2009

This site's forum is now open. Please read the guidelines before posting.

UPDATE of 21/03/2013 the website and the forum are down.

New Audio

July 27, 2009

DemiPuppet has provided the following audio:

  • French Headstart for Belgium
  • German Headstart
  • Italian Headstart

Updated 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!

New Material

May 27, 2009

DemiPuppet has provided the following material:

  • Italian FAST - Text and Audio
  • Lingala Basic Course - Audio
  • Headstart for Latin America (Spanish) - Text and Audio

Updated Audio

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!

New Material

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.

Improved Audio

February 21, 2009

DemiPuppet has provided higher quality audio for the Cantonese Basic Course - Volume 1.

New Audio

January 31, 2009

Audio for the Yoruba Basic Course is now available, thanks to onebir!

New Material

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:

  • FSI - From Spanish to Portuguese - Student Text
  • FSI - Luganda Basic Course - Instructor and Student Text
  • FSI - Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Student Text
  • FSI - Swedish Basic Course - Student Text

Odds and Ends

January14, 2009

Uploaded new OCRed files from DemiPuppet. They are:

  • German Basic Course - Volume 1 - Student Text
  • German Basic Course - Volume 2 - Student Text
  • Le Monde Francophone - Student Text
  • Spanish Basic Course - Volume 1 - Student Text
  • Spanish Basic Course - Volume 2 - Student Text
  • Spanish Programmatic Course - Volume 1 - Instructor Manual
  • Spanish Programmatic Course - Volume 1 - Student Text
  • Spanish Programmatic Course - Volume 1 - Workbook
  • Spanish Programmatic Course - Volume 2 - Instructor Manual
  • Spanish Programmatic Course - Volume 2 - Workbook

Also, added the text for Serbo-Croatian Basic - Volume One.  More material coming soon.

New Look

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.

Updated Texts

December 31, 2008

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.

Updated Texts

December 31, 2008

DemiPuppet has kindly provided OCRed versions of the Finnish, French, Greek, and Hungarian texts.