7000 Languages is a nonprofit that creates free language-learning software for communities worldwide.
What We Do
We partner with Indigenous, minority, and refugee communities who want to create language-learning software for their language.
We believe that language revival works best when a motivated local team is in charge. That's why the community decides what they want to teach, and why these groups are called "7000 Languages Partners".
Together, we determine the goals for the online course and decide which software activities would be most useful. We offer over 40 activities, including:
Video with Subtitles
Our language-learning software and tools are donated by Transparent Language. To learn more about why we partner with for-profit businesses, click here.
Once the course structure is decided, we train community experts to record audio and transcribe text for the course.
Plus teacher-oriented features like:
Create a Virtual Class
Create Lessons On-the-Go
Assign Lessons to Your Students
Track Student Progress
Why It Matters
For many groups, language is a way to connect to their culture and identity. Speaking a heritage language can mean better health and better performance in school. Communities know this, and they're looking for modern ways to keep their languages alive.
Don't know what an endangered language is? Click here to learn more.
Who Can Qualify?
We have a few basic guidelines:
- You don’t need to be a certified teacher.
- You do need to share any resources you create on 7000.org and other sites.
- You can’t teach a major language, like Spanish or French.
If you're a linguist or a member of an Indigenous community, click the button below to apply for free software.
If you care about languages and want to support our work, please consider donating or volunteering. Our success depends on language advocates like you.