Free Online Language Learning Resources for Kids

By Dorot Jewish Division Staff
March 31, 2020
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Childhood is an ideal time to learn a new language. Check out these free sites featuring games, puzzles, stories, and more designed to help children learn and practice languages. Although most of the following sites are geared towards kids, they are enjoyable for users of any age group.


A free educational site for kids ages pre-K-6+ with games and activities in English, as well as Spanish word bingo and Spanish vocabulary.


Accessible with an NYPL Library card and focuses on reading. The site is arranged by topics, and books are supplemented by puzzles and other activities. The content is available in English and Spanish.

Digital Dialects

This site has free language practice games and interactive exercises for dozens of languages. It's designed for use by independent students and/or in classrooms.


A free language learning site and app with lessons in nine languages. Lessons are short and the site emphasizes daily practice; users can also assess their language level with exams.


This site from the British Council has games, stories, and videos to help native speakers of Chinese, Arabic, Russian, French and Spanish learn English. The site includes resources for parents and teachers.

Mango Languages

Access is free with your Library card and four-digit PIN; it is also available as an app for mobile download. Choose from 70 language learning options, including many less common languages, as well as English for speakers of various languages.


You'll find various free learning programs on their website, including the “Oh Noah!” videos, designed for children to learn Spanish vocabulary through activities and games.

TumbleBooks Library

This resource is accessible with your Library card number and features books, puzzles, music, and games for children, including resources in Spanish and French.


This free site for Yiddish language learning is designed for children. Through colorful animations, users learn vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing.