Every year on February 21, people all around the world observe International Mother Language Day to raise awareness of diversity in languages and cultures and to encourage people to learn languages. These recommended books will provide you with the tools you need to start learning a new language. 

Click the sections below for book ideas.

Africa

2nd Edition
Colloquial Amharic
USD $120.00 $96.00
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949621
Paperback
396 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $69.99 $55.99
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949836
Paperback
284 Pages


1st Edition
Colloquial Somali
USD $105.00 $84.00
July 27, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949805
Paperback
303 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Swahili: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $77.99 $62.39
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950177
Paperback
352 Pages


1st Edition
Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $82.99 $66.39
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960435
Paperback
312 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Zulu: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $58.99 $47.19
May 28, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415837170
Paperback
330 Pages


Americas

3rd Edition
Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $100.00 $80.00
September 29, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415743969
Paperback
380 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 2
USD $69.99 $55.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960145
Paperback
248 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Spanish of Latin America
USD $69.99 $55.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960237
Paperback
336 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Spanish of Latin America 2: The Next Step in Language Learning
USD $69.99 $55.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960299
Paperback
208 Pages


Asia

1st Edition
Colloquial Bengali
USD $63.99 $51.19
July 27, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950078
Paperback
288 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Burmese: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $100.00 $80.00
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958142
Paperback
312 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Cambodian: The Complete Course for Beginners (New Edition)
USD $77.99 $62.39
July 27, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415524070
Paperback
350 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Cantonese: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $96.99 $77.59
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958227
Paperback
304 Pages


3rd Edition
Colloquial Chinese: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $58.99 $47.19
January 26, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138388291
Paperback
450 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Chinese 2: The Next Step in Language Learning
USD $69.99 $55.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958241
Paperback
312 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Gujarati: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $96.99 $77.59
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958401
Paperback
320 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Hindi: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $63.99 $51.19
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949720
Paperback
360 Pages


1st Edition
Colloquial Indonesian: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $79.99 $63.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958418
Paperback
334 Pages

3rd Edition
Colloquial Japanese: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $69.95 $55.96
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949881
Paperback
304 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Korean: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $69.99 $55.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958593
Paperback
320 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Malay: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $77.99 $62.39
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958609
Paperback
256 Pages


1st Edition
Colloquial Mongolian: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $100.00 $80.00
July 31, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950139
Paperback
342 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Tamil: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $77.99 $62.39
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960343
Paperback
322 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Thai
USD $69.99 $55.99
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950184
Paperback
400 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Tibetan: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $96.99 $77.59
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950191
Paperback
336 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Urdu: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $63.99 $51.19
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960374
Paperback
400 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Vietnamese: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $82.99 $66.39
July 31, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950238
Paperback
288 Pages


British Isles

2nd Edition
Colloquial English: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $63.99 $51.19
July 27, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949850
Paperback
326 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $61.99 $49.59
September 30, 2022 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781032077376
Paperback
280 Pages


1st Edition
Colloquial Irish 2: The Next Step in Language Learning
USD $58.99 $47.19
December 05, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367203016
Paperback
230 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Scottish Gaelic: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $69.99 $55.99
August 07, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950146
Paperback
334 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Welsh: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $63.99 $51.19
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960398
Paperback
328 Pages

Eurasia

1st Edition
Colloquial Kazakh
USD $105.00 $84.00
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958562
Paperback
328 Pages

5th Edition
Colloquial Russian: The Complete Course For Beginners
USD $58.99 $47.19
March 08, 2023 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781032417486
Paperback
412 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Russian 2: The Next Step in Language Learning
USD $61.99 $49.59
September 04, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138098015
Paperback
420 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Turkish: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $69.99 $55.99
July 31, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950214
Paperback
348 Pages


Europe

2nd Edition
Colloquial Albanian: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $105.00 $84.00
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949591
Paperback
352 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Basque: A Complete Language Course
USD $96.99 $77.59
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958111
Paperback
254 Pages


1st Edition
Colloquial Breton
USD $100.00 $80.00
July 31, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949843
Paperback
294 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Bulgarian
USD $63.99 $51.19
July 27, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949638
Paperback
296 Pages


1st Edition
Colloquial Catalan: A Complete Course for Beginners
USD $69.99 $55.99
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949652
Paperback
310 Pages

3rd Edition
Colloquial Czech: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $63.99 $51.19
October 05, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950108
Paperback
480 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Danish
USD $69.99 $55.99
July 31, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138957336
Paperback
294 Pages

3rd Edition
Colloquial Dutch: A Complete Language Course
USD $69.99 $55.99
June 14, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138124318
Paperback
370 Pages


1st Edition
Colloquial Dutch 2: The Next Step in Language Learning
USD $63.99 $51.19
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958289
Paperback
220 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Estonian
USD $63.99 $51.19
July 27, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950115
Paperback
264 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Finnish: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $77.99 $62.39
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958302
Paperback
368 Pages

3rd Edition
Colloquial French: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $51.99 $41.59
July 31, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949683
Paperback
288 Pages


1st Edition
Colloquial French 2: The Next step in Language Learning
USD $51.99 $41.59
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950122
Paperback
280 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial German
USD $49.99 $39.99
July 31, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949706
Paperback
380 Pages


1st Edition
Colloquial German 2: The Next Step in Language Learning
USD $51.99 $41.59
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958326
Paperback
240 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Greek
USD $63.99 $51.19
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958333
Paperback
372 Pages


3rd Edition
Colloquial Hungarian: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $82.99 $66.39
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949867
Paperback
392 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Icelandic: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $71.99 $57.59
August 04, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949737
Paperback
416 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Italian: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $51.99 $41.59
March 07, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949744
Paperback
368 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Italian 2: The Next Step in Language Learning
USD $51.99 $41.59
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958531
Paperback
224 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Latvian: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $77.99 $62.39
October 05, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949898
Paperback
288 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Lithuanian: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $79.99 $63.99
July 27, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138949911
Paperback
480 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Norwegian: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $69.99 $55.99
May 12, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415470377
Paperback
391 Pages

3rd Edition
Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $82.99 $66.39
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960107
Paperback
392 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Portuguese: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $69.99 $55.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960114
Paperback
320 Pages

2nd Edition
Colloquial Slovene: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $105.00 $84.00
July 03, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950153
Paperback
328 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Spanish: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $49.99 $39.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960329
Paperback
330 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Spanish 2: The Next Step in Language Learning
USD $51.99 $41.59
July 31, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138950160
Paperback
286 Pages


4th Edition
Colloquial Swedish: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $69.99 $55.99
May 04, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138907164
Paperback
376 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Ukrainian
USD $77.99 $62.39
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960367
Paperback
384 Pages


Middle East

4th Edition
Colloquial Persian: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $71.99 $57.59
October 17, 2023 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781032356730
Paperback
576 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Arabic (Levantine): The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $79.99 $63.99
August 27, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415726856
Paperback
256 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Arabic of the Gulf
USD $79.99 $63.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958128
Paperback
464 Pages

3rd Edition
Colloquial Arabic of Egypt: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $79.99 $63.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138958036
Paperback
384 Pages


2nd Edition
Colloquial Hebrew: The Complete Course for Beginners
USD $58.99 $47.19
November 30, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415475273
Paperback
340 Pages

1st Edition
Colloquial Yiddish
USD $69.99 $55.99
August 13, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960428
Paperback
320 Pages