Bengali 101

Top Resources for Learning Bengali

Learn Bengali with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Bengali.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Bengali with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Bengali language

Free Courses

Peace Corps - Introductory Bengali language course
Jaspell - Short course (transliterated)

Amazon - Bengali language learning materials

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Bengali language survival kit basic guide

Dictionaries and Translation

Google Translate - Translate to and from Bengali
Bdword - English/Bengali online dictionary

Grammar and Vocabulary

Forvo - Collection of Bengali words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Bengali grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Bengali vocabulary

Video

TED - Watch TED talks with Bengali subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Bengali

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Bengali language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/bengalilanguage subreddit for learning Bengali

Books

News

Other Resources

Supriyosen - Phonetic English to Bangla script

Articles and Opinion

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