Language Resources

Accents and/or Dialects | Individuals From Other Countries | Other Language(s) | Consumers | Interpreter Training/Working With Interpreters

This is not a comprehensive listing of available resources. The inclusion of specific items in this listing does not represent a qualitative judgment or an endorsement of these items by ASHA.

Accents and/or Dialects

Speech Accent Archive
Presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds.

Individuals From Other Countries

Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange
Provides specific information on cultural perspectives of foreign-born persons in the U.S., especially recent immigrants. The monographs contain specific information about culture that rehabilitation service providers can use to more effectively meet the needs of foreign-born recipients of rehabilitation services.

The monographs focus on the top ten countries of origin of the foreign-born population in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: Mexico, China, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, Korea, El Salvador, Jamaica, and Cuba. There is an additional monograph on the culture of Haiti.

Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Contains basic introduction to the people, history, and culture of the group concerned and includes topics such as history, geography, economy, social structure, gender roles, language and literacy, education, religion, art and song, food and dress, festivities, names, and features of the language.

Profiles include Refugees from Burma: Their Backgrounds and Refugee Experiences, The Meskhetian Turks: An Introduction to their History, Culture and Resettlement Experiences, Liberians: An Introduction to Their History and Culture, Muslim Refugees in the United States: A Guide for Service Providers, The Hmong: An Introduction to Their History and Culture, The Somali Bantu: Their History and Culture, The Bosnians, The Haitians, The Iraqis, The Iraqi Kurds, The Somalis: Their History and Culture, The Afghans, Montagnards, The Cubans, Refugees from Sudan.

Other Language(s)

Center for Applied Linguistics
Provides resources to promote a better understanding of language and culture.

CPLOL Leaflets About Facilitating Your Child's Language Development
Leaflets regarding language development for children from 0–4 years in Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German/Deutschland, German/Österreich, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Sami, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. 

Emergency Multilingual Aid
Assists health staff to communicate more effectively with patients. It is intended for use prior to requesting the services of an interpreter or while awaiting the interpreter's arrival. This is available in Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Pashtu, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Somali, and Urdu. 

National Foreign Language Resource Centers
Features 15 Title VI U.S. Department of Education Language Resource Centers to create language-learning materials, offer professional development workshops, and conduct research on foreign language learning.

Linguistic Considerations for English Language Learners
Linguistic considerations for English language learners whose native languages are Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese

National Clearinghouse for English Langauge Acquisition and Language Instructional Educational Programs
Collects, analyzes, synthesizes and disseminates information about language instruction educational programs for English language learners and related programs.


¡Colorín Colorado!
A site in Spanish and English for families and educators of English language learners. 

Information on Speech-Language Development and Disorders for Vietnamese families
A site in Vietnamese and English for a Vietnamese audience.

Interpreter Training/Working With Interpreters

Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Serves as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to ensure full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. 

ASHA Corporate Partners