Self Paced

Lao (WMA)

Lao or Laotian a tonal language of the Tai–Kadai language family. Official language of Laos, also spoken in northeast Thailand, it is usually referred to as the Isan language. This course is a Lao basic-level language program developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI).

The course has been used for over thirty years by United States government diplomats and officers for learning the Lao language. Other popular language programs (including Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur) rely heavily on the methods pioneered in this exclusive course. The course contains over 30 hours of educational audio with Student text (download-able). The program is designed to help students reach a level of proficiency which will enable them to participate effectively in most formal and informal. The reference manual has 789 pages of exercises and drills that supplement the audio portion of the course.