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Tutorials & Courses

Basic Language Course in Bengali - A large online Bengali course that includes grammar and exercises. 

Bengali Primer - A simple Bengali course for beginners.

Bengali Language Handbook - 150 pages of useful Bengali grammar.  PDF format.

First & Second Year Bengali Resources - Some very useful PDFs and online dictionaries. 

Introduction To Spoken Bengali - A large in depth course.  Has the look of an FSI course. 

Learn To Read Bengali - Online lessons to teach you to read Bengali.

Modern Textbook in Bengali as a Foreign Language - An online textbook that give a detailed introduction to Bengali.

Peace Corps Lessons - Basic lessons with audio from the Peace Corps.


Interesting Reading Practice

Amader Noakhali - Online news.

Barta Probah - Online news.

BBC Bengali - Up to date news from the BBC in Bengali.

Bdnews24.com - Online news.

Daily Janakantha - Online news.

Daily Jugantor - Online news. 

Deutsche Welle - Up to date news from Deutsch Welle.

Ekattor News Service - Online news.

Ittefaq - Online news.  

JaiJaiDin - Online news.  

Lok Sangbad - Online news.

Nature - Science and nature news in Bengali. 

JaiJaiDin - Online news.

Prothom Alo - Online news.

Wikipedia - Wikipedia in Bengali. If online news isn't interesting enough for you, you can search for whatever you like on Wikipedia.


Things To Listen To

BBC Audio - Several programs, many updated daily. A great resource to practice Bengali. Even if you don't have much time you can always listen to a short program.

Bengali New Testament - The entire New Testament available in MP3 format.

China Radio International - Lots of audio is available from China. An interesting resource from a different perspective.

Global Recordings Network - Provides several free Christian audio recordings.  A great resource.

Radio Japan - Daily news from Japan in Bengali. An interesting way to practice your Bengali.

Voice of America - Offers daily audio in Bengali. The text is in English, but the audio is in Bengali.


Other Bengali Resources

Bengali Alphabet - Audio chart for the Bengali alphabet.  Simply click on a character to hear the audio.

Bengali Resources - Various resources in Bengali, games, short movie clips, and more.

How To Type In Bengali - A downloadable file that allows you to type in Bengali.

The Bengali Language - Information from Wikipedia about the Bengali language. Or try reading about the Bengali language in Bengali for even more practice.

Virtual Bangladesh - Online dictionary.