Living Language is the foremost name in the field of foreign language self-study. Since 1946, millions have learned to speak, read, and write a new language with Living Language courses. Originally developed by U.S. government experts for overseas-bound service personnel and diplomats, the Living Language line now includes books, cassettes, CDs and digital content in 20 different languages. Our mission is simple. We believe that language enriches lives, opens doors both professionally and personally, and above all builds communities. Language study should not be all drills and rote memorization; languages should live. Language underlies all areas of human interaction, and we strive to provide the highest quality language instruction tools that meet the widest variety of learning styles, needs, and personal or professional goals.

Living Language is part of the Random House family of publishers. We are located in New York City, where every language imaginable can be heard each day in conversation, commerce, and education. Our staff alone can rightfully claim over fifteen languages, not counting the native speaking professionals in every field we work with to develop courses that reflect not only the latest trends in teaching, but also the most relevant and up to date content. As a team, we are committed to our mission of making language accessible, and enjoyable, to everyone.