The Last Language Textbook is a collection of online English language lessons and study materials that people can use instead of a textbook. Our materials can be edited collaboratively right on the site, allowing the content to grow and change with the community. Flexible, media-rich, interactive, community-built, and always free, that is the Last Language Textbook.
Because we believe everyone should have access to language instruction that works for them. That means making free materials and making it possible for everyone in the community to expand and improve those materials so we can all benefit from the expertise of our millions of language teachers and the efforts of the more than a billion language students.
The Last Language Textbook is being written by an open coalition of teachers and students, supported by the Wikiotics Foundation and our sponsors. If you can read this page, you know enough English to be part of the collaboration. Our participate page has quick tasks you can do right now that will make a great difference. If you have questions about institutional participation or sponsorship, please contact us.
The curriculum design phase is already underway and anyone interested in helping to outline what skills to cover in our initial draft should get in contact with us. The lesson building phase will run through July and August, ending with a conference in New York City for all participants. At the conference we will announce the first draft of the completed textbook and begin working to translate those materials into additional languages and expand them for the whole community.