Bengali Language Resources
Bengali (or Bangla) is an eastern Indo-Aryan language. It is native to the region of eastern South Asia known as Bengal, which comprises present day Bangladesh, the Indian state of West Bengal, and parts of the Indian states of Tripura and Assam. It is written with the Bengali script. With nearly 230 million total speakers, Bengali is one of the most spoken languages (ranking sixth) in the world.
Resources in the Language Resources Centre
Bengali Resources Catalogue
The PDF file contains all resources for Bengali that can be found in the Language Resources Centre. It is divided into 3 categories:
- Audio CD/DVD
In the 'Notes' column you will find details of, for example, CDs that accompany textbooks and vice versa. Other information had been included throughout the catalogue to help identify a specific item if viewing these off-site.
Please note that these resources are offered on a reference-only basis.
This website provides an introduction to the Bengali script, consonants, vowels and numerals, as well as an audio picture alphabet.
A short introduction to Bengali
A very useful website covering the basics, from pronunciation, syntax, adjectives to verbs.
Five lessons, a list of useful words and ohrases and an English to Bengali dictionary.
Study Bengali at King's
The Bengali web presence of the BBC
A collection of videos and podcasts on a variety of topics such as pronunciation, grammar, conversation and vocabulary. Ideal for learners at all levels.