Do you need to find information in your own language? Here is a list of useful multilingual websites in the USA. They all offer information in more than one language.
Almost all of the information on American websites is in English, but it is possible to find important information in other languages, too. Many multilingual websites in the USA offer only English and Spanish. Other websites offer several more languages.
Click on the links to get to the English pages. You will find links to other languages from there.
Government multilingual websites
These websites all belong to US government departments or agencies.
CDC seasonal flu information
Download an information sheet in 12 languages from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CDC disaster and weather emergency information
Information in many languages from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with most in Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, French, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. A few pages are in Amharic, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, Hmong, Khmer, Kurdish, and Lao., Pashto, Portuguese, Somali, Swahili, and Tigrinya.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Homeland security and civil rights resources translated into 9 languages.
Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA website has links to its Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean resources at the bottom of the page.
Federal Housing Finance Agency mortgage translations
Translated documents and tools for mortgage borrowers and lenders. Click on “search or browse documents” on the left to see a long list of documents and the available languages.
FEMA Multi-language Disaster Preparation Materials
Disaster information materials in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
Internal Revenue Service multilingual gateways
At the bottom of the IRS home page, you will find links to the Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese IRS pages.
MedlinePlus Multi-language Health Information
MedlinePlus is the website of the US Library of Medicine and part of the National Institutes of Health. It has free, reliable information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues for patients and their families in 50 languages. There is more information in some languages than others. There is also a Spanish version of the website.
National Institutes of Health HealthReach
Multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials about health conditions and wellness topics. This is made for medical professionals but anyone can search for information in their own language by using the search fields. There are also “Safe, Smart and Healthy” videos in many languages.
Social Security Administration
Multilingual site with information and links in 12 languages and access to free interpreter services. Social Security information includes how to get a social security number, work and disability issues, Medicare, and retirement.
USCIS Citizenship Resource Center
Multilingual site with citizenship information and test preparation materials in English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
USCIS Multilingual Resource Center
The USCIS Multilingual Resource Center offers information in more than 25 languages on a variety of topics such as citizenship, Green Cards, employee verification, biometrics, how to report fraud and avoid immigration scams, and humanitarian programs. It also has “How do I?” guides in Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
US Department of Education
This page has a list of the US Department of Education’s resources in other languages.
Welcome to the United States
Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants in 14 languages contains practical information to help newcomers settle into everyday life in the United States, including how to find a place to live, how to get a Social Security number and how the US system of government works.
World Health Organization health topics A-Z
A multilingual website with a list of information pages about health in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.
Glossaries are lists that explain words. Here are some multilingual glossaries on government websites. Some just translate words, and others explain words too.
• English-Spanish Glossary of Mortgage Translations
• English-Spanish Glossary of Student Financial Aid and Postsecondary Education
• Glossary of English-Chinese Financial Terms
• Glossary of English-Spanish Financial Terms
• HIV/AIDS Prevention Bilingual Glossary, English – Spanish, First Edition 2009
• Spanish Health Care Terms in the United States
Non-government multilingual websites
These websites all belong to non-profit organizations.
211 helps people to find services in their area. The website is auto-translated into many languages, and you can search for services by topic and location. Or you can call 2-1-1 – if you do not speak English, the operator will use the 211 “language line” to include an interpreter in the call.
American Red Cross
English and Spanish emergency help and advice website.
Care, Cope, Connect
This downloadable book helps parents cope with stress, help their children feel safe, and provide safety and security for their children. You can download the book in Korean, Arabic, Spanish or English.
Citizenshipworks is the best website to help you apply for citizenship. It guides you through your citizenship application in Spanish, Chinese or English.
Consumer Action helpdesk
Website and phone line in Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean.
Cultural Orientation Center
Download phrasebooks in many languages, including Hmong, Khmer, and Lao, to help you with English phrases to use in everyday American life.
Basic online computer, email, mobile, and internet courses in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
HIV AIDS and Hepatitis C Website
This Australian website has HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C information in Akan, Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, English, Indonesian, Khmer, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
Many free classes and educational videos for children and adults in several languages.
Kidpower safety tips
Download safety posters and handouts for kids and teens in several languages.
La Leche League
Breastfeeding information and support in 13 languages.
Legal Aid at Work
Legal information about rights at work in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Managing Money uses Consumer Action’s multilingual educational resources and other sources to create a website about money issues in the USA in many languages. You can select Spanish, English, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, or “all other languages” in the quick menu on the right side. You can also select topics in the quick menu.
Migration Policy Institute Language Portal
MPI’s Language Portal has thousands of translated state and local agency documents. Use the database to find resources by state, language, document type, area of service, and more. Some states and languages have much more information than others.
Rainbow Welcome Initiative
The Rainbow Welcome Initiative supports the resettlement of LGBT refugees and asylees. Lots of Spanish resources and few French and Arabic pages.
Information about many health topics in 9 Asian languages from Tufts University’s SPIRAL
World Digital Library
Click the little flag in the top right corner to explore books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films from many cultures and countries in 7 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Multilingual language learning websites
There are also many language learning websites that are multilingual. Here are 3 free language learning websites that have multilingual resources:
Activities for ESL students
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles in many languages to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)
This course teaches vocabulary and common expressions It is available in about 30 languages online.
This course teaches everyday expressions and vocabulary. The material is available in many Asian, western and eastern European, and Middle Eastern languages.
Multilingual search engines
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