All ESU community members with a valid ESU email address are encouraged to take advantage of the following resources to learn a language!

Travel, research, career-growth, overseas family ties — all of these are compelling reasons to learn a language, or extend your knowledge of one you know. Each resource provides many hours and different modalities for language learning. All are user-friendly.

All three resources, below, are accessible on nearly any device, and no fees or charges are involved. This is a benefit extended to all ESU students, staff, faculty, administration and alumni.

For more information about these resources, or to ask about credit-bearing courses in a language, see anyone in the Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Religion (Stroud Hall 208; (570) 422-3407;


uTalk is a mobile-friendly, multimedia, language-learning app with over 100 languages to choose from. Use it for practicing useful phrases, learning many vocabulary sets and thematic topics, and comparing your speaking against a native-speaker’s. Includes professional/business applications of most languages.

Instructions for uTalk

  • Download uTalk on any device.
  • On the app select "Login" (NOT Sign Up) then "Student login"
  • Find East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and login with your student details


Pronunciator provides a multimedia learning environment for over 100 languages. It includes in-depth grammatical references, professional-sector thematic practice, voice comparison, downloadable pdf files of vocabulary lists, and even a guide for non-US citizens seeking to study for the citizenship exam. A unique feature is the ability for nonnative English-speakers to learn different varieties of English, and to change the app’s interface to their own language


Ethnologue is the world’s premier hub for language-related information. Not a language-learning site, it nonetheless provides the language learner with complementary information on any of the world’s 7,000+ languages. Country profiles, dialects, relative health of each language, and many, many more features are available to inform the user about any language of interest.

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the programs offered, please contact the department secretary at (570) 422-3407 or email

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 208
(570) 422-3407
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair, Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Religion
Jeff Ruth
(570) 422-3419