About us

Oxford Languages is committed to unlocking the power of language for learning and for life.

 

Our world-class language research programme builds on over 150 years of experience and technological innovation to deliver authoritative, evidence-based content in more than 50 languages.

 

From bespoke language datasets to self-service APIs to our flagship Oxford English Dictionary, all Oxford Languages content is uniquely curated and delivered by our expert team of lexicographers, linguists, and language technologists to the highest of standards.

 

We bring this unparalleled expertise to partnerships across the globe as we work with like-minded innovators to advance learning and communication for future generations.

 

Trusted by big tech, academic institutions, and local community initiatives alike, our language data is at the forefront of global communication, powering the products, research, and projects that are making language knowledge available to all.

 

Our story

 

Oxford Languages’ story is one of continual innovation dedicated to the advancement of language knowledge for the benefit of everyone, everywhere.

 

Learn how Oxford Languages evolved from one ambitious project to the world’s most trusted language content provider.

 

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How we create content

 

Oxford Languages takes an evidence-based approach to language content creation, employing sophisticated corpora technology together with our team’s lexical expertise to record and reflect languages meaningfully and accurately.

 

Find out more about our content creation aims and processes.

 

Read about our editorial processes⟶

 

Communities

 

Through our community partnerships, we are on the road to a future where quality lexical data for languages spoken by millions of people worldwide is digitally available and engaged in the development of new communication technologies.

 

Read our community stories for more about our language initiatives around the world.

 

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