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Learn 119 Different Languages Here/Rich!
We are here to dig up 30 languages for you.
How To Learn Any Language
In this case dozens of them. This website is made for people who love languages.
How To Learn A Language
A great new site for learning to speak several languages. Easy to use and with sound
Ready, Set, Grow: What happens when a baby learns two languages
A YouTube presentation.
Why Learning A New Language Is Important For Children
Learning a new language is an advantage irrespective of your age. It is through new languages that we get an in depth knowledge about various cultures across the globe
Why Bilinguals Are Smarter
A NY Times Sunday Review Article.
Ready, Set, Grow: What happens when a baby learns two languages
A YouTube presentation.
A Map of Languages in the United States.
View an interactive map showing the percentages or numbers of speakers of the selected language. Select a state or click the map to zoom in on a region. Add or remove county and city names, rivers and lakes, zip code borders and numbers, or Indian reservations.
Cha Sun Chon et al. - "Our Kindergarten Teacher"
Don't miss this entertaining group of youngsters playing the guitar in unison. It is AWESOME.
Hundreds of photos of cities and landscapes in the world pictures in Panoramio. A great addition to all language sites above. Choose the country then the specific areas or cities.
A total immersion language school online in 11 languages. Learn via Skype.
Free multilingual online dictionary
English Spanish French Portuguese German Italian Swedish
English Grammar and Punctuation Guide
When it comes to writing a paper, the greatest ideas can be trumped by poor grammar and punctuation. While you can use a spelling or grammar checker to correct most errors, even computer-based checkers make mistakes.
Best (they say) spelling and spell check free online dictionary with detail meaning.
One of my all-time favorites:
Susan Boyle - Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1
- A must view at least once a month. jeb
Michael Flatley - Riverdance
Riverdance finale, featuring Michael Flatley, Jean Butler and lots of extremely talented irish dancers. Truly amazing. One of Jim's favorites. Have you seen them yet?
Les Miserables - Official Trailer (HD)
A favorite of your Webmaster
The 10 Best Jumps Ever on YouTube
And just for a Little Variety here. WOW - No Chute and over 22 million visits to date.
ClueWord Multilingual Word Puzzles/Great Fun.
Celebrate Languages A new and fun site with dozens of different languages to explore.
"Hey Donkey. It's time we learn another language"
Ok Shrek, choose one below. Me, I'd like to learn some Vietnamese.
nota bene: A webmaster multilingual favorite site. Great sites and many with sound. Word2Word is pleased to provide these links in the hope of all people developing a better understanding of others through the use of language. We have attempted to place as many online courses at your disposal as possible.
Arabic, Belgian, Bulgarian, Canadian, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lojban, Malaysian, Moldavan, Persian, Portugese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slavonic, Slovenian, Slovakian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Tamil, Taiwanese, Turkish, Uganda, Ukranian, Valencian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish.
nota bene: Another webmaster preferred site.
The Travel Linguist
Whether you want to master another language or just learn a few words for travel, we've got the language learning tools for you. You will have to search for the one that you want to learn. It is fun learning everyday expressions in several NEW languages.
Why Study a FL?
From ACTFL: What does research show about the benefits of language learning?
Learn 8 Different Languages here on this site
Words, Dictionary, Verbs, Phrases, Forum, a Blog and more. Learn a language right here with hundreds of free language-learning lessons, games, and activities. Join us and have some fun.
What would you like to study ?
The Internet Polyglot
Maplandia from Google
A fun means to learn six different languages
The Linguist List
Learning Languages other than English.
Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi, Japanese or more w/video and sound. This site caters to several Asian languages.
A Webmaster Choice Site
Welcome on maplandia.com! Maplandia.com provides the searchable world gazetteer based on Google Maps, the most comprehensive online satellite imagery ever available. More than 2 000 000 places all over the world are divided into many geographical categories according to continents, countries and administrative regions.This is an awesome addition to this homepage site. Do check it out.
The Language Menu
--A free teacher's site with 17 tools to make worksheets with or without pictures in 33 languages.
N.B. This website was created by language teachers for language teachers.
The Ultimate Vocabulary Trainer
A barrel of language links from the UK
Celebrate Multiple Languages here
A site taken from my Best Japanese Websites worth sharing here.
Hatsune Miku Live Party in Sapporo 2011
The sight of thousands of screaming fans waving glow sticks while the the holograph "performs" on stage is straight out of a science fiction novel. It's kinda long but fun.
Hatsune Miku World is Mine Live [HD]
If you liked that one, her she is again. Awesome special effects and a wild crowd always.
Want to see the rest of my Best Japanese Websites?
A listing of language schools worldwide. A helpful guide.
Languages Online / Five of them
Practical FL Learning Tips
Language Tests in Several Languages/Make your own quiz too...
A super means of viewing the entire world up close
Internet 4 Classrooms/multiple language site
Free online language dictionaries.
And here is an OnLine Dictionary
It will provide many versions of the word you select to look up. The WordReference Dictionaries are free online translation dictionaries. The most popular dictionaries are the Spanish Dictionary, French Dictionary and the Italian Dictionary.
Word Reference Site
On-line French, Spanish, Italian Dictionary
Learn new words in several different languages here/nice site.
Language Exchange via E-mail, Text Chat and Voice Mail
Financial Times Currency Converter
A strong source for money information.
Linguanaut/ 50 languages all FREE
Lang-8 is a SNS (Social Networking Service) site for language exchange and international communication.
Words and phrases in several languages
Majstro Translation Dictionary
Powerful and multifaceted
Multiple Language Dictionary Site
From English to 14 different languages
Language Dictionaries for 6 languages
Learn Dozens of Language Phrases w/sound
American Sign Language Website
Education...one sign at a time
Tips for Learning Another Language
From ie language / a great site
WikIdioms is a multilingual dictionary of idioms. The dictionary is created by the online community of native speakers of different languages. Our vision is to create a dynamic online reference helping language enthusiasts and professionals to make the speech more colorful by actively employing idioms in non-native languages.
General Language & Multilingual Sites/Dozens of them!
Learn to Read Hieroglyphics
With all Jim's websites up above...
Shrek can leap over Donkey in 29 Languages
I just discovered this multiple language site and it's a good one.
Tin Tin Trailers - Dozens of them. Enjoy!
Four language drills French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.
All the lessons on this website are free, according to your native language, you can click on the link you want to learn French, Spanish or Portuguese.
Languages Online Four different languages are on this site.
If you liked the one above, try this one as well. jeb
Languages of the World Quizzes These quizzes are related to the Transparent Language Languages of the World software program.
Great site for review. Hope you like my shots below. jeb
Vistas in Education Travel and Family Stay Programs
I know this program personally and have traveled with VIE several times. jeb
Pterois is a genus of venomous marine fish, commonly
known as Lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific.
"The mind is everything. What we think we become." ~Buddha
This one is said to be the most complex Crop Circle ever.
The formation, measuring 150ft in diameter, is apparently a coded
image representing the first 10 digits, 3.141592654, of pi.
Greetings. My name is Rixijabon from Kepler-186f.
The phrase "Ancora Imparo" means "I am still learning."
In fact, at the ripe age of 87, Michelangelo wrote this inscription
on a sketch he was performing and it remains true to this day.
This goes for your Webmaster to this day as well. How about you?
Neat site. You choose the language and you can take a quiz.
Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More
Online Etymology Dictionary
This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. I love this site. jeb
Games for Languages
Welcome to a one stop shop where you can PLAY FREE online courses and QUICK GAMES in several languages. Read THE BLOG and quick reviews of ONLINE SITES. A super new discovery.
Care to pay a visit to the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris?
Free Foreign Language Resources
The 39 different language links on this page are carefully hand-selected to give you immediate access to free websites that teach languages online with animation, audio, and dynamic interactions. Enjoy exploring.
Foreign Crossword Puzzles
Crossword Puzzles in Foreign Language, dozens of them.
A collaborative project to develop interactive, sound-integrated language learning resources. A multiple language resource so start learning another language here.
Beste Reise Guide
Your challenge of the DAY. A USA Travel Guide in GERMAN.
Quia shared activities area
Choose a subject area (language) that interests you, and then browse through the many learning activities. All of these games and quizzes were created by educators using Quia's tools and templates.
I love this site and use it all the time for finding great maps of any area of the world.
List of countries where Spanish is an official language
Can you name the top five? Sure Spain #1 but then which countries?
List of countries where French is an official language
Can you name the top five? France is NOT #1. How did you do?
List of countries where German is the only official language
Can you name all five? What was your #2 and #3?
The Language Gulper
A neat NEW find with detailed descriptions of the main languages of the world in a clear, concise way. Its scope is not only living languages but also ancient ones of historical or cultural importance. So far, "The Language Gulper" includes 131 individual language pages, 40 about families and branches and 8 about linguistic areas. These two have an insatiable appetite for ancient and modern tongues. 2013 Alejandro Gutman and Beatriz Avanzati
One SUPER NEW FIND in many languages. You will note that this site is in French. All you have to do is go to the URL and change the french.php to the language you want. I use it all the time in my summer school class. And there is good sound for most words or phrases.
A photographic travel guide
Colorful photos from around the world. Type in where you want to go in the Travel to box and VOILA.
Great vocabulary builder with sound for ten languages.
Micrositas : Resources for teaching and learning several languages
Curriculum units, teaching materials, virtual picture books, videos and more. A neat NEW site. You'll enjoy just surfing through the wide variety of materials. Great new find.
BING'S new language translator
It's a lot like the Google version. It's very fast. Give it a try.
My Memory Translation
Here's where machine translation meets human translation. Many variations online.
Learning a language being young
A YouTube explanation by Dr. Christine Jernigan to help parents to raise bi-lingual children.
Dozens of languages with sound. A great new find.
A really cool site that takes you all over the world to view close up and with 360 degree views with just your Mouse. Just move it L or R for a 360 scan.
I Love Languages
Your guide to languages on the Web.
Languages on the Web
Lonweb.org is a huge resources with thousands of language related links. A super new find.
Verb Conjugation on-line
You pick the language and they conjugate verbs in that language. Wow!
The Illinois Council on the Tchg of Langs. Helpful Links
A Guide to Language Vacations & Workshops
FL Resources at Internet 4 Classrooms
The information source for language learners and language learning on the web.
Language Resources from the Lang. Media Center - U of Iowa
International movers are experts in the world of moving, packing and logistics as well as international rules and processes. They will not only provide you qualified information on shipping and regulations, they will also reliably track your household goods shipment.
Yabla - Language Immersion Through Online Video
Only Yabla language immersion sites give you authentic television, music videos, drama, interviews, travel, and Yabla exclusive shoots from throughout the world.
busuu - Learn languages for free online
Take a video tour.
Common Foreign Phrase Meanings - A Game
A plethora of quizzes in a variety of languages
Quizzes on various languages from around the world. Explore and enjoy!
Quizzes in 11 different languages
Movie quiz | Music quiz | Football quiz | Geography quiz
Common Foreign Phrase Meaning Game by Matching
Online language community. Learn a language and connect with native speakers for instructive help.
Shambles All Language Site
A plethora of sites that language instructors need. Lots of super resources.
FL and ESL Games
Even acquiring basic level skills in one or several foreign languages is bound to have a sizable beneficial impact on one's career and life in general. A great way to begin to learn a foreign language is through online games. Kids and adults alike love learning foreign words and phrases using fun matching games.
Foreign Language Learning For Kids
A Fun Educational Website for Teachers and Kids.
What is the best language learning software?
Learning a foreign language with language learning software can be quite a rewarding experience. Choosing the best language learning software for you, on the other hand, can be frustrating. With so many options it is difficult to determine which software will work best for you. Everyone has a unique learning style which is why it is hard to say definitively that one language learning software is the best.
e Language School / Learn a FL Online for Free
eLanguageSchool.net is the largest website for learning multiple languages on the Internet. We have compiled the best resources from a variety of sources to make learning any of ten different languages as easy as possible. Select your language from the side to get started.
Surface Languages is a free site to learn basic survival words and phrases on a variety of topics in 37 different languages. Lots of help for arabic (12), chinese (42), cultures (70), french (75), german (53), greek (39), hebrew (10), italian (23), latin (22), phrases (6), portuguese (11), russian (18), spanish (82). This site would be very handy in introduction (and level 1) world language classes. Use this site as a learning station or center.
Verbs Online for Six Languages
5 Best Free Websites to Learn Foreign Languages
18 Great Sites to Learn a New Language
10 Best Language Websites
Websites for FL Teachers
From a fellow Rhode Island FL teacher.
Ultralingua Online Dictionary
For people who love languages.
Language Learning Resources
Seven different language resources from Pimsleur Approach.
A valuable site dedicated to helping members learn 34 languages by providing them a way to memorize words and their meanings. This site helps your memory to grasp more information and retain it for longer time. Access to all pages is free.
Neat new site w/sound too!
BIG TIME multiple language sites
40 different language sites, each with multiple links.
Ways and Means of Engaging Language Learners
A video with lots of good ideas. Activities for Beginners through Advanced levels.
General Resources and Ideas
Ideas and Tips for French, German, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin.
18 Great Sites to Learn a New Language
Take a good look at each of them as they have lots to offer students and their teachers.
Languages Online - Nine of Them
A tremendous new site with lots of video illustrations and a wide range of topics.
Don't miss this new link. It is a great aid for learning another language. That's why it's here the TOP. Ready-Made Activities. Engaging interactive tasks and printable worksheets that introduce, reinforce and recycle vocabulary. Activities are self-paced and self-correcting and include recordings by native speakers.From the State of Victoria, Australia.
Free Easy Courses Portal
Multiple languages with several different levels and directions.
The Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT) - UK
C4LPT is a free resource site on the use of new (particularly social) technologies for learning and performance. It is now one of the world's most visited learning sites on the Web, with over 100,000 visits every month.
Translate English into another language
This is a neat new discovery. It also has vocabulary drills, quizzes, games and more. Do take a look at it.
Learn words, phrases and expressions in 40 Languages for FREE
::SurfaceLanguages:: contains thousands of words, phrases and expressions covering a wide variety of situations in many different foreign languages. Have fun hearing and repeating common words and phrases in a whole bunch of different languages. Use these with your students. Teach them how to count to five in Japanese, Italian, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and dozens more. I just learned how to say Good Morning and Please in Hebrew.
Travel Language Directory
A tremendous new FIND with dozens of helpful links in twelve different languages.
Each language has lists for dictionaries, grammar, language schools, resources and translations. You will certainly find something here to help learn the language you are studying.
Master List of Language Schools from all over the world
Language schools and immersion programs in Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and many other languages will help you learn a language of your choice.
A one-stop shop
CAPL Project: Authentic Photos from all over the world
Welcome to the Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon, CAPL, the source for authentic images for language learning.
By Michael R. Shaughnessy, Ph.D
Speedy Language Phrasebooks
Handy phrasebooks in several languages.
I have used these handy little guides overseas in several countries for years.
You will find them very handy on your travels overseas. Your Webmaster
Online Free Spell Checker
Email, or e-mail as it is often spelt, is a massive part of everyday life, and whether business or personal emails, the words contained within an email represent the sender.
A Great Interactive Map of World Countries"
A closeup view of all portions of any nation
This source will let you explore the entire world.
A performance on the Russian Bar, recorded for Chinese television at the Circus Festival of Monte Carlo. The final stunt is unbelievable! PS Enlarge your screen too. Do not miss this performance.
IE Language Links...dozens of them in many languages/not to be missed.
A super new site with children's songs from all over the world
Do check this one out! It is a great new link and jump along with them. jeb
Text to speech translator
A powerful and fun site with sound and a variety of voices/TRY IT!
A Language Tutorial Index
Free Language Tutorials, Basic Phrases, Vocabulary and Grammar in 15 Languages
Be sure to check this one out as it is totally LOADED!
A Trip Tool Phrasebook in Six Languages
A great tool if you do not know the common words
Fluent Future/multiple language videos
Fluentfuture is a community-based language exchange platform. You can learn languages for free
Languages of the World / BBC
Essential phrases in 36 languages. Learn all the basics here/RICH SITE!
The Digital Dialects website features free to use interactive games for learning languages. This site requires the use of Macromedia Flash Player. Great new addition here with 59 different languages/Rich Site w/lots of great activities for each.
Glimpse Abroad Site
The Glimpse Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that fosters cross-cultural understanding and exchange, particularly between the United States and the rest of the world.
Around the world in six languages
A Word A Day and A Phrase A Day right here
Examples, | Arabic | Esperanto | Greek | Irish | Welsh | Russian | French | Russian | Italian | and more...
From the BBC/Multiple Language Site with MP3 downloads
Very rich/Try it!
WWW Resources for Language Teachers from SUNY Cortland
FL Teach Websites
This is a totally loaded website with many helpful links to various languages
900 Sites for Teachers
Choose a country and receive information. Great site!
Foreign Language Education Sites
Answers.com offers free access to millions of topics from the world's leading publishers.
Lessons, Podcasts, Courses, Audio, Video, Study Guides, Learning Materials.
Many Fun Language Games
More Games tagged 'languages'
Lingua Central from the UK
Games, Vocabulary and much more in French, Spanish and German
Best Chinese Websites Homepage
Chichen Itza in Mexico is a complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. A massive step pyramid, known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan, dominates the ancient city, which thrived from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s. I climbed to the top.
Here is GOOGLE...
And here are the newest Google Language Tools!
Use the Google Interface in Your Language
Google for Spanish
Google for French
Google for German
Google for Japanese
Google for Chinese
Google for Italian
Google for Russian
One means of crossing a lake. Duck to Duck.
Back to the TOP OF THIS PAGE
Have you ever heard of any of these African languages?
Fulani | Bambara | Akan | Yoruba | Luba | Lulua | Gikuyu | Shona | Kongo | Xhosa | Makua or Amharic?
For an interesting website on world languages by continents go to -
-->World Languages Map
Toc Toc Toc!
Who whooo's there?
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom
but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind - Khalil Gibran
Language teacher advice and tips:
I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your language association (http://www.aat--.org) plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL - (http://www.actfl.org and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Get involved anyway you can with each. Rub noses with people at the TOP. Get to know the officers personally. Keep in contact with them. Use these association offerings, suggestions and resources.
Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always loved is "If you think you're GREEN, you'll grow - if you think you're RIPE, you'll rot." All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and your language students.
Keep your classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own language classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm 72 but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their shoes." Don't forget to have FUN doing it. jeb BA, MA, ABD