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Language Resources
Learning even a few words of another language will make your travel experience more enjoyable. That is why we include information on how to learn a language as part of our comprehensive travel information. There are a variety of resources available on the web to help people learn to speak another language----from free online lessons to sites that have extensive lists and links to free and commercial products, services and organizations related to the language.  The links below are a mix of websites that have information for you to learn both popular foreign languages, as well as, those that are lesser known. 
 


About.com - Foreign Languages
 
They are an excellent source of foreign language information.  They have links to on-line lessons in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and English as a Second Language (ESL).  They also have comprehensive links to chat rooms and other language resources.
 
AlphaDictionary  
This is more than a source of translation dictionaries. It has a good list of all kinds of resources for many of the world's languages.
 
 
Arthur Lynn's World Languages  
This website has an extensive selection of commercial products to learn to speak over 200 languages presented in a simple, single page list of the languages in alphabetical order. Clicking on the language name will take you to a page that displays all the products available for that language which you can order directly from them. 
 

Call4ALL - World Language Clearinghouse  
The CALL4ALL Languages website is a major portal that has complied one of the most extensive collection of online dictionaries, encyclopedias, language learning links and teaching activities for over 100 major languages and thousands of language pairs. Check out their P-Products Page to find excellent software for Language Learning.
 
Classbrain.com - Foreign languages  
A wonderful website for kids and teens through high school with with links to language resources to learn different languages in the world including some of the lesser known languages. 
 

Digital Dialects  
A beautiful website that covers about 50 languages. They have lists of words in different categories (numbers, vocabulary builder, fruits and vegetables, etc.) with the word shown in English and the other language. You can then practice what you have learned by playing simple interactive games. Requires the free Macromedia Flash Player.  
  

Free Language  
They offer free lessons, podcasts, courses, audio, video, study guides, and other learning material for around 20 of the major languages spoken in the world.
 
FreeLang.net
They offer links to free online language dictionaries, as well as, free software you can download and then download as many languages as you like.  They also have other language resources.
 

iLoveLanguages  
This site contains over 1,800 links to languages of the world. It has extensive categories you can chose from and is the most comprehensive collection of links to language information there is on the web.
  

Jennifer's Language Page  
This is a wonderful site where you can quickly find some basic phrases in hundreds of languages with a transliteration of each one (e.g., Good morning in Swahili - Kiswahili - is shown as "Habari za asubuhi". )  She also has excellent links to other language resources on the web.  Ms. Runner is a high school teacher.  She keeps her site up to date and is always adding new languages. Thank you Jennifer for helping out the planet by making it more friendly.
 

Language Links  
A wonderful website with links to language resources to learn different languages in the world including some of the lesser known languages. 
  
Languages On The Web  
This is one of the best site we have found for quality links to a large number of languages.
 
Lexicool  
They are primarily a comprehensive directory of over 5,000 online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries that are available for free on the Internet. 
 
Links 2 Go: Languages  
Good links to language and linguistic web sites including by categories. 
 
LingNet  
LingNet is dedicated to supporting the members of the Foreign Language Community in their language learning efforts.  LingNet is hosted at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in Monterey, California.
 
Linguist List  
This is a free resource. The site is maintained by linguistics professors and graduate students, and supported entirely by donations.  Although intended for linguists and language students, they have links to various resources for languages. This is a good place to come if you can't find anything on a lesser known language. You can even ask for free help from a panel of linguists.
 
Little Explorers™ (Languages for Children)  
This is language learning for children with a picture dictionary in various languages.
 
LCTL Project  
The Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Project is one of a number of projects which operates under the auspices of the University of Minnesota - Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA). Their project definition of less commonly taught languages includes all of the world's languages except English, French, German, and Spanish. The project's goals are to help advance the teaching and learning of LCTLs.

LCTL - Using their CARLA data base to find where you can learn a language.
Fill in a short form indicating the language you want to learn (you can click Select from list or type it in) and the state or province you live in (pull-down menu), in the United States or Canada and (optionally) select a course type. Note: You must select either a language, a state/province, or an institution, but you can select a combination of them. To see the widest selection of course available, do not select a Course Type.
 

Multilingualbooks.com
An excellent source of links to free and commercial products for foreign languages.  They also have language resources that includes list of foreign radio, TV and Podcasts online listings.
 
MyLanguageExchange.com
This is one of the most popular language exchange websites. You learn to speak another language with a native speaker of that language who is also learning your language via email, text chat or voice chat.
 
 

 






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