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A Foreign Language Exchange Site - MIXXER
The Mixxer is a free educational site for those learning a second language. The site is designed for students as well as teachers and offers many language exchange options. A "language exchange" occurs when one partner fluently speaks the language the other partner is studying, and vice-versa. Once the exchange is established, partners agree to meet online and help one another practice and learn the other's language. Exchange opportunities include Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, and many others.
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American Sign Language Browser
An A-Z listing of thousands of English words, each linked to clear, repeating video clips of their signs. Brief descriptions / instructions accompany the visuals. The browser comes from Michigan State Universities through their Comm Tech Lab.
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ARTFL Project
A new interface on this French to English, English to French dictionary provides much added information with its responses. From the University of Chicago.
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources, Handouts and Exercises
From Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL), this page is a goldmine of clear, thorough guides and practice opportunities for teachers and learners of English. Help in grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation and much more is provided. Links to resource pages add much value.
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Ethnologue
This site is a database of languages and language dialects spoken in countries across the globe. Languages are indexed by country, language type, language code and language family. This site also contains the SIL bibliography, which is a database of 16,500 references to materials about languages.
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Foreign Language Lesson Plans
This National Endowment for the Humanities website provides links to lesson ideas for languages taught from the elementary to secondary level. There are also links to student resources..
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Foreign Language News and Newspapers
Librarians at MIT have compiled directories of electronic journals, newspapers and magazines for eight languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Brief, helpful descriptions accompany each link.
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La grammatica Italiana
A professor of romance languages at the University of Vermont created this attractive site for her students. It offers explanations and examples of basic Italian grammatical structures along with practice exercises. Lessons are presented in English and categorized by part of speech or form. Another of her pages, I Classici Online, links to texts and discussions of literary classics.
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Language Learning and Technology
This online refereed journal, published three times a year, offers full text articles on various issues in language learning and teaching and the impact of technology use on each. The site is searchable and rich in reference links. LLT is sponsored jointly by language centers at the Universities of Hawaii and Michigan State and the Center for Applied Linguistics.
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Language Resources
The Polyglot project of the University of Wisconsin compiled this library of literature in many languages, including Spanish, Turkish, Japanese, Dutch, and many others.
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Rosetta Project
This ongoing project aims to build an archive of all the world's languages, most of which will become extinct in the next century. Extent of courage varies, but many entries include detailed descriptions, maps, writing, audio samples, texts, and grammar analyses compiled from many sources. Stanford University Libraries, the National Science Foundation, NSDL, and the Long Now Foundation support this project.
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SEELRC Russian Webliography
The Slavic and East European Language Resource Center organizes this extensive collection of sites covering many aspects of the study of Russian, including history, culture, and multi-leveled language learning materials. Please note: links to webliographies of many more languages appear in a listing on the right side of the screen.
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Verbix
Site offers a free verb conjugator covering hundreds of languages. Conjugations are thorough and carried out to many tenses. Verbix is a non-profit organization working to promote linguistic diversity. Regional variations and even some extinct languages are included.
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