The University of Chicago's Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (whew...no wonder they use an acronym!) was created as a database of words from written French. It now contains over 150 million words ranging from the 17th to the 20th centuries. A great tool for French scholars and researchers, as well as lovers of language.
Association des Bibliophiles Universels
An extensive collection of public domain French literature, in French.
Bienvenidos Bienvenus Welcome
Put together by a Spanish teacher, this is an impressive group of foreign language links. There are French, German, and Spanish collections, including newspaper and magazine links in all three languages. There's also a chat section, and one for homework help.
Chinese Character Genealogy
This is "An Etymological Chinese-English Dictionary" which would be very useful to students of Chinese. The point and click translation method and excellent use of frames make the site a pleasure to visit, and the background information is interesting even if you're not studying Chinese.
Chinese Language Related Information Page
A number of resources for anyone interested in Chinese, including speakers and students of Chinese languages, China scholars, Chinese teachers, translators, linguists, East Asiatic librarians, and computer programmers.
ClicNet is a French website for culture and literature links, published entirely in French. If you are a French teacher, a printout of one of their links pages might make an excellent quiz for your students.
Concordia Language Villages in Moorhead, MN
Looking for something different to do? Concordia offers a camp with cultural settings. This site is quite nice with a lot of info on their program.
Dave's ESL Cafe
At the English as a Second Language Cafe, you'll find helpful areas such as the Idea Page and Discussion Center. Other people on the net write in with their ideas and problems and get responses. It's a good place for teachers especially. Helpful for students is the quiz page where one can choose from multiple quizzes on a single topic (i.e. geography, grammar, history.
The ESL Center
If you're looking for Web resources on English as a Second Language, including writing, pronunciation, exercises, and teacher links, The ESL Center can help you.
English Country School
Despite its annoying use of the dreaded <BLINK> tag, this site offers great stuff on the English Country School, a British Council-recognized English language summer school for teaching English as a second or foreign language.
Ethnologue: Languages of the World
In trying "to bring together the best information available on the languages of the world," the Ethnologue here presents an electronic catalog of 6700 languages spoken in 228 countries. Choose a country and learn the languages spoken there, the literacy rate, religions practiced, and other interesting and useful information.
This searchable index, from some of the ARTFL Project folks, contains about 75,000 terms and allows you to input French or English for translation.
Read the daily news in German....luckily there's an English option for those who are not fluent.
A Guide to Grammar and Writing
This is a straightforward and exhaustive presentation of English grammar rules and usage examples, followed by computer-graded quizzes and the chance to ask a grammar question. The site also contains writing helps and "grammar goofs." This is an excellent resource.
HAPAX: French Resources on the Web
This site, noted as experimental, is targeted toward university level students and professors. Categories include everything from art and culture to humor and government. Nicely organized by a professor of French at Sweet Briar College.
The Human Languages Page
Did you just begin a class in Swahili? Perhaps a trip to Japan is in your future? At the Human Languages Page, you will find "a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources...[and] online language lessons, translating dictionaries, programs to aid you in learning a language, and more."
IPEE Spanish Language School in Costa Rica
Want or need to learn Spanish? Come to Costa Rica and immerse yourself in the Spanish language while studying in small classes and living in a Costa Rican home. This site gives all the facts, answers your questions, and supplies pictures of classrooms, homes, and Costa Rican beauty.
Indispensable Writing Resources
If you're looking for resources for writing or researching a paper, on or off the Net, you've hit the jackpot here. Taken from Write Your Way to a Higher GPA, this site offers reference material, writing style guides, Internet reference resources, and writing-related Web sites. And it tells you which ones are best!
Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes
This site contains a number of sample lesson plans for Spanish (mainly), French, and German--all involving the Web. There are also foreign language and education links.
Learning Practical Turkish Home Page
This page presents "the lighter sides of Turkish" and the special difficulties of the language for English speakers, with lots of encouragement. If your browser supports Real Audio, you can actually hear the language spoken.
In addition to an online dictionary, Merriam-Webster brings you an online bookstore and archived transcripts of their two-minute Word for the Wise
radio show. Fascinating stuff if you're interested in the English language and its origins.
This handy online guide containing definitions of hundreds of Internet terms is a great resource for Web users.
Soleil's World Learning Series
Children, parents, and educators have special sections of reviewed links at Soleil's. A publisher of educational materials, Soleil (French for sun!) puts an emphasis on languages. For instance, when you click on the wildlife in Fun Zone, you get descriptions in English, Spanish, and French.
The Welsh Language
You can learn the Welsh language online with this site, which includes online help and audio clips in Welsh to aid pronunciation.
Yamada Language Center
This is an alphabetical guide to dialects by geographic location. It contains downloadable fonts and links to information on specific languages.