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View Resource Language Dictionaries and Translators

Bennett (Bigben) Blaustein (resource formerly located at rivendel Corporation) has provided a language dictionary and translator page on the Web. It contains pointers to searchable and browsable dictionaries with one way and both way translations. It points to a language for travelers page, with translations for basic words, numbers, shopping, travel, directions, places, and time and dates. In...

http://www.word2word.com/dictionary.html
View Resource Language-Learning.net

International WHERE+HOW, longtime publisher of Guides to Language Centres, has launched an online successor, providing free access to "the most comprehensive language schools directory online." The heart of the site is the Language Course Finder, a database of over 6,000 schools in 80 countries teaching 70 languages. Users begin browsing the database by selecting a language from a pull-down menu,...

https://coursefinders.com/en/
View Resource Classical Language Instruction Project

Developed by Christian Wildberg at Princeton University, the Classical Language Instruction Project is designed to function as a resource for college undergraduates hoping to gain some insight into the pronunciation and elocution of ancient Greek and Latin. As the rationale for the Project states on the site: "There may be considerable debate among scholars about the most 'authentic' way to...

http://www.princeton.edu/~clip/
View Resource BBC: Languages

The Learning Zone of BBC Education Online (first discussed in the {May 5, 1995 Scout Report http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/report/sr/1995/scout-950505.html}) offers an excellent resource for learning languages online. The multimedia BBC Education - Languages site provides an interactive learning experience, combining audio clips, video clips, Shockwave games, transcripts, and glossaries for beginning...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/
View Resource Measuring Linguistic Diversity on the Internet

From online dating to scholarly collaborations, the web facilitates millions of interactions between distant groups of people every day. One question recently posed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was this: What languages are being used in all of this online activity? A good question to be sure, and this important document is the result of their...

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000142186_eng
View Resource Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Culture

Despite the hand-wringing over the disappearance of local and regional cultures throughout the United States, many traditions and folkways are very much alive and well. One rather distinctive organization that studies and documents these traditions is the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures at the University of Wisconsin. Drawing on the strengths of the University and their knowledge...

https://csumc.wisc.edu/
View Resource Language Guide

This website is a collaborative project started by a language enthusiast that not only aims to help language learners, but also to "provide a window into the culture of the people who speak those languages." So how does the site accomplish this feat? It provides interactive language lessons, quizzes, and texts that allow the language learner to hear the word or text pronounced by fluent, often...

http://www.languageguide.org/
View Resource Annenberg Lesson Plans

The Annenberg Lesson Plans archive features high-quality educational resources culled from their award-winning documentaries and serial productions. Visitors can select plans by grade level or discipline, or they can just browse as they see fit. The plans tend to be erudite, witty and compelling, and include "American Robin: A Robin's Menu Through the Seasons," "Causal Patterns in Density," and...

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http://www.learner.org/resources/lessonplanbrowse.html
View Resource PBS Learning Media

This site by PBS features thousands of freely accessible videos on hundreds of topics, each of them divided by teacher-friendly category. For instance, selecting Grade 13+ in Browse By Grade & Subject turns up 4,143 results, among them 229 videos concerning English Language Arts and Literacy, 154 on the topic of World Languages, and almost 300 about Mathematics. One can also browse the site by...

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https://wpt.pbslearningmedia.org/
View Resource Creative Language Learning Podcast

The Creative Language Learning Podcast is an hour-long podcast, released once every two weeks, designed to provide insights and tips to anyone - of any age - who is studying and practicing a new language. The podcast is hosted by Kerstin Cable and Lindsay Dow, who both work as language tutors and blog about language study and acquisition. Recent episodes include a discussion about how Snapchat can...

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https://feeds.fireside.fm/cllp/rss
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