General Resources

General Resources

  • Bi-lingual dictionaries for Chinese, Italian, French, Japanese, and Spanish. This site also includes language forums that have interesting discussions of usages and idiomatic speech.
  • The Flashcard Machine! Study, create and share flash cards online. Not only can you make cards using words but you can use sounds and pictures too.
  • World Atlas explore your world. Includes maps, flags of the world, time across the world, selected videos of famous sites, a currency converter, etc.
  • The MLA Language Map of the linguistic and cultural composition of the United States.

American Sign Language

Chinese

French

  • ThoughtCo. —Here you can find French lesson, a verb conjugator, and other French tools.

Italian

Japanese

  • If you are interested in having Japanese language partner, this website will help you find one.  You will be able to send E-mail to partners, and they will correct your mistakes for you.  You will help their English in return.
  • Free online quizzes, flashcards and word lists. Covers romaji, hiragana, katakana, kanji, Japanese newspaper words, and reading signs.
  • Kanji Clinic is a column appearing the fourth Monday of every other month in The Japan Times. Its purpose is to provide practical advice and inspiration to non-Japanese adults striving to achieve literacy in Japanese by learning the 1,945 general-use kanji ("Chinese characters").
  • The on-line edition of the Daily Yomiuri newspaper from Japan.

Spanish

Some great sites for practicing vocabulary and grammar on-line:

  1. Excellent study modules for practicing Spanish grammar and culture. 
    http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/index.php
  2. Are you learning Spanish, or do you want to know more about one of the world's greatest languages and the people who speak it? 
    http://spanish.about.com/
  3. Grammar notes, verbs and vocabulary practice from Dr. Lemon.
    http://www.drlemon.com/Grammar101.html 
    http://www.drlemon.com/Grammar/verbs.html
    http://www.drlemon.com/Grammar/vocabulary.html
  4. Free Spanish tutorials on 
    http://studyspanish.com/
  5. Do you prefer youtubes? Check out Professor Jason’s youtubes covering both vocabulary and grammar.
    http://www.professorjason.com/
  6. Practice verb conjugations and play grammar and vocabulary games on Conjuguemos!
    http://conjuguemos.com/home/index.html