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Education: Learning Languages and Resources
Major Directories & Archives -
Modern Languages

Online Translations & Advanced Search: Professional Translators

EnduringVoices - YouTube™
Greetings  From  Earth - Say Hello to the World
hola * bonjour * hallo * ciao * olá * àëî * halo!nazdar! * hei
tiens! * guten label *
ãåéÜ * szia * god dag * powitanie
àëëî * pazdrav * zdravo * konnichi wa * sha-lòm * hello
World News Languages:
Foreign Language News & Newspapers


DICTIONARIES: Dictionary - Glossaries by Language
* alphaDictionary Language Directory
Language resource site that offers a wide variety of language
  materials intended to help its visitors learn and master anything
  they need to know about their native language or other languages.

Cyndi's List - Dictionaries & Glossaries
* Dictionaries & Information
* Dictionaries & Language Resources (
* Dictionaries & Languages - UT Library Online
Dictionary Society of North America
  Check here for links to other dictionary societies.
Foreign Language Online Dictionaries & Free Translation Links
  Online dictionaries and free translation tools
  Language center, translator, dictionary and translation.
  Directory of translation dictionaries.
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
  Authoritative, up-to-date translations of words and phrases, plus a wealth
  of tools and resources to help you learn and use language more effectively.

  Online language dictionaries.
* Yiddish Dictionary Online

Yiddish Links
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Language Education
* FLTeach - Foreign Language Teaching Forum
  Foreign language teaching methods for all levels and all languages.
  Includes school / college articulation, training of student teachers,
  classroom activities, curriculum and syllabus design.
Global Language Monitor:
Global Language Monitor
  Documents, analyzes and tracks trends in language the world over,
  with a particular emphasis upon global English. 
Gives expert analysis on
  language trends and their subsequent impact on politics, culture and business.
* Language Technology Links
Graham Davies's Favourite Websites
ICT4LT English Modules: Blog
      Information and communications
technology for language teachers.
  Non-profit educational organization that receives and re-transmits television
  programming from around the world in native languages.  These programs are
  available via satellite, cable TV and the Internet to students of language study,
  ethnic communities and anyone seeking a global perspective.

LEARNING LANGUAGES: When do People Learn Languages?
Bryn Mawr College: Language Learning Center
Tri-College & Online Language Resources

Defense Language Institute: Global Language Online Support System
  Service provided by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center;
publicly available materials intended for independent learners: to provide them
  with the learning/teaching tools for improving their foreign language skills.
Duolingo | Free Language Education for the World
  Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English. 
No fees,
  no ads, no gimmicks.  A college-quality education without the pricetag.
FSI Language Courses

Language courses developed by the Foreign Service Institute.
* How to Learn a Language
Languages Bookshelf
LangMedia: Resources for World Languages

Authentic language spoken in its natural cultural environment,
  providing interplay between a given language and its native culture.
* Language Chat Sites
  Chat with people from around the world and practice your language skills.
* Language Learning Advisor
Language learning resources, tips and advice.
Languages on the Web
  Learn foreign languages online.

* Learn a Language
  English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese,
  Japanese and other languages.  Learn a language or find a language course.

* Learning Languages
   Information on how to learn any language.
Lingu@net WorldWide
  Multilingual centre for language learning.
* Linguistic Funland
  TESL, ESL, EFL, language and linguistics links.
  - Languages Other Than English

Livemocha - Free Online Language Learning - Free Lessons Online
  Learn languages and practice with native speakers
Open Culture: Free Language Lessons
Learn languages for free.  Features at least 40 foreign languages,
  including Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Italian and Russian.
  Download lessons to computer / mp3 player and you’re good to go.

Phrasebase™: Learn Foreign Languages Online
  Conversational language learning resource center and community.

* Vocabulix
Free online vocabulary trainer - learn Spanish, English and German.
World Languages & Cultures
  Learn language, know cultures, visit Vistawide.

* World Languages -
Yamada Language Center

Ancient Languages Links
  Oxford University Language Centre weblinks and library shelfmarks.
List of Languages by First Written Accounts
BBC - Languages: Languages across Europe
  - Family Tree
British Library Language Resources
  Pages written by experts on collections by language
  or language group, worldwide.

* Corpus Linguistics
Samples (corpora) or "real world" text corpus.
IMS Open Corpus Workbench: Important Links
    - Sketch Engine: SketchEngine

* KryssTal : Language Families
  - Languages : Indo-European Family
* Languages Online
Omniglot - The Guide to Languages, Alphabets & Other Writing Systems
  A B C D E F G H  I  J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Second Language Acquisition Bibliography
  SLABIB by Vivian Cook.
UCLA Language Materials Project: Links
  Teaching resources for less commonly taught languages.
  - Less Commonly Taught Languages
Oxford University Language Centre weblinks and library shelfmarks.
Variety (Linguistics)
  In sociolinguistics a variety, also called a lect, is a specific form of a language
  or language cluster.  This may include languages, dialects, accents, registers,
Stylistics (field of study) or other sociolinguistic variation,
  as well as the standard variety itself.
  - Standard Language: Dialect
AlphaSearch (archived) by People Groups (archived)
Search for people groups alphabetically based on their language.
A B C D E F G H  I  J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
IDEA International Dialects of English Archive
      Free dialect and accent recordings for the performing arts.

      - Global Map of Accents and Dialects
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Language - Portal:Language
Ethnologue: Languages of the World
  Encyclopedic reference work cataloging 7,106 known living languages.
  - Lists of Languages - Wikipedia
Browse by Language Family | Ethnologue
Browse by Language Name | Ethnologue
Index of Language Articles - Wikipedia
  - Summary by Language Size | Ethnologue
    Numerical tabulations of languages and number of speakers.
    - List of Languages by Number of Native Speakers | Wikipedia
* ELRA - European Language Resources Association: Links
  - Universal Catalogue
    Information regarding Language Resources (LRs) identified all over the world.
* iLoveLanguages
  Guide to languages on the web.
Language Family
  History, status, sound system, grammar, vocabulary, writing and much more.

  - List of Language Families
  - MultiTree
* Languages of the World - Nations Online Project
  Language is the specifically human capacity for acquiring and
  using complex systems of acoustic as well as kinesic signals.
World Languages
    Where they are spoken, with language (3)
    three-letter codes and language description.

Linguistics: Portal:Linguistics - Topic Outline of Linguistics
  - Language & Linguistics Links
    World's largest online linguistic resource
    concerning language and language analysis.
Linguistic Data Consortium:
Language Resources
Linguistics & Language Glossary by Vivian Cook
  - Topical Index of Internet Linguistic Resources
List of Wikipedias - Meta
  Contains a list of the official Wikipedias under the auspices
  of the Wikimedia Foundation, for various languages.
  Test Wikipedias are listed at
Wikimedia Incubator:
List of Wikis
Complete List of Wikimedia Projects - Meta
    - Table of Wikimedia Projects - Meta

  - List of Wikipedias by Language Family
  - List of Wikipedias by Language Macrofamily - Meta
  - Regional Genealogy & Local History Research
    All English Wikipedia country articles are further combined, on a selected country
    by country basis, with key articles in the related language edition of Wikipedia,
    as attached ":" with language description.
* LLOW - Languages of the World
  Extensive description of all languages of the world on the basis of
  linguistic-genetic (language families, clusters, ...) and sociolinguistic
  (status as official language, minority language, ...) criteria as well as
  social-, geopolitical and geographical parameters (number of speakers,
  geographical extension, ...).  In addition to this literature references,
  internet-links, short texts on the individual language families and groups
  as well as text- and audio samples of individual languages.
* Martindale's Language Center
  Language & Translation Center.
  - Indigenous Language
American Indian Language Resources: Tribal List
* Open Language Archives Community (OLAC)
  International partnership of institutions and individuals who are
  creating a worldwide virtual library of language resources by:
  (i) developing consensus on best current practice
  for the digital archiving of language resources, and
  (ii) developing a network of interoperating repositories
  and services for housing and accessing such resources.
OLAC Language Resource Catalog
* Protecting Our Heritage & Fostering Creativity | UNESCO
  - Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
Audio-Visual Resources
    - Websites & Online Resources

* Rosetta Project: Blog - Links
  Global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers
  working to build a publicly accessible digital library of human languages.
  - Texts : Free Books : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
WALS - The World Atlas of Language Structures: Languages
  Large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties
  of languages gathered from descriptive materials (such as reference grammars)
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MODERN LANGUAGES: Modern Language - Top Thirty Languages Spoken in the World
World Language Resources - Hundreds of Languages, Thousands of Products
* Language Geography
  - List of Countries by Spoken Languages
  - List of Languages by Total Number of Speakers
  - List of Official Languages
  - MuturZikin - Linguistic Maps: Linguistic Maps by Country
    Useful and practical information for thousands of
    languages displayed on specific geographical areas.

  - World Atlas of Language Structures Online
    Information on the structural diversity of the world's languages.
* Language Online: General Language Links
Links for Languages of the Wider World
  Free foreign language resources
- Arabic Language
Arabic Weblinks
      - Arabic Language
  - Awadhi Language
Awadhi Language Search
  - Azerbaijani Language
    - Azerbaijani Weblinks
  - Burmese Language
    - Myanmar[Burma] Language
  - Chinese Language
Chinese Language Links
    - Chinese Weblinks
Best Chinese Websites
      - Bing
™ Dictionary(Beta) Help: Bing™ Dictionary
        Dictionary, flashcards, text-to-speech and tools
Chinese as a Second Language
        - International Chinese Language Program

CJK Quick Start
        Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters in English Windows.
      - Gan Chinese
Gan Language
      - Hakka Chinese
Hakka Language
      - Min Chinese
Min Chinese Search
      - Min Nan Chinese
Min Nan Chinese Search
      - Wu Chinese
Wu Chinese Search
      - Xiang Chinese
Xiang Language
      - Yue Chinese
        - Yue Chinese Search
  - Dutch Language
Dutch Weblinks
  - English Language
    - BBC - Learning English
English Language Links
    - English Weblinks (
International Links)
      - English &
        Includes art, dance, music and theater.
  - French Language
French Language Links
French Weblinks
  - German Language
    - German Language Links
German Weblinks
      - Goethe-Institut:

        Learning German; experiencing culture
Hausa Language
    - Hausa Weblinks
India - Language Information Service (LIS - India)
Web based, on line, multi-media, authentic, comprehensive
    information source in the public domain on the Indian languages.

    Languages of India (
Languages with Official Status in India)
    Major Indian Languages (spoken by more than a million people)
    Lists of over ten million speakers; multi-country listed alphabetically.
Assamese Language
Xophura - Assamese Culture & Literature

Bengali Language
Bengali Weblinks
        - Learn to Speak Basic Bengali

   - Bhojpuri Language
      - Bhojpuri Language
    - Gujarati Language
      - GujaratiLexicon
Some Gujarati Language Resources
    - Hindi Language
      - Hindi Links
      - Hindi Weblinks
      - History of Hindustani
Kannada Language
Kannada Language

    - Maithili Language
Maithili: The Language | Mithilaonline....
Malayalam Language
    - Marathi Language
Marathi & English Dictionary
      - Marathi Footsteps Around The World
Oriya Language
      - Comprehensive English-Oriya Dictionary

    - Punjabi Language
Learn to Read Punjabi
Tamil Language
Tamil Electronic Library
Tamil Language In Context

    - Telugu Language
      - Telugu Literary
    - Urdu Language
Urdu Weblinks
  - Italian Language
Italian Language Links
Italian Weblinks
  - Japanese Language
Japanese Language Links
Japanese Weblinks
      - CJK Quick Start
        Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters in English Windows.
  - Javanese Language
Javanese Language
Online Javanese Lessons
  - Korean Language
Korean Weblinks
      - Introduction to Korean
        - CJK Quick Start
          Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters in English Windows.
Malay Language
    - Malay Language Search
Utusan Malaysia Online

Marwari Language
    - Marwari Language Search
Pashto Language
    - Pashto / Pushto Weblinks
Persian Language
Persian (Farsi) Weblinks
  - Polish Language
Polish Weblinks
BBC - Languages - Polish
  - Portuguese Language
Portuguese Weblinks
BBC - Languages - Portuguese
      - Learn Portuguese Language

Romanian Language
    - Romanian Weblinks
Russian Language
    - Russian Language Links
Russian Weblinks
  - Spanish Language
Spanish Language Links
    - Spanish Weblinks
      - Learn Spanish | Free Lessons
        - BBC - Languages - Spanish
        - My Spanish Picture Dictionary
        - Paso a paso
          Extend your Spanish textbook to sites worldwide,
          as well as do online activities, games & puzzles and take self-tests.
Spanish Language Schools
          Spanish language source for Latin America, Spain and the United States.

Sindhi Language
    - Sindhi Language Search
Sundanese Language
Sundanese Language Search
Tagalog Language
: Filipino Language
    - Tagalog Links
Thai Language
    - Thai Language Search
  - Turkish Language
    - Turkish Weblinks
Speak Turkish With Confidence: Turkish Language Association
  - Ukrainian Language
    - Ukrainian Links
      - BBC - Languages - Ukrainian
Uzbek Language
Uzbek Links
  - Vietnamese Language
Language & Culture

* USA:
Center for Applied Linguistics: Site Map
    - Resources: Links to Related Websites
Modern Language Association (MLA)
    - MLA Language Map
      Display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages
      and three groups of less commonly spoken languages in the United States.

Native American Language Net
      Preserving and promoting indigenous American Indian languages.
Resources - American Indian Library Association

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2lingual Google™ Search - Index Translationum
Internet Resources | Translation Studies | Info Services
On Translation In The Ancient World - Cambridge (pdf)
Translate the Real World: Google™ Goggles

GENEALOGY RESOURCES: genealogy - Definitions from
The genealogy language: Ahnenforschung, Genealogie, généalogie, genealogia,
genealogía, geslachtkunde, genealogi, genealogy, genealogical, genealogist
Category:Word List
* Cyndi's List - Languages & Translations
* Research Wiki (English)
Deutsch -  Español -  Français - Italiano - 日本語
    한국어 - Português - Русский - Svenska -

* Free Human Translation Help
  There are a number of free human translation services
  for translating more than a sentence: table summary.
TransServ – GenWiki (German) Transserv - GenWiki (in English)
    Human translation service (for genealogy-related material only).
GenWiki - das Genealogie-Wiki (GenWiki - Genealogical Wiki)
* Jewish Web Index - Languages
  Languages related to doing Jewish genealogy research.
Latin: Latin Alphabet
  - Beginners' Latin
  - Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
Latin Genealogical Word List
  - Latin Language & Culture
  - Latin Literature (Links)
  - Latin Names & Abbreviations
Latin Place Names File
  - Latin Words and Expressions
  - Learn Latin
Romance Studies: Romance Languages
  - Selected Resources for Latin
* TraductionsGenWeb, un service de FranceGenWeb (In French)
Translated version (English)
    All our services are free.
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Language Limits by Search Engine
Current list of language limits offered by each of the main search engines.
* - Advanced Search
Bing™ Translator: Bing™ Translator
Chinese Romanization Converter
* Exalead®: Web Search - Exalead®

Allows advanced refining on the results page
  (language, geographic location, file type, categories)
  but also further data refinement, such as rich content
  (audio, video, RSS) and related terms.
Free Translation Service
Computer generated translation sites on one page.  Machine translation
  systems produce a "gisting translation", a rough translation that gives the "gist",
or central idea; the essence contained in the source text.
Google™ Translate
* iBoogie™ Advanced Web Search
* LOGOS® - Multilingual E-Translations Portal
  - Multilingual Language Links
* Machine Translation
  Automated translation of natural languages.
  - Comparison of Machine Translation Applications
    - Apertium
      Free / open-source platform for developing
      rule-based machine translation systems.
  - Outline of Natural Language Processing
Natural Language Processing Toolkits
MSN® Worldwide
* SearchEngineZ: Translate the Web
  Select resources for serious searchers.
translation map / what is it?
  Connecting people together over the Internet, to facilitate
  a re-writing process, that will produce collaborative
  translations and geographically-based messaging.
* Translation Tools Online Free
Translators without Borders: Red T

Exchange best practices and tools; discuss how to improve them.
    Free wiki to translate words and sentences.
LDS Community Translation Project
Word2Word Language Resources & Translating Chat
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PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATORS: International Federation of Translators:
ATA - American Translators Association
  Translators, interpreters, translation and interpreting
Directory of Translation and Interpreting Services: Search
  - Directory of Language Services Companies:
Capita Translation and Interpreting
Translation company, interpreting and localisation
CIUTI: CIUTI - Members - Translation & Interpretation Links
  International permanent conference of university
  institutes of translators and interpreters
* Free Online Translation Services
  Commercial sites that are providing free language translation.
* Free Translation & Professional Translation Services
Translate web pages and text into different languages.
GALA: Globalization and Localization Association

World's largest trade association for the language industry,
  providing resources, education, advocacy and research.
Language Technology & Services Directory: World Map
Member Directory: Affiliates
* Gengo®
  Simple human translation and translation resources.
IMIA - International Medical Interpreters Association
  Committed to the advancement of professional medical interpreters
  as the best practice to equitable language access to health care
  for linguistically diverse patients.
International Association for Translation & Intercultural Studies
  - Useful Links to Translation and Intercultural Resources
* InterTran™ - translation result
  Translate between language pairs.
Kwintessential Ltd.: Sitemap
  Translation services, interpreters, intercultural
  communication and cross cultural training.
  - Country Profiles - Guides to Culture, Etiquette, Customs & Protocol
Free Online Translation Dictionary
* Lingotek
  Translation technologies, workflow management and community collaboration.
Name Translator | Basis Technology
  Names of people, places and organizations are often the
  most important information contained within a document.

* National Virtual Translation Center (USA) - Worldwide Data

Professional Language Translation Services India | TridIndia
* PROMT® Translator
  Free online translator and dictionary – English, German, French,
  Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Russian languages.
  Translators and translator resources.
Routledge Translation Studies Portal: Links
  Supports scholarly and pedagogical work in the field, including video
  and audio interviews and lectures, sample chapters from key publications,
  exercises, glossaries, links, and a variety of other material.
Peer-reviewed Online Translation Studies Journals
* SYSTRAN® Language Translation Technology
  Online translation, translation software and tools.
  Free computer-generated
text and website translations.
Translation Journal
  Publication for translators by translators; about translators and translation.
Translators’ On-line Resources
    - Miscellaneous Translators’ Resources
    - On-line Glossaries and Dictionaries
    - Translation Aid Software
    - Translators’ Associations
    - Translators’ Databases
    - Translators' Discussion Groups
    - Translators' Educational Resources
Translators' Publications

* Translation Wizard
  Tool which is directly connected to online translation tools.
Translator's Home Companion
  Resources on the Internet and elsewhere for translators,
  interpreters, and those in need of translation services.
  Freelance translators resources and translation agencies,
  helping translators do better business.
WASLI - World Assocation of Sign Language Interpreters
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