Translation

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If you’re like many folks, in learning a foreign language you’ll welcome all the help you can get.

I’m thinking particularly of students who are enrolled in language courses and who would benefit from supplements to their study materials, but the resources below also would assist the curious independent learner. (If DIY learning foreign languages seems a particularly formidable task, hey — remember Benjamin Franklin did it, and without the internet.)

So browse around on these sites; they include links to resources that will help you with your Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, French, and more.

http://www.coerll.utexas.edu/coerll/materials
A page of exciting language links from The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin.

http://calper.la.psu.edu/resources.php?page=mats
Links from the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at The Pennsylvania State University.

http://libguides.mit.edu/flnewspapers
Foreign Language News and Newspapers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries.

http://www.yourdictionary.com/
YourDictionary.com features an impressive array of foreign language dictionaries for quick reference. Click “Other Dictionaries” and then “Foreign Language Online Dictionaries.”

http://www.studyspanish.com/
A help site for studying Spanish with some free resources.

http://www.lmp.ucla.edu/
The UCLA Language Materials Project: “Teaching Resources for Less Commonly Taught Languages.”  Browse those languages by using their drop-down menu; you can also search by region on their world map.

http://www.indiana.edu/~celcar/index.html
The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region at Indiana University addresses uncommonly taught languages such as Mongolian, Pashto, and Uzbek. Check out “Language Materials.”

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