Aspects of Next Language Acquisition– Michael Lessard-Clouston, Biola (links to tons of articles, books, and other sites)
Enchanted Learning (online multi-language dictionary)
Language Acquisition – Stephen Krashen (tons of articles and links)
Language Tutoring General-interest site about language learning, with articles about language history, tips for choosing and learning a new language, common phrases, and more.
LES CEDRES (Paris)
LingQ helps over one million language learners reach fluency in their target languages. We have 1000s of hours of content and members have the ability to import content they find online into the system and translate words and phrases. The words and phrases being studied are then saved and learned through repeated exposure in future lesson and with review activities.
Outline of Cultural Materials (Human Relations Area Files site – at Yale) “The Outline of Cultural Materials, first developed by G.P. Murdock in the 1940s, is an ethnographic classification system on human behavior, social life and customs, material culture, and human-ecological environments. In the past this indexing system was used in the paper and microfiche versions of the Collection of Ethnography and now the OCM subject thesaurus serves the eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology databases. PDF file
OxfordPicture Dictionary (for purchase) Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Haitian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese
The Visual Dictionary
The Word Detective
Translate Languages @searchenginez List of online translation Web sites and downloadable translation software for several different languages.
Translation and drafting aids in the European Union languages “The European Union has 23 official languages, and it has to publish its legislation in all of them. It also has to communicate with the authorities and the public in the Member States in their languages. The translators in the EU institutions who make this possible work behind the scenes, but theirs is a vital and complex task. This page contains links to databases and guides to style and clear writing which you are free to use, as well as discussions of translation-related issues.” (HUGE portal of translation links/dictionaries./free services in all EU languagels)
Tyndale College (Toronto, Canada) Short summer courses on Principles of Language Acquisition, and Culture and Language Learning, more.
The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) is a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages gathered from descriptive materials (such as reference grammars) by a team of 55 authors.
Summer Institute Of Linguistics
Language learning in SIL focuses on developing the ability to communicate in a second language, with special emphasis on languages for which there are few or no written or recorded resources.
Mission Training International
The world’s largest selection of self-instructional language courses: over 285 courses in 106 languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu, including a large selection of courses and related cultural materials for Native American languages. We also carry a large line of English as a Second/Foreign Language instructional courses, as well as personal-development audio and video programs.
Before You Know It
Experts agree that words and small phrases are the building blocks of language. Before You Know It lets users see and hear the foreign language with native speaker pronunciation, and then leads them through a proven, proprietary learning process. BYKI monitors the user’s responses and constantly adjusts to focus on the unique words and phrases that each user finds more challenging. The result is the fastest possible learning with Perfect Recall.
Sites recommended at SitesGoogle.com (an amazing language learning page unfortunately no longer updated – do check out other sections on the archived page though)
General language learning sites:
How to learn any language – Tips & advice on learning languages, information on different language, active forum. Essential resource.
Unilang – Community for language learners with free language courses, pronunciation & vocab guides, easy stories and more.
Omniglot – Guide on writing systems, articles, advice on learning languages etc.
Technique – Tips and tricks for learning languages on your own. (Note: Only available on Internet Archive)
Language Impact – General language articles and info about using mp3s for language learning.
Language learning advisor – Advice, tips, methods, resources, reviews and information on specific languages.
Get Fluent Fast – A great site with articles, tips, memory techniques and more to help in learning a language faster.
Language Learning Expertise – Reviews of language learning series & languages and advice for learning many languages from a multiple polyglot.
BBC Languages – Courses for 7 languages, survival phrases in 36, a language newsletter, tips, stories and discussions on languages.
I Kinda Like Languages – Interactive courses for several languages and writing systems, from popular languages like German and Italian to rarer languages like Uzbek and Afrikaans. Courses can be freely created by registered members.
Language learning forums:
How to learn any language forum – Very active forum about teaching yourself languages, language products, websites, specific languages etc.
Unilang forum – Forum for general language discussion, specific languages, culture, world literature, translations etcs.
Omniglot forum – Forum for language learning, endangered & extinct languages, conlangs, writing systems and more.
Fluent in 3 months forum – New forum with subforums for sharing resources, finding conversation partners, discussions about specific languages, travelling, success stories, linguistics and more.
Word Reference forum – Another big forum for asking questions about meanings of words and sharing links.
Phrasebase forum – Big forum for specific languages, language teachers, translation, language exchanges, languages in general, linguistics etc. Unfortunately all the old posts have been deleted and the forum has been started anew, but with significantly less posts than before.
Sites recommended at Omniglot.com
- Names – how to write your name in a variety of writing systems
- Translation – online translation sites
- Dictionaries – monolingual, bilingual and multilingual online dictionaries
- Language courses – online language courses and lessons
- Phrases – collections of useful phrases in various languges
- Language and linguistics
- Language learning advice
- Language learning resources
- Language exchange
- Endangered and minority languages
- Writing systems, paleography, alternative writing/notation systems
- Sign languages and manual alphabets
- Fonts – fonts for many different alphabets and writing systems
- News – online newspapers, magazines and other sources of news
- Radio – online foreign language radio stations
- Jobs using languages
- Bilingual and multilingual resources
- Constructed languages (conlangs)
- Suggest a link
This page was last checked for dead links on May 21, 2016.