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Rosetta Stone is an online language learning solution that offers the following features:

  • 30 languages to meet a range of community needs
  • 50 hours of foundational instruction
  • Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more
  • Mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go


Recommended Websites

American Sign Language Resource Site

The “American Sign Language University” - ASLU, provides free self-study materials and lessons, as well as fee-based instructor courses.

BBC Languages

“Where children love language and learn about each other,” this website includes modules for Spanish, French, German, Italian and English with worksheets and information for parents and educators.

Chillola.com

The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

ImTranslator

ImTranslator provides real-time translation, spell checks, a multilingual dictionary and virtual keyboard for many languages.

Language Learning Library

A free comprehensive guide to learning foreign languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Language Learning Library includes learning guides for students and teachers.

LangMedia: LangMedia Resources for World Languages

From the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, a resource that provides resources for languages that are less-frequently offered in schools and universities. The site includes outlines, practice dialogues, and a multimedia section called “Culture Talk” created to give students insights into cultures of peoples across the globe.

LiveMocha

This site is a free social networking site for learning languages and is the world’s largest online learning community. Create a profile to follow lessons and track your progress.

USA Learns

Offers video lessons with practice exercises for learning English as a Second Language, developed by US federal and California state governmental agencies.

Visual Link Languages

The online courses are developed by the U.S. Institute of Languages. There are currently 8 languages, including English.

VOZY: Learn a Language from Life

VOXY is a tool to help ESL students learn English, and uses current articles from world news, pop culture and sports to help students acquire language. There are stories, a life skill section, games and quizzes. Students will need an email address to begin.