Index sites, which gather a large number of links on a particular subject, are often the best places to begin an exploration of the Web.
Foreign Language Resources on the Web - University of California, Berkeley. Includes only "quality links" to foreign language resources
GlobeGate Project - Organization created to organize Internet resources for students and teachers of foreign languages. Indexes several thousand foreign-language Web pages.
Language Links - Good gateway site with teaching resources. Includes all the languages we teach and study at UNCA.
The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies - Resources relating to European authors and works. Georgetown University.
Voice of the Shuttle - Great starting place for Web
research in languages or literatures.
CNN en Español - Today's breaking news in Spanish.
Kiosko Mundo Latino - El indice más completo de los medios en español
LexisNexis Academic. UNCA users only. Select Foreign Language News from the menu, then select Dutch, French, German, Italian, or Spanish from the menu. A good opportunity to read current news stories in another language.
The Human Languages Page - Comprehensive catalog of about 1,900 reviewed links to language resources. Pick a language, such as Spanish to get started. Includes online dictionaries and foreign language pages.
Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature - University of Virginia site.
Communication Connections - Compiled
for the Foreign Language Department at Gloucester High School in Gloucester,
Virginia. A great resource for any beginning student. Pick your language and go.
Language Dictionaries and
Translators - Described as "Babal-icious" by a reviewer, this page lists
resources for a large number of languages. Translators are best enjoyed as an amusement,
since the computer-produced results are usually a hoot.
A Web of Online
Grammars - For over 70 languages, from Akkadian to Wolof! Some of the links
listed below are from this page of reviewed sources.
French Language Course - Jacques Léon
Introduction à la linguistique française - Greg Lessard
Bienvenue au Grimoire - Pascal Michelucci
Tennessee Bob's famous French Links - Bob Peckham, University of Tennessee at Martin. 8,000 links to French language and civilization sites.
French Civilization Modules - Interactive lessons.
Deutsche Rechtschreibung: Regeln und Wörterverzeichnis - Amtliche Regelung
A German Language Course for English Speakers - Peter Schroeder
German for Beginners - Dr. Peter Gölz
The German Electronic Textbook - Gary Smith
Plattdeutsch für Anfänger - Wolfgang Lindow
The German-American Corner - Internet magazine and resource guide.
Web Italian Lessons, by Lucio Chiappetti - 3 lessons for the beginning student.
Cyber Italian - Interactive language course and more - Visitors can access sample lessons and links to Italian resources.
Italiano per chi viaggia (English) - Travlang.com site. Italian for visitors.
Internet Dictionary Project -
Italian - About 5,000 English-Italian entries in plain text format.
Mama's Learn to Speak Italian - The not-so-serious Ragú Web site has a few recorded phrases to listen to. Bonus: For some fun, check out Go Mama Go!. You'll need the Click-Toons plug-in to play "the next step in interactive cheese," a Nintendo-like game.
The Human-Languages Page, Languages and Literature, Italian - Links to Italian language newspapers, language lessons, and general sites.
Digital Dante - Full-text of Dante's works. Images. Criticism. Columbia University site.
Dante's Inferno - a nicely done student page by Luke Kleinberndt. The Cantos in English and Italian.
The Decameron Web - Interactive site with text and interpretations of Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron, related information about Boccaccio and 14th Century Italy. Brown University.
Progetto Pico / Pico Project - Pico della Mirandola's Discourse on the Dignity of Man. The text is from the first printed edition (Bologna, 1846), of which there are no extant manuscripts.
I Classici della Letteratura Italiana - edizioni critiche - Works and biographies of major writers.
Liber Liber - Copyright-free full-text works, listed by author and title.
Italian Index - Brigham Young University. Organized by period and topic.
Medieval Italy - The Labyrinth.
Risorse Web Italiane - Italian Web Resources - General index to Italian Web sites on just about any topic, not just sites about Italy. For example, you can visit BEE GEES ITALIA - a tribute to "I leggendari Bee Gees." A site to be explored.
Arte e cultura - part of Dr.DAD(a) DADAnet - CANALI, or Dr. Dada. Many quality sites in the Italian language, but not necessarily about Italian subjects, such as GP Studio - Museo Virtuale di Pablo Picasso, a virtual gallery of Picasso's works in 2-D or 3-D.
Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture - Library of Congress exhibition.
Musei Vaticani - Site maintained by the Christus Rex organization includes a multitude of images from the Vatican Museum.
The Holy See (La Santa Sede) - Official site of Vatican City. The site is available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Opera Web - "The Starting Point for the Opera World." Italian or English versions.
ClassicalNet - Look up information on works or composers. While this is a general site, there are a number of articles about Italian composers.
Learn Spanish - Spanish Language Resources
Comedia. Collection of texts
in Spanish and English translation, teaching tools, and archives of the Comedia Internet
discussion list. Links may go to English, Spanish, or French sites. Maintained by the
Association for Hispanic Classical Theater.
Spanish Search Engines
¡Olé! - "El primer portal hispano"
Eliana [not available 9/10/99]
HispaVista - Much like AltaVista.
Yahoo España - Yahoo in Spanish.
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) - Links to over 5,000 resources, organized by 30 countries and 45 subject areas. University of Texas at Austin.
Go Spain! - Searchable site with a huge number of links.
Sí, Spain - Maintained by the Spanish Embassy in Canada. Comprehensive, and a good source for government information. See the Language and Culture section, and Spanish Cources on [the] Internet.
Spanish Culture - The Mining Co. guide to reviewed Web sites.
Spain - International Renaissance Society. Not a slick page, but it does list some interesting links. [not available 9/10/99]
SpainData - Business-oriented Web directory with some cultural-interest links.
Taller Hispano - Links to Spanish language sites about cultural themes discussed in widely used textbooks.
Mexico - Great looking Web pages from the Universidad de Guadalajara.
Mexico, a Country Study - Library
of Congress compendium of information on Mexico.
Intelligent Person's Guide to the Latin Language by William Harris
New Latin Grammar by Allen & Greenough (Perseus Project)
Latin Verb Exercises
by Carl Hennig
Japanese On-Line by Dr. Suguru Akutsu
Lesser Known Languages
UCLA Language Materials Project - Resources for
about 100 less commonly taught languages. Pick language, type of resource, and skill level
from the menu; then click the Search button.
Language Studies Abroad - Spanish, French, Italian, German
Foreign Languages for Travelers - Travlang. Survival in 70 languages!
AATSP: American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese - Has a Video Resource Library, sponsors workshops and an annual meeting.
ACTFL: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - 7,000 member national organization that promotes foreign language instruction at all educational levels. Features a directory of resources, Standards for FL Learning in the 21st Century, and some downloadable reports on teaching issues.
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) - Launched in 1993, the Center supports programs of research, training, development, and dissemination of information related to second language teaching, learning and assessment. One of nine National Language Resource Centers designated to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. University of Minnesota.
Center for Applied Linguistics - Organization that strives to improve the teaching of English as a second language and foreign language instruction at all levels of the educational system.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics - Publishes digests, short bibliographies, and a newsletter for foreign language teachers.
FLTeach - Foreign Language Teaching Forum. A place where teachers can get information, share ideas, teaching materials, and class activities
Language Learning and Technology - Online journal.
Language Links: A New world of understanding. For teachers and learners of languages, a collection of Web resources and Teaching with the Web, ideas for using WWW resources as teaching tools. University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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