Language Learning Resources

Digital Dialects

The Digital Dialects website features free to use online games for learning languages. Language resources include games for learning phrases, numbers, useful words, spelling, verb conjugation and alphabets.

 

Duolingo

Duolingo is a free language-learning website and crowdsourced text translation platform. The service is designed so that, as users progress through the lessons, they simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents. As of December, 2012, the site offers Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Italian courses for English speakers

 

E-Language School

The e-language school offers a huge repository of foreign language learning materials. Users can chopoe from ten different languages, including Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Dutch and Spanish. Vocabulary lists, videos, audio files and links to other language resources supplement the text-bases lessons and tutorials.

 

FSI Language

FSI Language is a community site that distributes the Foreign Service language program documentation and audio-tapes created and used by the Foreign Service Institute, a U.S. Government training institution. The courses offered by FSI feature extensive text and audio materials. Users can choose from 31 different foreign languages, including Arabic, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Swahili, Thai and many others.

 

German Language Guide

A wonderful online guide for anyone learning German.

 

Language Zen

This online forum allows you to have a more personalized learning experience. You can use it either as a free learner or pay a subscription, the difference is as a free user you will be limited to time learning each day and ads will appear. However there's still an option to learn from music with the vocabulary that you're learning!

 

Learn Cree online

This is an Online Cree Classroom where students, children, youth, parents, and grandparents can login from the privacy of your own home/work/ classroom computer to participate in our live Online Cree Lessons for FREE! Every Thursday at 9pm EST, 7pm CST

 

Learn Ojibway today with the Ojibway iPhone App

Learn the Ojibway language the easy way by listening to the spoken word.  Finally, you can listen to common words and phrases helping you to speak Ojibway with proper pronunciation. Also, learn about the Ojibway people, famous Ojibways, Treaties and more! Listen to important phrases like greetings, numbers, weather, family relations and more.

 

Mango

Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages, such as French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese and much more. Mango also has English as a Second Language courses.  *Requires valid library card to use.

 

MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers more than 100 free foreign language courses through the university's OpenCoureWare program. Offerings range from undergraduate to graduate level and include everything from Japanese and Chinese to German and Spanish. Courses consist mainly of PDF files, but are sometimes supplemented with audio, video and slide presentations.

 

Practical Ideas for Second Language, International and Heritage Language Classes

This session was presented at the 2007 SOHL Provincial Conference by Valeria Palladino of (IHLA)

 

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Hindi

An online guide to help anyone learn Hindi.

 

U.S Institute of Languages - Spanish

The U.S. Institute of Languages offers a custom Spanish language course that has been used by individuals in more than 130 countries. The course uses a unique teaching method to help users build a larger vocabulary faster. Interactive lessons are meant for Spanish language beginners and focus on grammar, conjugation and word order.

 

Other Language Or Learning Related Links


 

UNI-Prep INstitute

This website has a variety of resources for people wishing to learn online. These resources even include the Ultimate Guide to Online Education, this guide goes over every detail you should consider when thinking about learning - or even teaching - onilne. Additionally they have a TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) ceritficate and diploma course to adequately train and prepare aspiring teachers who want to teach English and travel the world!

 

20 Terrific TED Talks for Language Lovers

A fantastic collection of Ted Talks piquing the interest of language lovers everywhere.

 

International Journal of Language Studies

The International Journal of Language Studies publishes papers which report the findings of original research on the current trends and topics in applied linguistics, linguistics, and language research. It also invites 'state-of-the-art' as well as 'review' papers which critically reflect on current practices in these fields.