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"The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession."
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
General Language Sites
CultureGrams - a fantastic online database of the countries of the world, their people, culture, history and much more
Language Dictionaries and Translators
Vocabulary Training Exercises - for French, Spanish, and German
Foreign Languages for Travelers - Covering more then 80 languages and 35 translating dictionaries!
Countries of the World
CIA World Factbook - Lots and lots of facts about countries
BBC Country Profiles - An amazing resource for country information. "Provides guide to history, politics and economic background of numerous countries. Also includes audio and video clips from the BBC archives."
Eldis Country Profiles - "Search for information on economic, political and environmental issues in countries throughout the world. Eldis makes a qualitative selection of materials and structures it for easy access."
Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Online Games for Learning 60 Languages
Speak Easy - A huge directory of links to foreign languages and cultures
Lonely Planet - Guide to both foreign and domestic travel information
United Nations Printable Flags
NewsLink - Online newspapers from the U.S. and around the world
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French Audio Dictionary - Turn on your speakers; this is a great tool from About.com
French For Beginners - Another place to go from About.com
Interactive French Activities - Links to all sorts of French language activities
Maps of France
The Regions of France
French Food and Cook
The Culture of French Food - - a thorough look at the culture and diversity of French cuisine
French Food Glossary - hundreds of terms translated
French Speaking Countries - this is a part of a WebQuest by by Shawn D. Hintz at Nicholas Orem Middle School. Scroll down to the Resources section.
World Factbook - a really excellent source of information on countries
French Speaking Countries of the World - from the University of Chicago. Someone spent a lot of time providing links for every country.
Embassy of France in the United States - a good resource of fact sheets on a variety of areas.
Holidays and Celebrations in French Speaking Countries
France-French Culture, Customs, and Etiquette
AP French Links
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Learning the Language
Web Sites for Students of Spanish - Spanish language links on culture, countries, and literature. Don't miss this site!
Learn Spanish - An extensive collection of Spanish tutorials and drills
Dictionary of Spanish
Spanish Online - A free tutorial
Interactive Games for Learning Spanish - Materials on this site are aimed at learners with beginner to intermediate levels of Spanish language. Some include audio.
Online Games in Spanish - This site helps you learn Spanish and have some fun, too - lots of different games.
Spanish Flashcards - online flashcards with sound for learning basic vocabulary like
foods, clothing, furniture, body parts, cooking, school, animals and more.
Spanish Colonization of the Americas.
History of Spanish Speaking Countries
Wikipedia List of Spanish Speaking Countries - links to all the countries
Information About Spanish Speaking Countries - click on the continent for your country
Latin American Countries Directory - from Yahoo
Latin American Network Information Center - from The University of Texas
Maps of Spain
La Piñata - history
The History and Ancient Origin of the Piñata
Latin American Cuisine Directory
The Go Madrid Spanish Food Dictionary & Glossary
Spanish Recipes - Try and enjoy
The World of Tapas - "Everything about the world of spanish Tapas. Tapas Recipes, History, Tapas Board and other interesting themes related to the world of Tapas."
|Cinco de Mayo Links:|
|Cinco de Mayo - In Spanish and English|
|Cinco de Mayo History|
|Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Celebrate victory with these recipes from the Food Network|
|Cinco de Mayo - A Celebration of Mexican Heritage|
AP Spanish Links
Selected AP Spanish Help
AP Spanish Literature and Culture - College Board
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Language Practice Test
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American Sign Language - A basic guide that will get you started with signing Other Languages
Learn American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE)
The Alphabet: American Sign Language - Real hands show each letter of the alphabet.
*Signing Savy - This is an online signing dictionary! Type in a word and see a video of someone signing it.
Nihongo: Japanese Language - Starting Japanese
Japanese Writing Tutor - examples and animationed lessons
Online Foreign Language Dictionaries
Interactive Russian Grammar - a good site for a challenging language
Master Russian - "You don't need to get a Russian visa and buy a ticket to Moscow to learn Russian. MasterRussian.com site gives you the help you need to master Russian grammar, learn new vocabulary, practice in speaking and reading Russian, and learn fascinating facts about Russian culture and people.
Latin Dictionary - More than 80,000 Latin words
Latin Wordstock - "If you are looking for translations of Latin words to English, or derivatives or English words from Latin roots, you have come to the right place."
Useful Foreign Language Travel Phrases
Latin Quotes and Latin Phrases
Zapitalian - Learn Italian online
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