World Languages
[Dewey numbers: 400s]

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Foreign News Sources

Full Text News Archives Page
Online news sources with extensive archives of full-text news articles that are available through the use of their own, local search engine. Included are daily regional newspapers, as well as national news organizations, plus a few international newspapers. Use them to find out about your country of interest.
Internet Public Library Newspapers -
Connections to hundreds of newspapers, magazines and media throughout the U.S. and the world.
Online Newspapers, by State and Country
Connections to hundreds of newspapers throughout the U.S. and the world, organized according to state and country.

Foreign Language Resources

Transparent Language -
is a commercial service which offers translation products. Free Translation is their online translation service which instantly translates to and from major European languages, including French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Spanish. Their Language and culture pages have a language overview and survival phrases (with audio) for more major world languages from Arabic to Ukrainian.
Jennifer's Language Page -
At this web-site you can learn how to say several words and phrases in hundreds of different languages. The author collected these words from dictionaries, phrase books, people who speak these languages, and online language resources.
Foreign Language & Culture -
A Web site with links to resources which would be helpful to people wanting to learn about different cultures of the world.
I Love Languages -
"iLoveLanguages' purpose is to list, categorize, and promote Internet resources related to language learning, education, and use. We want to make sure that people who are interested in learning a language can find information, products, and services they can use to help. We also want to promote language education by giving everyone the opportunity to delve into a language other than their own."


French Language (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about the French language. Categories include: Booksellers; Dictionaries; Education; Institutes; Lessons and Tutorials Online; Translation Services; Walloon; and Web Directories.
France (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about France. Categories include: Cities; Counties (MRC); Metropolitan Areas; Regions; Islands; Area Guides; Arts and Humanities; Business and Economy; Community and Culture; Computers and Internet; Country Guides; Education; Employment; Entertainment; Government; Health; News and Media; Real Estate; Recreation and Sports; Reference; Science; Social Science; and Travel and Transportation. See also Yahoo! France for French language sites.
Quebec (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec. Categories include: Cities; Departments; Regions; Overseas Departments; Overseas Territories; Arts and Humanities; Business and Economy; Computers and Internet; Country Guides; Education; Entertainment; Government; Health; News and Media; Recreation and Sports; Reference; Science; Social Science; Society and Culture; and Travel. See also Yahoo! Canada en français for French language sites.
Switzerland (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about Switzerland. Cities; Cantons; Regions; Arts and Humanities; Business and Economy; Computers and Internet; Country Guides; Education; Entertainment; Government; Health; News and Media; Recreation and Sports; Reference; Science; Social Science; and Travel. See also Yahoo! Suisse for French language sites.
Christmas Traditions in France and Canada -
Tells about the ways that the French speaking peoples in France and Canada celebrate Christmas.
The Siege and Commune of Paris, 1870-1871 -
"Links to over 1200 digitized photographs and images recorded during the Siege and Commune of Paris cir. 1871. Search by keyword or browse the index. Originals are located in special collections in the Deering Library at Northwestern University."
Tour de France -
Enjoy a tour of the various regions of France, brought to you by the Embassy of France in Washington D.C. and the Internet Multicasting Service.
The French Connection -
The French Connection is a collection of Internet links to places and items of interest with a French theme. It is designed for students of French and for francophiles in general.
Le Monde -
Famous daily newspaper from France (in French).
Le Web -
French language gateway to Web sites in France.
Ministère de la culture -
The French Ministry of Culture Web server.
WebLouvre -
Art exhibition based on the famous Musee du Louvre in France. Lots of exceptionally well selected art.
Site du Canada -
The Canadian home page in French. Links to lots of information about Canada.


Latin (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about the Latin language. Categories include: Institutes; Lessons and Tutorials Online; and Organizations.
Contemporary Latin Poetry -
This page is meant to be a jumping-off point for examples of modern (aka 20th and 21st century) Latin verse as well as information about such things as scansion, poetic style, and anything else that seems related.
Latin Language and Literature -
This Web site annotated directory of Internet resources for the Latin language, including dictionaries, study helps, and Latin literature.
The Latin Library -
The Web site provides full-texts in Latin from classic Latin authors to "neo-Latin" texts such as Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Latin Verb Conjugation -
This Web site features an applet that conjugates regular Latin verbs into different tenses and voices.
Latin Vulgate Bible - gopher://
Plain, public domain version of the Vulgate. No search engine.
Classics Unveiled -
Includes MythNet, with information about classic mythology; Rome Unleashed, about the history of ancient Rome; Rome Exposed, about ancient Roman life; and Latin Wordstock, a Latin-English English-Latin translation service.
Latin=English Dictionary -
"This Latin dictionary made its first appearance back in 1995 when Greek Dictionaries from the Liddel & Scott series were already online but a reasonably good Latin dictionary was still wanting for the internet community. Has links
Latin-Greek Language Resource Pages -
This site provides notes on parts of speech, noun paradigms, verb conjugations, Latin and Greek dictionaries, epigrams, common phrases and more. Click on the desired link to access the desired pages. All pages toggle between Latin and Greek.
Latinteach -
"This Website is the World Wide Web home of Latinteach. Here you will find archives of past discussions, book reviews, lesson plans, interesting links, articles and webrings of interest to Latin teachers."
Lingua Latina -
"Lingua Latina is a free program which drills users on the basics of Latin grammar. It requires Windows 3.1 or higher.... Lingua Latina, at its best, helps users memorize the key forms and endings, but it would be very difficult to learn Latin with this program alone. You'd know lots of endings, but very little about what they do. Thus, I'd suggest using the program along with a good introductory grammar book."
Ludus Sanae Mentis Latin -
From an online home schooling site, this page provides texts online, grammars, online helps, relevant cultural links.
SALVI (North American Institute for Living Latin Studies) -
Loquerisne Latine? Events, resources, news, and activities for those interested in actively speaking, writing, and reading Latin.
Primary Text Index: Latin Texts -
On the Perseus Web site works from Catullus, Horace, Ovid, Virgil and others in English and Latin.
Sententiae Latinae -
Latin maxims with translations and comments in English. Scroll down from the top of the page to see the text.


Spanish Language (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about the Spanish language. Categories include: Booksellers; Chat; Dictionaries; Education; Institutes; Lessons and Tutorials Online; and Translation Services.
Spain (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about Spain. Categories include: Cities; Autonomous Communities; Provinces; Islands; Arts and Humanities; Business and Economy; Computers and Internet; Country Guides; Education; Entertainment; Government; Health; News and Media; Recreation and Sports; Reference; Science; Social Science; Society and Culture; and Travel. See also Yahoo! España for Spanish language sites.
Latin America (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's links to Web sites about Latin America. Categories include: Countries and Regions; Arts and Humanities; Business and Economy; Computers and Internet; Education; Entertainment; Government; Health; News and Media; Recreation and Sports; Reference; Regional Guides; Science; Social Science; Society and Culture; and     Travel. See also Yahoo! en español for Spanish language sites.
Webspañol -
This site promotes the study and appreciation of the Spanish language by utilizing a variety of Internet resources. Includes two main sections: Activities (links to Spanish idioms, software, pronunciation, etc.) And Interactivities (links to penpals, newsgroups, chat areas, etc.)
Redwood Cybrary Latina/o Page
Links to Web sites about Latina/o Americans and Latin America.
Gramática y ortografía -
Professor of Indiana University has made his Spanish grammer exercises and information available on the Web. See also his Cultura Hispana section.
Tecla: Texts for Learners and Teachers of Spanish -
Weekly newsletter of activities and materials for people learning and teaching Spanish. Includes archives of past issues.
Web Spanish Lessons -
"Each lesson is loosely organized around a central theme. New words, sample sentences, pronunciation guides, grammar explanations, and self-tests are included in most of the lessons. In addition, each lesson contains audio of that lesson's new words being spoken (by me) to help with pronunciation."
Diccionarios.Com -
Excellent Spanish to English, and also has English to Spanish available.
News & Media in the Spanish Language -
An outstanding collection of links to Spanish language news which is available online. Also includes links to discussion group archives.
El Amante Cine -
Film reviews in Spanish. (Monthly magazine in Argentina.)
Maps of the Americas -
A collection of maps of the countries of the Americas. Click on the name of the country whose map you want to see, and it will be displayed. (Perry-Casteñeda Library Map Collection)
Poesia.Com -
An Argentinian online magazine about poetry in Spanish. Includes archives of past issues.
Literatura Española
Full text of literature in the original language is available here, from the Spanish Medieval and Renaissance periods.
Sonetos de Siglo de Oro: Golden Age Spanish Sonnets -
Who Is Who In The Hispanic Web -
Many links to famous Hispanics who are represented on the Web.
El Camino de Santiago -
The historic route of the pilgrimage that people have followed across the north of Spain for many centuries to the resting place of the Apostle St. James."Santiago de Compostela in north-western Spain was one of the three main holy cities of Christendom during the Middle Ages (the other two were Jerusalem and Rome)."
El Camino de Santiago -
Todos, pues han de venerar a Santiago en todas partes, el cual socorre sin demora en todos los lugares a los que a él acuden.... Ahora vamos a tratar del camino de los peregrinos.
Latin American Documents
The Text Archives at Mississippi State which have various documents relating to Latin America.
La Nacion.Com -
The daily newspaper of San Jose, Costa Rica.
An Introduction to Mexico -
A very interesting and entertaining presentation on Mexican culture by the University of Guadalajara. Includes sections in Spanish and English on History, Geography, Art, Economy, Traditions, Science, Sports, Tourism and much, much more.
Culture and Society of Mexico -
A very interesting and colorful page with lots of information about Mexico and its culture.
The Day of the Dead -
"November 1, All Saints Day, and November 2, All Souls Day are marked throughout Mexico by a plethora of intriguing customs that vary widely according to the ethnic roots of each region."
Mexico Connect -
This is a commercial site with links to many different aspects of Mexican business and culture.
The Calca -
Death is not always solemn in Mexico; people play with it, "...we invite 'the calaca' so she can be our scoff with verses to satirize everything and everybody"
Si, Spain -
A broad-based information resource site about Spain and its people, sponsored by the Embassy of Spain in Ottawa, Canada. This is a very comprehensive and interesting site, quite valuable to the student of Spanish language.


Terminology Collection: Online Dictionaries -
This site has links to general language dictionaries that available free on the Internet. Some language dictionaries included are Afrikaans, Albanian, Algerian Darja, Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Braille, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Interlingua, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandinka, Morse, Multilingual, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sign language, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh, and Wolof.
Dictionaries and Thesauruses -
A handy collection of online dictionaries and thesauruses, including foreign language dictionaries, to aid you in your research and writing. (Undergraduate Writing Center at the University of Texas at Austin.)
A Basic Dictionary of ASL Terms -
Here are a few American Sign Language terms to help those of you who are trying to communicate with a person who signs, but does not hear. Also included is the basic alphabet and numbers 1-10. The Dictionary has both animated and text definitions. The text definitions also have letter or number hand images to aid in visualizing the sign. This will allow you to quickly locate a word, read how to sign the word, and choose to view the animated sign if you wish.

Other Language Resources

Languages (Yahoo!) -
Yahoo's links to all sorts of language sites on the Internet. Languages included are: Afrikaans; Ainu; Akkadian; Ancient Greek; Arabic; Asturian; Aymara; Bahasa Indonesia; Basque; Bengali; Breton; Bulgarian; Burmese; Catalan; Chichewa; Chinese; Church Slavonic; Cornish; Corsican; Croatian; Czech; Dakota; Danish; Dongxiang; Dravidian; Dutch; Egyptian Hieroglyphics; English; Estonian; Faroese; Farsi; Finnish; French; Frisian; Friulian; Gaelic; Galician; Georgian; German; Greek; Greenlandic;      Guarani; Gujarati; Hausa; Hawaiian; Hawaiian Pidgin English; Hebrew; Hindi; Hmong; Hungarian; Icelandic; Ingush; Irish Gaelic; Italian; Japanese; Konkani; Korean; Kurdish; Ladin; Ladino; Lakhota; Latin; Latvian; Lithuanian; Low Saxon (Low German); Malay; Manx Gaelic; Maori; Marathi; Mongolian; Norwegian; Ojibwe; Pashto; Pidgin (PNG); Polish; Portuguese; Quechua; Rhaeto-Romance; Romanian; Romany; Russian; Sanskrit; Scots Gaelic; Serbian; Shiyeyi; Sicilian; Sindhi; Slovak; Slovene; Spanish; Swabian; Swahili; Swedish; Tagalog; Tamazight; Tamil; Thai; Tibetan; Tok Pisin; Turkish; Ukrainian; Urdu; Vietnamese; Welsh; Yiddish; and Yoruba.
Friends and Partners -
A project of cooperation between Russia and the U.S., with lots of links to resources in each country.

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