Foreign Language

Arabic Resources

Word Reference

Bilingual Dictionaries: Find definitions and explanations of various uses of words from one language to another. WordReference provides extensive information on word meanings and examples of various uses of a word or phrase in a particular language.  This is particularly useful for advanced language learning to understand the ways words are used and how to use them…

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Wolfram Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine

 Search to find math or science related data and calculations. WolframAlpha is designed to search for particular calculations or scientific formulas to get full descriptions, models, various forms, and calculated results.  The only issue is that you can not get a step-by-step explanation of the solution without a paid membership! So, you can use another free resource called…

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Salaam Arabic

SalaamArabic provides free basic lessons for Arabic learners and games to practice what you learn! It is well organized and easy to jump in and start learning.   Link to resource Rating: 

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Rosetta Stone ~ from EBSCO

Rosetta Stone uses immersion techniques to teach you language by showing you photos and playing audio of the words spoken in the foreign language strategically to help you deduce the meaning of words. It gradually builds up your knowledge through the exercises.  There are four units in Level One that take you through basic concepts…

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Lang-8: Multi-lingual Language Exchange

Practice writing in the foreign language you are learning with help from native speakers.  Lang-8 is a free language exchange online.  You do have to create an account with your email to access it, but once you do, you are able to post your writings in the foreign language you are learning or even just write…

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DuoLingo

Duolingo is a free gamified language learning program.  You can learn English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, or Dutch.  The program gives lessons on certain vocab and topics including writing, reading, listening, and speaking tasks.  As you complete and pass each section, you unlock the more advanced sections.  You can earn duolingo currency, called Lingots,…

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Digital Dialects: Language Learning Games

Learn foreign language vocabulary by topic with interactive-audio exercises. Digital Dialects provides interactive exercises to learn vocabulary in many different languages. Most the languages have content topics including alphabet, greetings, colors, animals, numbers, clothing, food, calendar, verbs, and other various basic topics. The ‘games’ include audio-visual identification for the most part, but are engaging and repetitive which…

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Aswaat Arabiyya

The Aswaat site from the University of Texas in Austin provides a variety of videos in the Arabic language to be used for listening and comprehension.  The videos are categorized from beginner (blue) to high advanced (red).  The user can control the speed that the video plays using the controls under the video.  This allows…

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Chinese Resources

Word Reference

Bilingual Dictionaries: Find definitions and explanations of various uses of words from one language to another. WordReference provides extensive information on word meanings and examples of various uses of a word or phrase in a particular language.  This is particularly useful for advanced language learning to understand the ways words are used and how to use them…

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Rosetta Stone ~ from EBSCO

Rosetta Stone uses immersion techniques to teach you language by showing you photos and playing audio of the words spoken in the foreign language strategically to help you deduce the meaning of words. It gradually builds up your knowledge through the exercises.  There are four units in Level One that take you through basic concepts…

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Learning Chocolate: Vocabulary Learning Platform

Learn vocabulary with pictures and audio in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, or Japanese. Learning Chocolate has a picture library of topical vocabulary. You can choose to see and hear the words in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, or Japanese. Each topic set gives a picture and audio clip of each word. Then there are four activities you can…

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Lang-8: Multi-lingual Language Exchange

Practice writing in the foreign language you are learning with help from native speakers.  Lang-8 is a free language exchange online.  You do have to create an account with your email to access it, but once you do, you are able to post your writings in the foreign language you are learning or even just write…

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DuoLingo

Duolingo is a free gamified language learning program.  You can learn English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, or Dutch.  The program gives lessons on certain vocab and topics including writing, reading, listening, and speaking tasks.  As you complete and pass each section, you unlock the more advanced sections.  You can earn duolingo currency, called Lingots,…

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Digital Dialects: Language Learning Games

Learn foreign language vocabulary by topic with interactive-audio exercises. Digital Dialects provides interactive exercises to learn vocabulary in many different languages. Most the languages have content topics including alphabet, greetings, colors, animals, numbers, clothing, food, calendar, verbs, and other various basic topics. The ‘games’ include audio-visual identification for the most part, but are engaging and repetitive which…

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English Resources

Word Reference

Bilingual Dictionaries: Find definitions and explanations of various uses of words from one language to another. WordReference provides extensive information on word meanings and examples of various uses of a word or phrase in a particular language.  This is particularly useful for advanced language learning to understand the ways words are used and how to use them…

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Rosetta Stone ~ from EBSCO

Rosetta Stone uses immersion techniques to teach you language by showing you photos and playing audio of the words spoken in the foreign language strategically to help you deduce the meaning of words. It gradually builds up your knowledge through the exercises.  There are four units in Level One that take you through basic concepts…

Read More

Lang-8: Multi-lingual Language Exchange

Practice writing in the foreign language you are learning with help from native speakers.  Lang-8 is a free language exchange online.  You do have to create an account with your email to access it, but once you do, you are able to post your writings in the foreign language you are learning or even just write…

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DuoLingo

Duolingo is a free gamified language learning program.  You can learn English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, or Dutch.  The program gives lessons on certain vocab and topics including writing, reading, listening, and speaking tasks.  As you complete and pass each section, you unlock the more advanced sections.  You can earn duolingo currency, called Lingots,…

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DLL (Digital Learning Library) of Tacoma Community College

Find handouts created by TCC instructors and staff, find research articles, and other information related to the subject of your search. Tacoma Community College’s Digital Learning Library was created to house digital files of handouts and articles created by TCC faculty and staff.  There are many topics covered and useful freely available content for students to…

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Digital Dialects: Language Learning Games

Learn foreign language vocabulary by topic with interactive-audio exercises. Digital Dialects provides interactive exercises to learn vocabulary in many different languages. Most the languages have content topics including alphabet, greetings, colors, animals, numbers, clothing, food, calendar, verbs, and other various basic topics. The ‘games’ include audio-visual identification for the most part, but are engaging and repetitive which…

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APA Style

 Find details of guidelines for APA essay formatting. The APA Style site provides extensive information on the APA formatting style for writing papers for college classes.   Link to resource     Rating: 

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Activities for ESL: Self-Study Grammar Quizzes

Practice your English (ESL) Grammar skills. The A4ESL Self-Study site provides numerous ‘quizzes’ where it allows you to fill in the blank with the correct form of the English word.  Every question gives a drop down box where you can view the correct answer immediately to check yourself.  There is not grammar explanations, only the practice…

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French Resources

Word Reference

Bilingual Dictionaries: Find definitions and explanations of various uses of words from one language to another. WordReference provides extensive information on word meanings and examples of various uses of a word or phrase in a particular language.  This is particularly useful for advanced language learning to understand the ways words are used and how to use them…

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Rosetta Stone ~ from EBSCO

Rosetta Stone uses immersion techniques to teach you language by showing you photos and playing audio of the words spoken in the foreign language strategically to help you deduce the meaning of words. It gradually builds up your knowledge through the exercises.  There are four units in Level One that take you through basic concepts…

Read More

Lang-8: Multi-lingual Language Exchange

Practice writing in the foreign language you are learning with help from native speakers.  Lang-8 is a free language exchange online.  You do have to create an account with your email to access it, but once you do, you are able to post your writings in the foreign language you are learning or even just write…

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DuoLingo

Duolingo is a free gamified language learning program.  You can learn English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, or Dutch.  The program gives lessons on certain vocab and topics including writing, reading, listening, and speaking tasks.  As you complete and pass each section, you unlock the more advanced sections.  You can earn duolingo currency, called Lingots,…

Read More

Digital Dialects: Language Learning Games

Learn foreign language vocabulary by topic with interactive-audio exercises. Digital Dialects provides interactive exercises to learn vocabulary in many different languages. Most the languages have content topics including alphabet, greetings, colors, animals, numbers, clothing, food, calendar, verbs, and other various basic topics. The ‘games’ include audio-visual identification for the most part, but are engaging and repetitive which…

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Japanese Resources

Word Reference

Bilingual Dictionaries: Find definitions and explanations of various uses of words from one language to another. WordReference provides extensive information on word meanings and examples of various uses of a word or phrase in a particular language.  This is particularly useful for advanced language learning to understand the ways words are used and how to use them…

Read More

Rosetta Stone ~ from EBSCO

Rosetta Stone uses immersion techniques to teach you language by showing you photos and playing audio of the words spoken in the foreign language strategically to help you deduce the meaning of words. It gradually builds up your knowledge through the exercises.  There are four units in Level One that take you through basic concepts…

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam Webster dictionary website provides a free search of English word definitions and medical word definitions. You can also use the thesaurus tab for finding synonyms and antonyms. It is useful as a reference for English reading, writing, and spelling.  You can also find word solutions for scrabble, play word games, crossword puzzles, or take…

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Learning Chocolate: Vocabulary Learning Platform

Learn vocabulary with pictures and audio in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, or Japanese. Learning Chocolate has a picture library of topical vocabulary. You can choose to see and hear the words in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, or Japanese. Each topic set gives a picture and audio clip of each word. Then there are four activities you can…

Read More

Lang-8: Multi-lingual Language Exchange

Practice writing in the foreign language you are learning with help from native speakers.  Lang-8 is a free language exchange online.  You do have to create an account with your email to access it, but once you do, you are able to post your writings in the foreign language you are learning or even just write…

Read More

DuoLingo

Duolingo is a free gamified language learning program.  You can learn English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, or Dutch.  The program gives lessons on certain vocab and topics including writing, reading, listening, and speaking tasks.  As you complete and pass each section, you unlock the more advanced sections.  You can earn duolingo currency, called Lingots,…

Read More

Digital Dialects: Language Learning Games

Learn foreign language vocabulary by topic with interactive-audio exercises. Digital Dialects provides interactive exercises to learn vocabulary in many different languages. Most the languages have content topics including alphabet, greetings, colors, animals, numbers, clothing, food, calendar, verbs, and other various basic topics. The ‘games’ include audio-visual identification for the most part, but are engaging and repetitive which…

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Spanish Resources

Word Reference

Bilingual Dictionaries: Find definitions and explanations of various uses of words from one language to another. WordReference provides extensive information on word meanings and examples of various uses of a word or phrase in a particular language.  This is particularly useful for advanced language learning to understand the ways words are used and how to use them…

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Study Spanish

Learn Spanish grammar and sounds. The Study Spanish site provides flash card style sound pronunciation practice with native Spanish audio and well-written, concise explanations on many specific grammar points of the language. You do not have to join to access the content.  Simply click on “Pronunciation” or “Grammar” in the gray top menu, then find the list…

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SpinTX

SpinTX provides casual video recordings of interviews with native Spanish-Speakers that are captioned for Spanish learners to follow along to learn listening and comprehension skills in Spanish.  The site provides a search filter on the left side bar that can help narrow down videos targeting specific vocabulary or grammar structures found in the language of…

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Spanish.about.com

Learn Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and culture.  Spanish.about.com provides grammar lessons and up-to-date articles on the grammar of the Spanish language. The site also offers information on Spanish culture, which is sorted by Regions and Holiday categories.    Link to resource Rating:

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Spanish language and Culture

Spanish Language and Culture is a Spanish website.  This site takes an interactive approach in learning the Spanish Language. It also provides a glimpse of the culture with activities and articles.  Note: The language of this website is Spanish. Link to Resource Rating: 

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Spanish Grammar Exercises

Spanish Grammar Exercises provides interactive activities about adjectives, conjunctions, prepositions, pronouns, and verb usage in the Spanish language. Each section has some exercises that require the user to fill in the blank, and if it’s incorrect, a popup window will show you the correct answer. Link to resource Rating:

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Rosetta Stone ~ from EBSCO

Rosetta Stone uses immersion techniques to teach you language by showing you photos and playing audio of the words spoken in the foreign language strategically to help you deduce the meaning of words. It gradually builds up your knowledge through the exercises.  There are four units in Level One that take you through basic concepts…

Read More

Rocket Languages: Spanish

Rocket languages: Spanish provides information and interactivity on Spanish numbers and time, culture, grammar, phrases, pronunciation, questions, and travel vocabulary that are free and easy to follow. The free lessons provided are a means of showing the user how Rocket Languages is like if you were to decide to purchase their full language learning program.  However,…

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Pimsleur Approach – Spanish Learning Games

Practice beginner Spanish vocabulary while playing games.  Pimsleur’s Spanish Games site provides four great interactive and visually appealing games for practicing beginner Spanish vocabulary.   Link to resource Rating:

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam Webster dictionary website provides a free search of English word definitions and medical word definitions. You can also use the thesaurus tab for finding synonyms and antonyms. It is useful as a reference for English reading, writing, and spelling.  You can also find word solutions for scrabble, play word games, crossword puzzles, or take…

Read More

Learning Chocolate: Vocabulary Learning Platform

Learn vocabulary with pictures and audio in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, or Japanese. Learning Chocolate has a picture library of topical vocabulary. You can choose to see and hear the words in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, or Japanese. Each topic set gives a picture and audio clip of each word. Then there are four activities you can…

Read More

Lang-8: Multi-lingual Language Exchange

Practice writing in the foreign language you are learning with help from native speakers.  Lang-8 is a free language exchange online.  You do have to create an account with your email to access it, but once you do, you are able to post your writings in the foreign language you are learning or even just write…

Read More

DuoLingo

Duolingo is a free gamified language learning program.  You can learn English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, or Dutch.  The program gives lessons on certain vocab and topics including writing, reading, listening, and speaking tasks.  As you complete and pass each section, you unlock the more advanced sections.  You can earn duolingo currency, called Lingots,…

Read More

Digital Dialects: Language Learning Games

Learn foreign language vocabulary by topic with interactive-audio exercises. Digital Dialects provides interactive exercises to learn vocabulary in many different languages. Most the languages have content topics including alphabet, greetings, colors, animals, numbers, clothing, food, calendar, verbs, and other various basic topics. The ‘games’ include audio-visual identification for the most part, but are engaging and repetitive which…

Read More

123 Teach Me – Interactive Spanish Quizzes & Exercises

The 123 Teach Me’s Spanish Interactive Exercises site has several options for interactively practicing all kinds of vocabulary with words and pictures or in a sentence. The only option that is not freely accessible is the “700 Fill-in-the-blank Quizzes”, which requires a subscription.  But all the others are accessible and useful for vocabulary and correct usage…

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All Resources

Word Reference

Bilingual Dictionaries: Find definitions and explanations of various uses of words from one language to another. WordReference provides extensive information on word meanings and examples of various uses of a word or phrase in a particular language.  This is particularly useful for advanced language learning to understand the ways words are used and how to use them…

Read More

Study Spanish

Learn Spanish grammar and sounds. The Study Spanish site provides flash card style sound pronunciation practice with native Spanish audio and well-written, concise explanations on many specific grammar points of the language. You do not have to join to access the content.  Simply click on “Pronunciation” or “Grammar” in the gray top menu, then find the list…

Read More

SpinTX

SpinTX provides casual video recordings of interviews with native Spanish-Speakers that are captioned for Spanish learners to follow along to learn listening and comprehension skills in Spanish.  The site provides a search filter on the left side bar that can help narrow down videos targeting specific vocabulary or grammar structures found in the language of…

Read More

Spanish.about.com

Learn Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and culture.  Spanish.about.com provides grammar lessons and up-to-date articles on the grammar of the Spanish language. The site also offers information on Spanish culture, which is sorted by Regions and Holiday categories.    Link to resource Rating:

Read More

Spanish language and Culture

Spanish Language and Culture is a Spanish website.  This site takes an interactive approach in learning the Spanish Language. It also provides a glimpse of the culture with activities and articles.  Note: The language of this website is Spanish. Link to Resource Rating: 

Read More

Spanish Grammar Exercises

Spanish Grammar Exercises provides interactive activities about adjectives, conjunctions, prepositions, pronouns, and verb usage in the Spanish language. Each section has some exercises that require the user to fill in the blank, and if it’s incorrect, a popup window will show you the correct answer. Link to resource Rating:

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Salaam Arabic

SalaamArabic provides free basic lessons for Arabic learners and games to practice what you learn! It is well organized and easy to jump in and start learning.   Link to resource Rating: 

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Rosetta Stone ~ from EBSCO

Rosetta Stone uses immersion techniques to teach you language by showing you photos and playing audio of the words spoken in the foreign language strategically to help you deduce the meaning of words. It gradually builds up your knowledge through the exercises.  There are four units in Level One that take you through basic concepts…

Read More

Rocket Languages: Spanish

Rocket languages: Spanish provides information and interactivity on Spanish numbers and time, culture, grammar, phrases, pronunciation, questions, and travel vocabulary that are free and easy to follow. The free lessons provided are a means of showing the user how Rocket Languages is like if you were to decide to purchase their full language learning program.  However,…

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Rachel’s English

Rachel’s English site provides detailed videos on how to physically produce/pronounce English sounds, words, and phrases.  This site is useful for students who are particularly patient and willing to learn the intricacies of phonetics and pronunciation to improve their English production.   Link to resource   Rating: 

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Pimsleur Approach – Spanish Learning Games

Practice beginner Spanish vocabulary while playing games.  Pimsleur’s Spanish Games site provides four great interactive and visually appealing games for practicing beginner Spanish vocabulary.   Link to resource Rating:

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Listen and Write

Practice English listening comprehension and spelling. Listen and Write  is a site with various levels of articles and information in English that are read aloud in an audio recording repeatedly and allows the user to type out what is said. After typing the sentence as correctly as possible, you click check and your answer will be corrected…

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Learning Chocolate: Vocabulary Learning Platform

Learn vocabulary with pictures and audio in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, or Japanese. Learning Chocolate has a picture library of topical vocabulary. You can choose to see and hear the words in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, or Japanese. Each topic set gives a picture and audio clip of each word. Then there are four activities you can…

Read More

Lang-8: Multi-lingual Language Exchange

Practice writing in the foreign language you are learning with help from native speakers.  Lang-8 is a free language exchange online.  You do have to create an account with your email to access it, but once you do, you are able to post your writings in the foreign language you are learning or even just write…

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English Central

Learn ESL English listening, pronunciation, and grammar skills with videos and interactive exercises.  On the English Central website, Tacoma Community College ESL students can now access more extensive study exercises and activities.  The video lessons give subtitles along with the audio, and you can click on the words you don’t know during the video to learn!…

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EFL Net

Learn and practice English grammar points (for English Language Learners). EFL Net provides tutorials and practice exercises on English grammar, vocabulary, reading, and listening. There are various levels and categories within each of the topics. There are interactive short quizzes in each section. The adds are a bit annoying but nonetheless, the content is very useful.    Link…

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DuoLingo

Duolingo is a free gamified language learning program.  You can learn English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, or Dutch.  The program gives lessons on certain vocab and topics including writing, reading, listening, and speaking tasks.  As you complete and pass each section, you unlock the more advanced sections.  You can earn duolingo currency, called Lingots,…

Read More

Digital Dialects: Language Learning Games

Learn foreign language vocabulary by topic with interactive-audio exercises. Digital Dialects provides interactive exercises to learn vocabulary in many different languages. Most the languages have content topics including alphabet, greetings, colors, animals, numbers, clothing, food, calendar, verbs, and other various basic topics. The ‘games’ include audio-visual identification for the most part, but are engaging and repetitive which…

Read More

Aswaat Arabiyya

The Aswaat site from the University of Texas in Austin provides a variety of videos in the Arabic language to be used for listening and comprehension.  The videos are categorized from beginner (blue) to high advanced (red).  The user can control the speed that the video plays using the controls under the video.  This allows…

Read More

123 Teach Me – Interactive Spanish Quizzes & Exercises

The 123 Teach Me’s Spanish Interactive Exercises site has several options for interactively practicing all kinds of vocabulary with words and pictures or in a sentence. The only option that is not freely accessible is the “700 Fill-in-the-blank Quizzes”, which requires a subscription.  But all the others are accessible and useful for vocabulary and correct usage…

Read More