Language Learning Resources

MULTILINGUAL

Dictionary

Bab.la
Online dictionary that works in language pairs. Bab.la contains references for 28 languages.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web. (A few language pairs offered on iOS)

Dictionarist
Online dictionary offering English translations from 20 different languages.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Dicts.info
Online dictionary database interconnecting more than 60 languages. Dicts.info also offers a vocabulary trainer and flashcards in various languages.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Linguee
Online dictionary of 25 languages that provides examples on how words and expressions may be used in context along with official translations from around the Web.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Reverso Context
Online translator, dictionary, and thesaurus for 13 languages with provides examples on how words and expressions may be used in context along with official translations, conjugator for 9 languages, and spelling/grammar checker for French and English. 
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Word Reference
Online word dictionary available in 18 languages with extended language forums and a verb conjugation option.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Vocabulary and Grammar

Goethe Verlag
Goethe Verlag’s book 2 offers 100 free online lessons in various languages that provide beginners with basic vocabulary and sentences for real-life situations.
For beginner level.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Internet Polyglot
Website that offers exercises in different language pairs to help achieve a greater vocabulary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Language Guide
Language Guide offers visual vocabulary guides with audio and grammar explanations in a variety of languages.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

My Languages
Website offering vocabulary and grammar lessons as well as phrases and expressions in over 90 languages.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Learning Platforms

Duolingo
Interactive language learning platform that provides speaking, listening, reading and writing lessons in the form of games. The platform offers 59 different language courses across 23 languages.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Busuu
Interactive language learning community that offers reading, writing, listening and speaking lessons. Busuu also offers the opportunity to practice with native speakers in 12 different languages.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Digital Dialects
Website that offers different kinds of games to enhance language skills.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Mango
Language learning platform offering situation-specific lessons, cultural insights and movies in over 60 different languages.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android. Free access through BANQ.

Memrise
Memrise offers different courses and lessons in a great variety of languages. It covers grammar points, vocabulary, and pronunciation among others.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Spelling and Pronunciation

Acapela
Acapela Group is a provider of voices and speech solutions. They offer a free demo of their text-to-speech software on their website with which users can select different languages, type and have their text read in various voices.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web. (Paid Android app available)

Balabolka
Text-to-speech software that allows users to find a foreign language correct spelling and practice reading.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Windows. Download required.

Forvo
Pronunciation dictionary with a database of over 3 million words pronounced in more than 300 languages by native speakers.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

NaturalReader
NaturalReader is a text-to-speech application designed for users with reading difficulties. Users can open email attachments and connect the application to their Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive account to easily access and listen to files. NaturalReader can also read web pages and includes a Pronunciation Editor.
For any level of competency.
Availability: iOS and Android.

RhinoSpike
Website that enables language learners from around the globe to exchange pronunciation audio files. Users can submit a text that they want read aloud by a native speaker and record for other users learning their native language.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web. Registration required.

Speech to Text Translator TTS Free
iTunes store
Google Play
Speech to Text Translator TTS is a user-friendly speech recognition, text-to-speech (TTS) and an instant live translator application that allows users to take notes easily by speaking. Users can copy, listen to and share these notes with email, SMS, social media and various instant messaging applications.
For any level of competency.
Availability: iOS and Android. (Paid ad-free version available)

iSpraak
iSpraak is a web-based activity generator that allows students and instructors to create pronunciation exercises that can be shared with a unique URL. First, select a language and then write or paste a short text to be read. You can provide an audio file to serve as model or simply use iSpraak’s text-to-speech software. When practicing speaking, students receive immediate feedback and audio help from native speakers for difficult words.
Availability: Web (Chrome only). 100 % free for McGill instructors and students.

Yorku IPA Charts
York University offers interactive IPA charts to help users understand how the different sounds of the world's languages are pronounced.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Language Exchanges

Hello Talk
Mobile application that allows language learners to exchange with native speakers. Built in the application are some useful tools: voice recognition, translation, and a system to correct in real time the others' mistakes. No courses or lessons offered.
For any level of competency.
Availability: iOS and Android.

Lang-8
Social platform on which students are encouraged to write texts in the language they are learning. The community will offer feedback and suggestions on how to improve the text's quality.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

LingoBuddies
Initiative of the Students' Society of McGill University. They organize events during academic years to help language learners practice their new language with other students and native speakers.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Culture

BBC World Service
BBC World Service offers online news and radio stations from different countries in a great variety of languages.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

NHK World
NHK World offers online news, radio and documentaries in a great variety of languages.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

TuneIn
Web platform that allows people from around the world to listen to different radio programs at any time, in a wide choice of languages.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Voice of America
Online news and radio from around the world offered in a great variety of languages.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

ARABIC

Dictionary

Almaany
Almaany is a multilingual platform that offers an Arabic monolingual dictionary as well as multiple translation dictionaries.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Fuzzy Arabic Dictionary
This dictionary allows learners to look for words without writing them in Arabic letters. The dictionary gives the pronunciation, spelling, word class (noun, adjective, etc.) as well as the definition of the word.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Vocabulary

English-Arabic Vocabulary Quizzes
Web page offering interactive games in which students have to match words in Arabic with their English translations. Vocabulary lists are organized by topic.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Learning Platforms

Arabic Learning Resources
Learning platform divided in two sections. The first section is dedicated to help build vocabulary, while the second section offers explanations of various Arabic grammar points. Although there are no exercices, the website provides relevant examples and covers a few dialectal expressions.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Fun with Arabic
Small platform offering an introduction to the alphabet and the main grammar points of Arabic.
For beginner level.
Availability: Web.

Learn Arabic Online
Platform that covers numerous aspects of the language: grammar, vocabulary, verbs, writing and reading. The website offers detailed English explanations with an emphasis on linguistics.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Madinah Arabic
Platform offering two main courses: a language course for those who can write and read the Arabic abjad and a reading course for those who are not familiar with it. A vocabulary section divided into topics is also available.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

Arabic Grammar Foundation
The website provides an interesting bilingual approach to the Arabic grammar. Explanations are followed by examples, but they do not contain exercices. Examples may include linguistics terms.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

DLIFLC - Arabic Grammar Resources
Website by the Defense Language Institute offering short videos that cover various Arabic grammar points. The videos are organized into different categories and sub-categories and can be downloaded if needed.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

Arabic at Stanford
Easy-to-use website through which students can learn the proper way to write the Arabic letters as well as how to pronounce them and how they are shaped inside a word.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

My Easy Arabic
The platform offers lessons that cover all the letters in Arabic. Each lesson includes audio and examples to help students learn how to write and pronounce the letters correctly.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Shariah Program
The Shariah Program offers free lessons on how to pronounce (and write) the Arabic letters. It gives tips and English examples to help learners distinguish the differences between each sound.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

Al Jazeera
News website based in Qatar. It covers all kind of news (sports, local, international, culture, etc.) and offers TV programs (in Arabic) on one of their platforms. An English version is also available.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Arabic Media
Arabic Media covers the news in all Arabic speaking countries and North America. All news are written exclusively in Arabic.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

Arabic Pod
Arabic Pod is a podcast available through iTunes. Native Arabic speakers talk about their language (in English) and give tips and tricks to learners.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Download (iTunes and MPS3).

Let’s Learn Arabic
Website offering podcast episodes discussing various topics such as politics, culture and history with their transcripts in Arabic. The content is only spoken in Arabic.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

CHINESE

Dictionary

Mdbg
Online Chinese-English dictionary. Users can search by pinyin, hanzi or English and the dictionary provides the stroke order, pronunciation as well as character decomposition for every entry.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Perapera
Popup Firefox and Chrome extension dictionary that lets users mouse over Chinese words on a web page and provides pronunciation and definition.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Download (Firefox and Chrome extension).

Pleco
Online dictionary application with which users can search the translation of pinyin or English words  by typing, handwriting or with optical recognition. The application also offers a “Clipboard Reader” feature in which users can paste a text and find the translation of words.
For any level of competency.
Availability: iOS and Android.

Youdao
Online Chinese-English dictionary offering Chinese and English definitions and bilingual example sentences. Users can access example sentences found on the web, specialized fields translations and Chinese definitions.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Zdic
Online Chinese dictionary including over 350 000 definitions, character stroke animations, radicals and subcomponents, pronunciation sound files for various dialects and a single-word English translation for each entry.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web and Android.

Vocabulary

Chinese Take-in
The University of Texas’ department of Asian studies offers an interactive web page in which students can practice vocabulary through 30 different units. Each unit includes a vocabulary list and comprehension quizzes.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

HSK Flashcards
Website offering flashcards and quizzes from various Chinese workbooks including vocabulary from the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi test.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

HSK Academy
Website offering vocabulary lists and flashcards to help students prepare for the HSK test.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Learning Platforms

Chinese-Tools
Website offering 31 lessons that include a dialogue with an audio file, its transcription and translation along with comprehension exercises.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Foreigncy
Website offering Chinese lessons through news videos followed by a set of comprehension exercises including flashcards and vocabulary games.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Learn Chinese
Website offering dialogue-based lessons and various bilingual articles about Chinese culture that provide learners with lists of new vocabulary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Speak Chinese
Website offering various Chinese lessons through dialogues, poems and allegories. The website also offers an extensive reading section for the more advanced learners as well as articles about Chinese culture.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

The Confucius Institute
The Confucius Institute offers a very complete list of online lessons for any level of competency in which users can learn through videos, dialogues, news, exercises and more.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

13 Mandarin Chinese Grammar Patterns and Structures We Love to Hate
Article discussing and explaining common difficulties in Chinese grammar.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Chinese Grammar Wiki
Very complete website offering articles on grammar points from the beginner to the advanced level.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

Mandarin Chinese Phonetics
Overview of Mandarin phonetics.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pinyin Practice
Online application with which users can practice and test their knowledge on Chinese tones.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

CCTV and http://english.cctv.com
China Central Television offers programs and live TV ranging from news and documentary to comedy and entertainment. CCTV is also available in English and many other languages and offers online Chinese lessons.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

China Youth Daily
Official national newspaper aimed at Chinese youth and professionals.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

Ifeng
Phoenix TV news website.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

People’s Daily
Official national newspaper offered in various languages including English and Chinese.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

RTHK
Radio Television Hong Kong offers news, live TV and radio podcasts. The website is available in traditional and simplified Chinese as well as English.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Ebooks

A Chinese Text Sampler
Collection of digitized Chinese texts including modern and classical literature, film scripts, song lyrics and fables.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Chaoxing
Chinese ebook platform offering over 180 000 books available to read online.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

Justing
Justing offers recordings of Chinese literature by various readers.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

Popup Chinese
Website offering Chinese language lessons through audio dialogues, its transcription and a vocabulary list.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web. Registration required.

Slow Chinese
Slow Chinese is a cultural podcast for Chinese learners read at a slow speed and including transcription.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web and download (iTunes and MP3).

The Pastimes of Youth
Taiwan podcast aimed at a younger audience and discussing daily life issues.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web and download (iTunes and MP3).

FRENCH

Dictionary

Crisco
French synonyms dictionary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Le Grand Robert
French dictionary including 100 000 words, 325 000 literary quotes, 25 000 expressions and verb conjugations.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Free Web access through McGill library.

Larousse English-French
English-French dictionary including 250 000 words, 400 000 translations and 20 000 audio files to help practice pronunciation.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Free Web access. iOS and Android application offered for 4.99$

Termium
Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data banks offering abbreviations, definitions, translations and examples of usage of specialized terms.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Usito
Online French-Quebec French dictionary.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Free Web access through McGill library.

Dictionnaire Québécois
Online French-Quebec French dictionary.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Vocabulary

Dire Autrement
Electronic dictionary that paraphrases sentences and helps learners improve sentence formulation and vocabulary.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Beta web version.

Du français au français
Linguistic guide that offers translations from French (Quebec) to French (France). It offers definitions and usage of various expressions and words along with games to learn new vocabulary.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Learnalanguage
Learnalanguage offers a page with different interactive lessons and games to help learners improve their vocabulary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Frenchlearner
Frenchlearner offers a page with different categories of French words designed to help learners improve their vocabulary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Learning Platforms

Espace Français
Learning platform offering exercices, explanations and articles to further the understanding of the language.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Français Facile
Learning community website offering various French lessons, exercises and quizzes created by the members.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

French Together Blog
Although French Together offers paid courses, the website also offers a very complete blog section for free. The blog includes accessible and often humoristic articles on vocabulary, grammar, culture, pronunciation and more.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Tv5monde
Tv5monde offers hundreds of exercises for different levels, interactive dictations, games to learn new French words and expressions, and a collection of videos that enables learners to discover French culture.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Portail linguistique du Canada
Government of Canada’s linguistic portal offering a variety of exercices and games to learn French.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

BonPatron
Online spelling and grammar checker that targets errors made by second language learners. The website includes a verb conjugator and a grammar guide.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

CCDMD
Website that offers both online and printable exercises on a variety of grammar points. The answer keys are also available.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

Language Guide
Website with easy-to-understand explanations of French grammar. It also offers a few games on vocabulary as well as a few free French ebooks.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Office québécois de la langue française
Official website of the Office québécois de la langue française that offer explanations on particular expressions, grammar points and anglicisms.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Tex's French Grammar
Website offering explanations and exercises on French grammar.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

BonPatron
Website introducing all the sounds of the French alphabet, the International Phonetic Alphabet and the different intonations used in French. The website also includes pronunciation exercices.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Phonetique
Website introducing all the sounds of the French alphabet and of the International Phonetic Alphabet. The website includes pronunciation exercises and games to help learners distinguish between different French sounds.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

Le Délit
Mcgill University weekly French newspaper.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web and paper.

La Presse
A Quebec newspaper free to read online.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web (free), paper.

Les Nations Unies
Official radio website of the United Nations. Offer texts and audio in French on current events.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

National Film Board of Canada
Website that offers a variety of French movies, some of them free to watch. Excellent resource to discover French culture through films.
For intermedite level and above.
Availability: Web.

Radio-Canada
Canada's official news website. News are provided for both the English and French communities of the country.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web and TV.

Ebooks

La Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec
Website through which members can access a great variety of French ebooks.
For intermediate and above.
Availability : Web. Registration required.

La Bibliothèque électronique
The website contains almost 2400 ebooks now in public domain. From French translations to the first Quebec authors.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

Rfi Les Voix du Monde
Short world news podcasts.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web and download (iTunes and MP3).

Radio Canada
Radio Canada offers a variety of podcasts, from comedy shows to documentaries that are available on iTunes.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Download (iTunes).

RZO
RZO is a volunteer platform offering a variety of Quebec French podcasts available online.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Quebec language and culture

Culture d’ici

Histoire du français parlé au Québec

La langue française en 400 ans

Le Joual au Québec

Le parler québécois

Québécois French guide

GERMAN

Dictionary

BeoLingus
Multilingual dictionary that translates words from English, Spanish and Portuguese into German.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

DWDS
Monolingual German dictionary. The dictionary gives definitions, examples in different contexts and etymologies.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Langenscheidt
Multilingual German dictionary. Each definition is followed by a translation in the target language, example sentences and an audio file for pronunciation.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Leo
Dictionary that offer translations into German from 8 different languages. Each corresponding translation includes an audio sample.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Vocabulary

Goethe Institut
The Goethe Institut has prepared a mobile application to help students learn new vocabulary. Students can download lists of words of different themes and create flashcards. The application is in German, but the vocabulary is translated into English.
For any level of competency.
Availability: iOS and Android.

Language Guide
Website offering vocabulary lists divided into topics. Each list includes the pronunciation as well as the definition of the words.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Lingolia
Lingolia is a multipurpose platform that offers explanation of a few grammar points along with lists of vocabulary. Its German section includes verbs, idioms, and exercises.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web

Learning Platforms

Deutsch-Lernen
The website offers a series of German lessons for students of different levels. It includes exercices, videos and articles to help students practice in context.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

German Course
This website offers a great variety of lessons covering grammar points, vocabulary, pronunciation and reading comprehension. Each lesson is accompanied by multiple exercices.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

University of Texas
The University of Texas has free and open-source material to learn German. Each chapter includes an index, grammar points, exercises and tips to help students master the language.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

Canoonet
Canoonet offers accurate and easy-to-understand explanations on German grammar. It may lack exercices, but it has nonetheless useful tips.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Grammatik Training
Grammatik Training offers lessons on various grammar points accompanied by tests and exercises.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Interactive Grammar Tutor
Website that offers lessons on various grammar points. However, no exercises are available.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Grammatikspiele
Website that offers interactive exercices and games to practice German grammar.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Linguello
Website that offers exercices on how to conjugate verbs at different tenses.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

Pronunciation and Conversation
Website offering audio resources, pronunciation tips and conversation exercises.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

University of Iowa
Web application prepared by the University of Iowa designed to help intermediate students learn the correct pronunciation of German.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

2DFmediathek
This website offers news in a wide range of topics along with TV programs. The website is divided in few sections (sports, news, TV) to help viewers find the relevant topics.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

ARD Mediathek
ARD Mediathek contains numerous TV shows, series, documentaries and radio station in German. The website also includes a section dedicated to sports news.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, IOS and Android.

MySpass
MySpass offers various German comedy TV Shows.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

Tagesschau.de
Website offering German written and video news. The section “100 sekunden ” (news in 100 seconds) covers the important news of the day in Germany.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Ebooks

MobileRead
Designed like a Wiki, MobileRead contains a list of selected works written or translated in German. Readers may use the different columns to find their favorite authors or books.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Project Gutenberg
Project Guternberg is a worldwide project that strives to give people around the world free and legal access to ebooks. They have a great selection of works written or translated into German divided into categories (Drama, Prose and Poetry).
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

Deutsche Welle Podcasts
Amid the wide range of tools offered by Deutsche Welle, this page offers news podcasts designed for German learners.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, Download (MP3).

Goethe Institut Podcasts
The Goethe Institute has gathered podcats for their students, all free to access. Each podcast comes with its PDF transcript.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

HEBREW

Dictionary

Morfix Dictionary
Online Hebrew-English dictionary. The dictionary provides the translation of the words and a short definition.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

מילוג
This Hebrew dictionary will give the definitions of any searched word along with synonyms, antonyms, idioms, etc. The dictionary works nicely for those with a good knowledge of the language.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

השפה העברית
Online Hebrew dictionary. Each entry is accompanied by a short definition and a few examples. Some entries also include additional information such as etymology and translation.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Vocabulary

My English Hebrew Dictionary
This website covers the Hebrew vocabulary. The vocabulary is divided in a certain number of topics. Each topic provides the English words, their Hebrew translations and transcriptions in the Latin alphabet.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

My Hebrew Dictionary
Website dedicated to words. There is a small dictionary section, but the real interest is in their section with words divided in dozens of topics.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Hebrew Lesson Online
Website dedicated to the Hebrew vocabulary. It covers a wide range of topics while giving translations and definitions. Time and again, the definitions will include cultural references.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Learning Platforms

Hebrew Courses
Hebrew Courses is oriented for intermediate speakers who would like to learn more about the language. It is divided in 15 lessons. Transcripts and audio are available.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Teach Me Hebrew
Teach Me Hebrew is a platform that covers the main grammar points and structures of Hebrew. Lessons may include a list of vocabulary and audio tracks. Their Youtube channel is also available for video content.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

Hebrew Verbs
The website offers detailed information on how to conjugate and use selected verbs in Hebrew. The list is not exhaustive, but it still gives insight on how Hebrew verbs work. Useful tool for beginners.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

Cartoon Hebrew
Easy to understand explanation of every letter in Hebrew. The website is designed to be easy to access for everyone, including children. It uses images and wordplays to help learners remember the prononciation of each letter.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Zionism and Israel - Encyclopedic Dictionary
The website hosts a page on which students will find relevant explanations on how to pronounce words in Hebrew. There are no exercices, but students can find a decent number of examples.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

Haaretz
Online Hebrew newspaper. Can be read either in English or in Hebrew. Covers the news, both international and in Israel.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

FromIl
FromIl regroups a great variety of Israel radio stations. The majority of the stations are in Hebrew, but some cover events or topics about Israel or Hebrew in English.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Times of Israel
News website that covers the news of Israel and international events. Readers can change the language to Hebrew at any time to further their learning.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Ebooks

Benyehuda
Inspired by the Project Gutenberg, Benyehuda's goal is to offer free and legal access to ebooks. They have a great selection of works written or translated into Hebrew and various categories such as articles, news, literature and poetry.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

TLV1
The StreetWise Hebrew Show is a podcast dedicated to Modern and Ancient Hebrew. The host covers different topics, from cultural slang to religious idioms, as well as etymology and colourful expressions. Episodes include a list of the vocabulary and expressions studied.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Extra

Ancien Hebrew Research Center
The website is dedicated to Hebrew culture and its evolution through ages. It presents the roots of Hebrew, how the pronunciation evolved and how to study the language. While it covers Ancient and Modern Hebrew, the website is a golden opportunity to learn more about the language evolution.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Balashon
Balashon is a language blog written in English about the Hebrew language. The blog is still updated frequently and covers different grammar or vocabulary issues. An interesting read on the language.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

ITALIAN

Dictionary

Bilingual English Dictionary
This online version of the Bilingual English Dictionary allows users to search for words in Italian and English and to have the possible translations of the words in the other language. The website is written in Italian, but it is accessible since the definitions are both in English and Italian.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Treccani
Treccani is an online dictionary/encyclopedia in Italian. It is divided in a few sections (Italian Language, Rights, Geopolitics, etc.). Its section Vocabolario gives definitions of the searched words as well as expressions and idioms. It also suggests other words that are closely related to the word entered in the research area.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

La Repubblica
The Repubblica website has a partnership with Hoepli to offer an online dictionary exclusively in Italian. The dictionary gives only definitions.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Sapere.it
Sapere.it is an online encyclopedia and dictionary. Its dictionary section allows users to browse Italian words (definition, synonyms, antonyms) and to find translations into and from Italian. The website is written in Italian.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Vocabulary

Learn-Italian
Learn-Italian is a website oriented towards the acquisition of vocabulary through games. Words are divided in topics and students have the choice to go through games or to read/listen to the words.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Conjuguemos
Website dedicated to vocabulary and verbs. Their Italian vocabulary section is composed of games and flashcards of words divided into different themes/sections.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Online Italian Club
This website offers lists of vocabulary on a wide range of topics with their English translations. It also contains a grammar section with exercises and a listening comprehension section.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Learning Platforms

Don’t Speak Italian
This platform offers grammar tips, vocabulary lists and exercises. It also offers dialogues with transcriptions and a learning comprehension section.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Loescher Editore Torino
Loescher Editore offers courses in Italian. Their website includes videos in Italian with tests at the end to practice listening comprehension.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Noi Parliamo Italiano
This website is a complete platform on which learners will find a plethora of resources such as dictionaries, ebooks, articles on Italian culture and exercises.
For any level of competency (beginners should look for A1/A2 lessons and exercices).
Availability: Web.

One World Italiano
One World Italiano is a website that offers Italian courses in French, English, German and Japanese. The website offers video lessons, grammar exercises, vocabulary activities and much more.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

Grammatica italiana
This website is dedicated to the Italian grammar and covers most of the grammar points. Their targeted users are people with knowledge of the Italian language.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Grammatica italiana – University of Vermont
Prepared by Professor Cristina Mazzoni at University of Vermont, this website covers the most important aspects of the Italian grammar. A section is also dedicated to vocabulary exercices in which students have to chose the correct English translations for each Italian word.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Italian Language
Italian Language focuses on grammar and vocabulary. The website offers insights on the Italian culture, but it does not offer lessons. It covers basic grammar, pronunciation, and verbs.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

OnlineLearnItalian
Students will find short but useful grammar explanations on Italian. The website also contains a few vocabulary lists. All explanations are in English.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

WikiBooks
Wiki offers concise yet useful explanations on how to pronounce letters in Italian. Each sound is followed by an example according to the English pronunciation and by an example in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Vocabolaudio
Students can listen to the audio of any given words in Italian spoken by native speakers. The website also has a section where students can write sentences and hear how they are pronounced.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

Corriere della Sera
The Corriere della Sera is an Italian daily newspapers with free online access. It covers Italian news and is also offered in English.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Rai.it
Rai.it hosts a number of TV programs in Italian. From news to culture, they cover a great range of topics.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Ebooks

La Biblioteca della Letteratura Italiana
The website offers free ebooks from famous Italian authors (Mazoni, Dante, Machiavelli, etc.). They can be downloaded in PDF and read at any time. Each text is written only in Italian.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Liber Liber
Liber Liber is a platform on which students will find ebooks, audiobooks and music. Each author/compositor has a biography written in Italian, followed by a list of their works in free access. Their list also includes translations of ebooks in Italian (e.g. Shakespeare).
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

Audiocast
This section of Audiocast lists different Italian podcasts. Students may add a filter to find interesting podcasts.
For intermediate level and above.
Availabilty: web.

Extra

La Bella Lingua
La Bella Lingua is a blog dedicated to Italy and its language. The author, Diane Hales, talks about different cultural topics and discusses expressions and idioms used in Italy that may not be often used in class. The blog is written in English.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

JAPANESE

Dictionary

Goo
Online Japanese dictionary including over 270 000 definitions as well as a Japanese-English dictionary. Goo also offers a synonyms dictionary and a trivia section where users can learn facts and test their knowledge on Japanese culture.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Jisho
Online multipurpose Japanese-English dictionary. Entries include the translation of the word, its pronunciation, usage and various example sentences. Jisho also offers a kanji dictionary with definitions and reading compounds.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Kotobank
Online encyclopedia including over a million entries from Japanese and bilingual dictionaries, glossaries and specialized encyclopedias.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Rikaichan and Rikaikun
Pop-up Japanese-English dictionary extensions for Firefox and Chrome. By hovering over words on a Japanese website, the extensions provide the users with translations and furigana readings.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web. Firefox and Chrome extensions.

The Reading Tutor Web Dictionary
Multilingual online Japanese dictionary in which users can input some text and look up the words used in it. By clicking the word, users can access the word translations along with example sentences.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

WWWJDIC
Online Japanese-English dictionary that compiles entries from various electronic dictionaries including monolingual, multilingual and specialized dictionaries as well as a sentence database. WWWJDIC also offers a kanji dictionary with definitions and reading compounds.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Yomiwa
Offline camera translator with which users can translate and read Japanese simply by pointing at characters with their phone camera or by uploading pictures. The application also offers kanji recognition by drawing.
For any level of competency.
Availability: iOS and Android.

Vocabulary

Anime-manga
Website on which users can learn Japanese expressions, words and kanji through anime and manga. By listening to the characters dialogues and by reading manga chapters, learners can improve their Japanese in a fun and interactive way.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Kotoba
iTunes store
Google Play
Application with which users can learn Japanese vocabulary from the beginner to the advanced level through drill-style quizzes.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Android and IOS.

Learning Chocolate
Multilingual vocabulary learning platform providing various exercises with pictures, audio and games to help memorize vocabulary.
For beginner level to intermediate.
Availability: Web.

Kanji

Hiragana megane
Website that offers furigana transcription over kanji for any Japanese website.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Kanji Study
iTunes store
Google Play
Flashcard-style kanji drilling application that includes kanji meanings, readings, stroke orders and drawing practice.
For any level of competency.
Availability: iOS and Android.

Kanji Box
Flashcard-style application that includes kanji, vocabulary, reading and grammar drilling exercises.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web and iOS.

Learning Platforms

Easy Japanese by NHK World
NHK World offers Japanese lessons through audio-drama videos, hiragana and katakana syllabaries, vocabulary lists and quizzes.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Erin
Learning platform offering basic and advanced lessons through short videos, manga and review questions. The website also offers vocabulary exercises and key phrases for various life situations.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Marugoto
Learning platform offering various communication activities by topic, including reading, writing and speaking exercises in every lesson. Marugoto also offers a culture section to help students improve their Japanese by learning about Japanese customs.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

Learnjapanese
Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese offers a very complete Japanese grammar guide. Each lesson includes very detailed explanations, multiple examples and a vocabulary section.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Ultra Handy Japanese Verb Conjugator
Online verb conjugator that also offers various conjugation guides, a kanji database and example sentences.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

An Introduction to Japanese Pronunciation
Website offering an introduction to Japanese phonology.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

OJAD
Online Japanese accent database that is designed to help learners understand the Japanese pitch accent. As well as including a word-search feature, the website includes a verb-suffix database that provides the accent type for verbs followed by a suffix and a text-search feature that provides the accent type for words in excerpts of texts.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

Asahi Shinbun
Japanese national newspaper.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

NHK World TV and Radio
NHK World offers online news, TV and radio in English and Japanese. NHK World also offers an “Easy News” web page for Japanese learners and podcasts are available for download.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Yahoo Japan
Yahoo Japan offers news videos and transcriptions from various Japanese television networks.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Ebooks

Aozora Bunko
Aozora Bunko is a project dedicated to making Japanese literature free and available to the public. Users can read a variety of ebooks online or legally download them.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

J-Comi
Japanese website that distributes out of print manga and doujinshi as DRM-free ebooks with the permission of the authors.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

Bilingual News
English and Japanese news podcast that is designed to help learners improve their Japanese through a casual and unedited colloquial language learning experience.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Download (iTunes).

TBS radio
Tokyo radio station offering various programs including topics such as culture, news, variety, sports, music, etc.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Download (iTunes).

Extra

Japanese Dialects
Website introducing the grammar variations in different Japanese dialects.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Matcha
Japanese travel magazine discussing topics such as food, otaku culture, shopping places and hotels. Matcha offers articles written in various languages including English, Japanese and a simplified Japanese section with furigana.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Tofugu
Blog offering insights into Japanese culture and language through articles, interviews, reviews and travel tips.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Zokugo Dictionary
Japanese slang dictionary that offers explanations and meanings of Japanese slang words as well as offering examples of usage.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

KOREAN

Dictionary

Bluedic
Korean-English dictionary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Daum
Korean dictionary offering multilingual definitions and example sentences. Users can search a word in multiple languages.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Naver
Website offering korean monolingual and bilingual dictionaries including definitions, example sentences and synonyms. Naver also offers a translation function.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

The National Institute of the Korean Language Dictionary 
Monolingual Korean dictionary.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Toktogi
Chrome and Firefox Korean-English pop-up dictionary extension. By hovering on words on a Korean website, the extensions provides users with the English translation.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Chrome and Firefox extension.

Vocabulary

Dom & Hyo
Dom & Hyo is a blog on which users can learn basic Korean vocabulary with infographics. The website includes a large collection of articles about basic Korean vocabulary accompanied by cultural insights and usage in different contexts. The website also offers articles about Korean culture in general as well as humoristic comics about life in Korea.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Hangul Multimedia Dictionary
Indiana University’s interactive Hangul dictionary includes basic and complex vowels as well as consonants with their pronunciation.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Korean Multimedia Dictionary
Indiana University’s interactive dictionary includes multiple lists of various categories of words with their pronunciation to help users increase and practice their vocabulary.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Life in Korea
Life in Korea offers a page with useful vocabulary lists and expressions for Korean learners.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

TOPIK One
iTunes Store (All levels, free) 
Google Play: Beginner and Intermediate 
Mobile application designed to help users review and practice material from the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK).
For any level of competency.
Availability: iOS and Android.

Learning Platforms

KBS World Let’s Learn Korean
KBS World offers various Korean lessons from different source languages. Each lesson includes a dialog with an audio file and a vocabulary list to help users improve their Korean and learn about Korean culture.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Korean Language Adventure
Website offering various lessons developed with the theme of travel. Each lesson takes learners to a different tourist’s attraction in Korea through which they can learn and practice Korean with audio dialogues, comprehension exercises and vocabulary lists.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Online Intermediate College Korean
Website offering various lessons for learners at the intermediate level. Lessons include texts with audio, grammar notes, vocabulary lists and exercises.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Sogang Korean Program
Sogang University offers multiple lessons which include reading exercises, comprehension questions as well as assessment games.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Study Korean
Website on which users can learn Korean expressions through K-pop video analysis. The website also offers various sections, from drama to history, in which users can learn about Korean culture through videos.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Talk to Me in Korean
Website offering various everyday-life Korean audio lessons and review notes. Individual lessons are free of access, but users can also purchase them in ebook format.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

How to Study Korean
Website offering very complete grammar lessons which include vocabulary lists, explanations, rules and multiple example sentences.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Korean Course
Website offering short Korean grammar lessons for beginners.
For beginner level.
Availability: Web.

Korean Grammar dictionary
Dictionary allowing users to search by Hangul alphabet or grammar categories and providing explanations and rules for every entry.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Korean Wiki Project
Wiki page offering rules and examples for various grammar categories.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

Appearance and Sound of Hangul
Website offering a pronunciation chart of Hangul consonants and vowels.
For beginner level.
Availability: Web.

How to Study Korean
How to Study Korean offers a very detailed pronunciation guide to help learners master the basics of Korean pronunciation.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Korean/Essential Pronunciation Rules
Wiki page offering an introduction to Korean phonology as well as pronunciation rules.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

KBS
KBS offers online news as well as live TV and radio in Korean. The broadcaster also offers a television channel and cultural news for international audiences in English: KBS World.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Seoul Shinmun
Seoul daily newspaper.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

The Chosun Ilbo
English national daily newspaper.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

The Korea Herald
English national daily newspaper.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

The Seoul Times
Internet newspaper for foreigners in Korea.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Ebooks

20th Century Korean Literature
Project by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea aiming to make public and accessible outstanding Korean literary short stories to international readers.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Naver Web Novels
Naver offers a web novels platform on which users can read weekly Korean novels of various genres such as romance, drama, science fiction and mystery.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

KBS Podcasts
KBS offers various podcasts shows with topics such as economy, culture, music, travel, history and more.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Download (iTunes).

MBC
MBC is a Korean station offering live news, drama and sports radio shows.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Radio Korea
Radio Korea offers various news podcasts with topics such as politics, economy, culture, sports, etc.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Download (iTunes).

SBS Gorealra Pod
SBS offers a podcast platform on which users can listen to online radio and podcast shows in Korean.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Extra

Seoul Searching
Seoul Searching is a themed travel blog offering articles about food, shopping, festivals, culture and travel tips.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

The Soul of Seoul
The Soul of Seoul shares the observations of an American girl living in Korea through articles about culture, language and daily life.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

PERSIAN

Dictionary

A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary
A Comprehensive Persian-English dictionary including Arabic words and phrases to be met within Persian literature.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Farsidic
Multilingual Persian dictionary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Farsi Lookup
Persian-English dictionary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

New Persian-English Dictionary
Modern Persian-English dictionary containing the English meanings of over 50,000 words, terms, idioms and proverbs in the Persian language.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Vajehyab
Online Persian dictionary comprised of more than 17 dictionaries including synonyms, dialects and bilingual dictionaries.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Vocabulary

Jahanshiri
Jahanshiri offers a list of various categories of words to help learners practice and acquire Persian vocabulary.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

My Languages – Persian Vocabulary
Website offering a variety of vocabulary lessons and exercises to help users enhance their learning of the Persian language.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Persian Online
Persian Online by The University of Texas at Austin offers a page with vocabulary lists to help learners acquire basic Persian vocabulary.
For beginner level.
Availability: Web.

Learning Platforms

Easy Persian
Website offering multiple lessons that include an introduction to Persian letters and pronunciation, grammar exercises, drills and translation exercises for the more advanced learners.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Persian Catch up @ the Café
Portal from the University of Texas at Austin designed to help students practice Persian language reading and listening comprehension.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Persian Dee
Website offering over 30 lessons of grammar, colloquial Persian and vocabulary as well as multiple reading and listening comprehension exercises.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Persian Online Conversations Course
San Diego State University offers a multimedia online course of Persian consisting of new vocabulary lists, dialogues with audio and comprehension questions.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

Jahanshiri
Jahanshiri offers a thorough list of grammar lessons with explanations of rules in English and example sentences in Persian.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Persian Grammar Guide
Website offering an interactive grammar guide designed to help learners understand the basic rules of Persian grammar through explanations and activities. The website also offers a verb conjugator.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Persian Online
The University of Texas at Austin offers a grammar reference organized by main subjects and supported by various examples and explanations.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

Main Feature of Phonology
Web page offering an introduction to Persian phonology.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Persian-Farsi Pronunciation
Application by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center presenting a few Persian sounds that are difficult for learners.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, only accessible on Explorer.

Persian Online - Phonology
Persian Online by The University of Texas at Austin offers a very detailed section dedicated to Persian phonology and pronunciation.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

Hamshahri
Iran national daily newspaper.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web and iOS.

IMVbox
IMVbox is a streaming platform offering legal Iranian movies. Free registration is required in order to watch most movies.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web. Registration required.

IRNA
National daily newspaper by The Islamic Republic News Agency. Also offered in English.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Manoto
Manoto is an international Persian language entertainment channel offering live TV, news and documentary videos.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web and Android.

Tehran Times
Iran English daily newspaper.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web

Ebooks

Afghanistan Digital Library
The Afghanistan Digital Library's goal is to retrieve and digitize the first sixty years of Afghanistan's public cultural heritage and make it available to readers of the world.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

Chai & Conversation
Website offering various Persian language podcast lessons. Audio lessons are free to listen to online or with iTunes, but extra material needs to be purchased.
For beginner level.
Availability: Web or download (iTunes and MP3).

IRIB Radio Index
The Radio index from The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting offers online streaming of various Iranian radio channels.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

KIRN 670
California Iranian radio station offering online radio and news.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Extra

Calligraphy Qualam
An introduction to Arabic, Ottoman and Persian calligraphy.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

RUSSIAN

Dictionary

Академик
Online Russian dictionary that offers definitions, etymologies, and synonyms. It also contains some specialized definitions (medicine, technology, etc.)
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

The Russian Dictionary Tree
This specialized online dictionary gives morphological information. Students may type words in English or Russian and the dictionary will give a few definitions as well as how the six Russian cases will change the word.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Glosbe
The dictionary gives definitions of English and Russian words. It also gives the API pronunciation of searched words. At the end of each entry, the translation memory gives contexts in which the words are translated into English and Russian.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Vocabulary

Study Russian Online
This platform offers a useful vocabulary section in which students will find words divided in categories. Each category has a list of words, their transcriptions (Russian without the cyrillic alphabet), their pronunciation, along with pictures, games, and tests.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Learn Russian Free
The website lists 2000 words in Russian, with their English translations. The words are selected among the most commonly used words in Russian. Quizzes are also available.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web. 

Learning Platforms

Ме́жду на́ми
The platform is divided in units through which students can learn Russian. Each unit has its own objectives, list of vocabulary, particular grammar points, etc.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Russian For Everyone
Platform offering lessons divided in different units and categories. Every 3 lessons, students are invited to test their knowledge with a quiz.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Master Russian
While Master Russian may not have a wide range of lessons, it does become relevant with its plethora of cultural activities and references. The website includes a dictionary, lists of vocabulary, grammar exercices, a prononciation guide and more.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

Alpha Dictionary
The website covers most of the Russian grammar. Each subject is explained with examples, tabs and charts. Each topic is also followed by exercices to help students practice what they have just learned.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Russian On-Line
Russian On-Line is a website dedicated to beginners. It covers the pronunciation, the first blocks of grammar and the Cyrillic alphabet. It also offers exercices.
For beginner level.
Availability: Web.

Russian Cornell
This website is based on the textbook Beginning Russian, but it can also work as an independent resource. It covers the main grammar points of Russian. The explanations are followed by examples, but no exercices are available.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Study Russian Online
While the platform offers a useful vocabulary section, it also offers a grammar section worth looking. Each topic is followed by exercices or grammar tables to help strengthen the overall understanding of the grammar points studied.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

RusPod
RusPod gives a good insight of the Russian pronunciation. Their video were made by native speakers and give examples to memorize the pronunciations. Exercices are also available.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

The Russian Sound System
This page dedicated to the Russian pronunciation has been prepared by the Reed College. It explains the different pronunciations of the Russian words, with transliterations and examples to correctly understand how the language works.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

Э́хо Москвы́
The Echo of Moscow is a Russian radio station offering online news covering a wide range of topics in Russia along with international events.
For intermediate level and above.
Availabilty: Web and iOS.

The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times is an English news website focused on Russian events. While it is not written in Russian, the website is still relevant for it’s access to Russian culture and news.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web

Ebooks

Russian Lessons
While this website also offers a range of lessons on Russian, its most useful component is the access to bilingual texts with audio. It has a selection of Russian texts with their English translation and Russian audio. An excellent tool to practice listening comprehension.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

Speaking Russian
Speaking Russian offers a selection of short podcasts discussing common Russian expressions. Each podcast covers some basic words and phrases.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Russian Podcast
The website contains a great variety of podcasts on different topics designed for language learners. Each podcast can be downloaded with its transcript.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Очень по-русски
This website offers different podcasts on a wide range of topics (expressions, daily life, history, etc.). Students can download the audio file and follow with a transcript.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Extra

Live Fluent - Russian
Live Fluent is a blog offering tips and hacks for language learners around the world as well as cultural and travel insights. The website offers a section dedicated to Russian in which users will find interesting articles about Russia and the Russian language including travel tips and discoveries, grammar guides, essential vocabulary and much more.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Russian Language Blog
This blog, while not a true course nor dictionary, is filled with interesting information on Russian. Its main goal is to help students learn new words or expressions through entries about news or culture. The blog is mainly written in English.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

SPANISH

Dictionary

Diccionario de la Lengua Española
Monolingual dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Diccionarios
Diccionarios is a Larousse portal that offers various dictionaries including a monolingual Spanish dictionary, a Spanish-English dictionary and a verb conjugator.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Spanish Dict
Spanish-English dictionary. Entries include the translation of the word in English, example sentences and an audio file for pronunciation. The website also includes a verb conjugator.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Tomísimo
Tomísimo offers a Spanish-English dictionary, a verb conjugator and a reference page on aspects of Spanish grammar.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

UGR’s Dictionary
Spanish-English dictionary from the University of Grenada.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Vocabulary

1000 Imágenes en la Punta de la Lengua
Index of Spanish expressions with equivalent meanings in French and English.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Intro2Spanish
Intro2Spanish offers multiple themed lists of words that can be used for practice or to acquire new vocabulary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Spanicity
Spanicity offers multiple themed lists of words to help learners acquire and practice Spanish vocabulary.
For beginner level to intermediate.
Availability: Web.

Learning Platforms

Beginning Spanish 100
Spanish learning portal by the University of Victoria containing dialogues, reading and grammar exercises.
For beginner level to intermediate.
Availability: Web.

ISLA
ISLA offers a Spanish learning portal with a great variety of games, videos and interactive activities to help learners practice grammar, vocabulary, listening comprehension and more.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Spanish Language & Culture
Website offering a variety of exercises and themed study modules with which users can practice Spanish while learning about festivals, music and customs of the Hispanic world.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Todo Claro
Todo Claro offers a variety of grammar, vocabulary and themed exercises along with games for users to test their knowledge on the Hispanic world.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Veinte Mundos
Veinte Mundos is a Spanish language magazine that offers articles about daily life in Latin America and Spain. Each article is accompanied by an audio file and transcript, videos, grammar explanations and exercises as well as vocabulary lists to help users improve their Spanish while learning about the Spanish speaking countries.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

Conjuguemos
Conjuguemos is a multilingual website offering various grammar and verb conjugation exercises.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Curso de Español
Website offering grammar lessons and conjugation exercises. The website also offers a section with travel-themed dialogues for comprehension practice.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Spanish Checker
Online spelling and grammar checker that targets errors made by second language learners. The website includes a verb conjugator and a grammar guide.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Spanish Grammar Exercises
The University of Texas at Austin offers a page with multiple grammar drill exercises as well as some vocabulary review exercises.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Spanish Grammar in Context
Website offering detailed grammar explanations accompanied by authentic example videos and practice quizzes.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Study Spanish - Grammar
Study Spanish offers a great variety of grammar lessons with detailed explanations and multiple examples of usage.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

Fonética: Los Sonido del Español
Interactive application by The University of Iowa presenting the different sounds of Spanish.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Spanish Pronunciation
Study Spanish offers a very detailed page that includes short lessons on pronunciation accompanied by audio files.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

El Cultural
El Cultural is a Spanish publication dedicated to art, literature and cinema.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

El País
Spain national daily newspaper.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

La Jordana
Mexico national daily newspaper.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

TeleSUR
The Latin-American television network offers news videos, documentaries and cultural articles about South America.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Ebooks

Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
The Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes is a digital library project offering open access to digitized Spanish historical texts and literature.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Busca Poemas
Online Spanish poems database that contains over a thousand poems from famous authors.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Lecturas Grabadas
The Ministry of Education of Argentina offers a selection of famous Latin American short stories in PDF format accompanied by audio narration.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Spanish Audio Gazette
The Sound Archive Project by the University of Toronto contains recorded samples from different Spanish dialects accompanied by their transcription.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

Cadena SER Podcasts
Radio Madrid offers a variety of podcasts including topics such as news, humor, cinema and sports.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, dowload (iTunes).

Ivoox
Ivoox is a podcasts hosting platform offering thousands of different programs with topics such as sports, music, news, culture and much more.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Notes in Spanish
Website offering various lessons of daily-life conversations in Spanish through podcasts. Audio files are free to listen to online and worksheets can be purchased.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Radio FLE
Radio FLE offers online radio with various programs as well as Spanish lessons podcasts.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android. Registration required.

Extra

Diccionarios de Jerga por País
Dictionary of colloquial Spanish organized by country.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

El Castellano
Journal of the Spanish language containing many articles about the historical, political and cultural aspects of the language and its evolution.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Latin American Science
Website dedicated to the scientific research carried out in Latin America. The website is also available in English.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Spanish Etymology
Website dedicated to the etymology of Spanish words and their change patterns.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

TURKISH

Dictionary

Güncel Türkçe Sözlük
The Turkish Language Association’s official dictionary comprises over 100 000 entries and multiple specialized dictionaries.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Sesli Sözlük
Turkish-English dictionary. Entries include Turkish definitions, English translations, example sentences and audio files for pronunciation.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Turkish Dictionary
Turkish-English dictionary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Zargan
Turkish-English dictionary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Vocabulary

E-learning Turkish Vocabulary
E-learning Turkish offers a vocabulary section containing a very complete set of vocabulary lists accompanied by exercises.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Turkish Class Vocabulary
Turkish Class offers a page with lists of words and a test generator to help users learn and practice Turkish vocabulary.
For beginner level.
Availability: Web.

Turkish Vocabulary Building Exercises
LangMedia by The Five College Center for the Study of World Languages offers a very complete page of exercises to learn and practice Turkish vocabulary. The website also offer dictation exercises.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Learning Platforms

Life with Turkish
Website by the University of Texas at Austin offering supplemental exercises and activities for beginner level Turkish learners.
For beginner level.
Availability: Web.

Turkish Class
Turkish Class offers various online lessons for beginner and intermediate level learners. The website also offers dialogues with audio and transcriptions as well as vocabulary sheets.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Turkish Tutor
Website offering interactive lessons with scenes and audio from a Turkish TV show. Each lesson includes a set of exercises and a glossary to help learners practice their listening comprehension.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Grammar

Basics of Turkish Grammar
Website offering a very complete introduction to Turkish grammar. The website includes detailed lessons on nouns, verbs, word order, etc.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

E-learning Turkish
Website offering various grammar lessons accompanied by multiple examples, interactive activities and assessment exercises. The website also offers a section dedicated to Turkish culture where users can test their knowledge with quizzes.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Manisa Turkish
Website offering very detailed grammar lessons covering adjectives, verbs, moods, participles and more.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

The Turkish Suffix Dictionary
Dictionary aimed at helping students learn Turkish inflections and their variants by providing explanations and examples.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Pronunciation

Case Study: Sound Patterns in Turkish
Introduction to sound patterns in Turkish by the University of Texas at Austin.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

The Turkish Alphabet
Introductory guide to the Turkish alphabet and pronunciation.
For beginner level.
Availability: Web.

Culture

Media

140 Journos
Independent Twitter-based newspaper that encourages citizen journalism.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Hürriyet
Turkey national daily newspaper.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey national English daily newspaper.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Milliyet
Turkey national daily newspaper.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

TRT TV
Turkish public broadcaster offering online television. Users can watch live news or previously aired Turkish TV shows.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Ebooks

Turkish poetry in translation
Large collection of original Turkish poems with their side-by-side English translations.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Uysal-Walker Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative
Searchable archive of oral Turkish literature by the Library of Texas Tech University.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Podcasts

Açik Radyo Podcasts
As well as offering online live radio, Açik Radyo offers various podcasts shows with topics such as music, news, literature, science and more.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, download (iTunes).

Olay FM
Bursa radio station offering online and mobile live streaming.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

TRT Radio and Podcasts
TRT offers online live radio and various podcast shows.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web. (TRT Televizyon is available on iOS and Android)

Extra

Turkish Culture
The Turkish Cultural Foundation offers an open-source website in which users can create and edit articles about Turkish culture. The website offers hundreds of articles about various aspects of Turkish culture including fine arts, culinary arts, architecture, military and much more.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

LESS COMMONLY TAUGHT LANGUAGES

Aramaic

Aramaic Lessons and Reading Classes
Collection of grammar and vocabulary PDF lessons and Aramaic texts.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

CAL
Database of Aramaic texts in all dialects from the earliest (9th Century BCE) through the 13th Century CE, containing approximately 3 million words.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Introductory Lessons in Aramaic
Aramaic introductory lessons in PDF.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Greek (modern and ancient)

Modern Greek

Foundalis
This website covers the main characteristics of both Ancient and Modern Greek (pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms). While no exercices are available, the explanations are carefully written in order to help students in their learning process.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Greek Grammar
Greek Grammar is an interesting platform that explains how the grammar for both Ancient and Modern Greek works. Exercices are also available on the website.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Kypros
Greek-English dictionary that includes definitions in both Ancient Greek and Modern Greek. Students may write in English or in Greek (in roman transliteration or Greek alphabet).
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Resources for Learners of Greek
Students will find on this website vocabulary lists, grammar tips, and exercices to practice Modern Greek. Greek is written in the Greek alphabet.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Ancient Greek

Ancien Greek Tutorials
This website is available by the courtesy of the University of California Press. Students may study verbs, vocabulary or the pronunciation of Ancien Greek. There are different types of exercices, drills and activities offered to help them in their learning process.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Syntax of Classic Greek
Perseus offers the lectures of Basil Gildersleeves on Ancien Greek syntax. Students may select a topic with the column on the left of the page.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

The Intelligent Person's Guide of Greek
Prof. William Harris from Middlebury College has prepared an essay on the grammar of Ancient Greek to help students understand how the language works.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Latin

Latin Dictionary
The dictionary allows students to translate from and into Latin with three specific languages: English, French, and Italian. The dictionary also provides conjugations and declensions.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Latin Dictionary and Grammar Resources
English-Latin translation dictionary. Each entry gives multiple translations. There is also a section dedicated to the Latin grammar.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Latin Library
Latin Library is an easy-to-follow course on Latin grammar. It also offers dozens of vocabulary lists and reading exercices.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Wheelock Latin Exercices
Online exercices designed to help students strengthen their knowledge of Latin. Exercices on grammar, syntax, verbs and vocabulary are available.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Sanskrit

A Practical Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit dictionary with transliteration, accentuation and etymological analysis of words.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Learn Sanskrit through Self Study
Online lessons with grammar explanations, glossaries and multiple exercises.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Sudharma
Sanskrit language daily newspaper.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

UBC Sanskrit
Complete phonology, script and grammar lessons by the University of British Colombia.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Tamil

CTBC
The Canadian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation offers online news and radio in Tamil.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Dinamani
Daily Tamil newspaper.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Tamil and English Dictionary
Tamil-English dictionary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web, Android.

Tamil Textbook
Website offering various Tamil lessons including an introduction to pronunciation and a complete overview of the Tamil grammar.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Tibetan

RFA Tibetan
RFA offers online news, videos and radio in Tibetan.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

THL Tibetan to English Translation Tool
Tibetan-English dictionary that allows users to enter either Tibetan script or Wylie transliteration and search words or passages in various dictionaries.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Tibetan Language Institute
The Tibetan Language Institute offers a Free Study Aids section containing various worksheets, texts and drill exercises.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Tibet Times
Tibetan language newspaper.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web.

Voice of Tibet
Online news and radio station.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Urdu

A Dictionary or Urdu, Classical Hindi and English
Urdu/Hindi-English dictionary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Daily Jang
Pakistan daily newspaper in Urdu.
For advanced level.
Availability: Web, iOS and Android.

Darvazah
Multimedia Urdu course offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each lesson includes a video and its transcription, a vocabulary list, grammar explanations and exercises.
For beginner to intermediate levels.
Availability: Web.

Intermediate Urdu
Website offering reading material and videos to help students improve their reading and listening comprehension.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Rektha
Collection of Urdu literature and poetry accessible in Roman, Devanagari and Urdu scripts with English translations.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web and Android.

Urdu Word
Urdu-English dictionary.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Yiddish

Glossary of Yiddish
Glossary of thousands of words in Yiddish organized in alphabetical order. All of them are written in the roman alphabet.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Yiddish Daily Forward
News website written in Yiddish with some translations available.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

Yiddish Online Dictionary
Online Yiddish dictionary. Students may translate words or expressions from English to Yiddish or write words in Yiddish to find their definitions. The website also has examples on how to pronounce words and may highlight difficult grammar points with expressions.
For any level of competency.
Availability: Web.

Yiddish Book Center
The Yiddish Book Center holds numerous collections of books written in Yiddish. Students may also read articles about the Yiddish language, literature and culture. Books may be read in the browser or downloaded.
For intermediate level and above.
Availability: Web.

 

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