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Useful Links

Learn languages and find information about other countries

Below, we have listed some useful sites for those who are interested in foreign languages and foreign cultures.
They can also be used by teachers and learners of languages.

SUMMARY: Word Atlas - Multilingual Translators - Languages Courses - Newspapers - Web TV - Languages Exams.

World Atlas

  • WordAtlas.com A world atlas of facts flags and maps including every continent, country, dependency, exotic destination, island, major city, ocean, province, state & territory on the planet!
  • World Site Atlas Using geography to explore the world - Maps, hotels, travel information, photos, links...

Multilingual Translators

On-line translators are very useful, but be aware that the translation is not always accurate.

  • Foreign Word This site allows you to translate texts into a multitude of languages. It uses various software which the surfer chooses at the time of the translation.
  • Reverso Reverso translates texts or web pages into English, Spanish, French or German. From the homepage, please enter your text or the address of the site to be translated, then choose the language.
  • Travlang After having selected the language, please type the word and this site will give you one or several translations.
  • Logos Write the word to be translated and its language, and you will obtain a translation in various languages.
  • Systran This translator gives an English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or French version to texts and Internet pages.
  • Free Translator A selection of the best free Translators, Dictionaries and language Courses on the web. Easy to use, and for all languages.
  • Free Translation provides free language translation services for websites and documents. Translate from English to Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian and Norwegian.

Online Languages Courses

English Courses

  • Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab helps students improve their English listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading listening quiz pages.
  • Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students to help you study English as a Second Language. Grammar, vocabulary, crossword.
  • Learn English produced by the British Council. Includes grammar exercises, songs and lyrics, games, magazine, kids' zone, and more.
  • E-Anglais courses and exercises (for French speakers)
  • Grammaire anglaise Grammar (for French speakers)
  • Prof d'anglais.com The site of the irregular verbs (for French speakers)

French Courses

  • Chez Mimi - Join the residents of chez Mimi who have some great games for you to play to help improve your French.
  • Polar FLE Learn by leading an inquiry to find a murderer with the inspector Roger Duflair.
  • Français Interactif - from the University of Texas
  • Curso de Francés - 50 free lessons - For Spanish speakers

German Courses

  • German Language Learning Resources for English-speaking learners: vocabulary collections, grammar explanations, links, and interactive exercises by topic area.
  • Alglave.com Grammar, exercises, history, games (for French speakers)
  • Cronimus German for beginner (for French speakers)

Spanish Courses

  • Nueva Tierra - With this course, you will receive in your e-mail Spanish vocabulary lessons and jokes once a week. You can receive these Spanish lessons in English , Portuguese , French , Italian or Russian languages.
  • Learn Spanish - Learn how to speak Spanish with free online language lessons.
  • Cela Spanish School - Spanish lessons on-line
  • English to Spanish - Learning Spanish for free

Italian Courses

  • Oggi e Domani - Interactive Course from the Brooklyn College. Many chapters. (for English speakers)
  • Cyber Italian - Interactive language course and culture (for English and Spanish speakers)
  • Italian course (for French speakers)

Russian Courses

Norvegian Courses

Different Languages

  • BBC Languages - Learn French, Spanish, German, Italian, and other languages on-line.
  • The Internet Picture Dictionnary - Free online multilingual picture dictionary designed especially for beginning English, French, German, Spanish and Italian language learners of all ages.
  • Foreign languages for travelers provides vocabulary words, sound files with pronunciation assistance, to help you learn more than 80 languages online.

On-line Newspapers and Magazines

English Newspapers

French Newspapers

Spanish Newspapers

German Newspapers

Italian Newspapers

Portuguese Newspapers

Netherland newspapers

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Web TV

News Channels

  • BBC News - Click on BBC News 24 or BBC One TV News - English
  • Euronews - News in 7 languages
  • I Télévision - French
  • LCI cliquez sur LCI en direct - French
  • France 2 Videos of the TV News of 8.am , 1.pm and 8.pm. French
  • France 3 National, regional and local edition - French

Other Channels

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Languages Exams

English Exams

  • TOEFL - The TOEFL allows students who don't speak English as their mother tongue to estimate their competence and is used as a guide for universities whose main curriculum is in English.
  • TOEIC - The TOEIC estimates and guarantees your capacity to communicate in professional and business English in both the written and spoken word.
  • IELTS - The IELTS allows potential students to determine if the candidates are ready to study in an English environment. It is widely recognized as the level required to follow all the classes of higher and professional education in the United Kingdom, in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
  • Cambridge Exams - The F.C.E. (First Certificate in English) is the most well known diploma among Cambridge's diplomas. More than 250,000 persons pass it every year in more than 100 countries.

Spanish Exams

German Exams

  • The Goethe Institute exams
  • The Goethe Institute in your country : The training and the exams are within the competence of the Goethe-institute. The various exams are: Zertifikat Deutsch, Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf , Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung, Prüfung wirtschaftsdeutsch international, Kleine et Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom.

French Exams

  • Le DELF et le DALF - These diplomas are offered by the Ministry of Education for those whose French is not their mother tongue. The DELF (diplôme d'études en langue française) guarantees your capacity to communicate in French. The DALF (diplôme approfondi de langue française) gives evidence of the capacity to follow effectively the courses of a French or French-speaking university.
  • Diplômes de l'Alliance Française - There are 5 diplomas of general French (CEFP1, CEFP2, DL, DS, DHEF) and an professional diploma in French (DSEC).

Netherland Exams

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