Language Learning Links: General

 

General

BBC Languages: archived but still great
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

Guardian resources
https://www.theguardian.com/education/languageresources

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/languagecourses

Languages of the World
http://www.ethnologue.com/

Online Text Collections in Western European Literature
http://wessweb.info/index.php/Online_Text_Collections_in_Western_European_Literature

About the International Language Proficiency Scale
http://www.govtilr.org/Skills/ILRscale1.htm

Omniglot encyclopedia of writing systems and languages
http://www.omniglot.com/

Transparent Language Byki program, has free resources
http://www.byki.com/byki_descr.html

List of Free Online Language Courses
http://www.word2word.com/course.html

for languages that use different alphabets or writing systems, download the appropriate keyboard:
http://keyman.com/

RhinoSpike is an online language learning community tool that lets users around the globe connect and exchange foreign language audio files. Get any foreign language text read aloud for you by a native speaker!
https://rhinospike.com/

Pictorial Vocabulary Guides and Interactive Readings in a variety of languages
http://www.languageguide.org/

PARALLEL TEXTS ROM ENGLISH TO 55 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
http://www.lonweb.org/

iLoveLanguages is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resource
http://www.ilovelanguages.com/index.php?category=Languages|By+Language

Linkword courses
http://www.unforgettablelanguages.com/

Read children's books in various languages
http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Teaching resources for less commonly taught languages, archived in 2014
http://www.lmp.ucla.edu/

 

Vocabulary trainers

Memrise
https://www.memrise.com/

You Know the Drill
http://www.youknowthedrill.com/

Voca, previously known as Vocatude, is a free vocabulary trainer for Windows and Linux.
http://www.oriente-voca.eu/wordlists.php?lang=eng

anki flashcard software
http://ankisrs.net/index.html

Language Software Reviews
http://www.languagesoftware.net/

Before You Know It

Create your own online with Quizlet

The InterActive Terminology for Europe dictionary will give you translation of words for specialised terminology.

Search for words in context to gauge their actual meaning with Linguee. Note for most European languages, and Japanese.