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Alliance Française de San Francisco - Provides high quality French courses in a friendly, and relaxed yet dynamic atmosphere. Private, group and children's lessons and classes. Additionally, its library is stocked with 20,000 books, as well as French magazines and newspapers.
American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) - A national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 7,000 foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
BBC Languages - Learn languages, essentail phrases, beginner's courses, foreign language TV, find a class.
Berlitz Language Instruction - Self-language instruction, cross-cultural training, document translation, software localization, and interpretation services. Berlitz also offers a wide range of dictionaries, phrase books, and travel guides.
Best Ways to Learn Spanish - From business Spanish-language courses and learn Spanish software to watching movies and having a language exchange on the phone: a list of some of the best ways to learn Spanish efficiently.
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute - Enhance your international business acumen, become fluent in a second language for fun, or to travel abroad. Comprehensive schedule of language classes in French, Spanish, Italian, German and over 25 other languages - at excellent facilities.
Busuu - Learn languages online with interactive language courses and lessons.
Centro Virtual Cervantes - To build your Spanish reading skills, try your hand at reading selections (provided by the Instituto Cervantes, Spain's official institution to promote Spanish language and culture). Every selection in the beginners' section (called inicial in Spanish), like the other levels, has optional pre- and post-reading exercises and information about the book and the chosen selection. Within the reading text itself, many words have links to definitions.
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center - DLIFLC is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the U.S. Resident instruction is provided at the Presidio of Monterey in 24 languages and several dialects, five days a week, seven hours per day, with two to three hours of homework each night. Courses last between 26 and 64 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language. Also see Language Resources.
Deutsche Welle, Learn German - A 30-part interactive online German course is ideal for both beginners and those who have some previous knowledge of German.
Duolingo - A free service that helps you learn languages with your friends while simultaneously contributing to translate real-world content from the Web.
elanguage - Language lessons and resources in many languages. Browse through resource section to find grammar guides, travel information and tips, cultural slideshows, online dictionaries, and much more.
Learning Chinese Online - A directory of online resources to help with learning Chinese. Categories include Introduction to the Chinese Language, Online Schools, Pronunciation, Conversation, Characters, Grammar, Reading, Listening, Dictionaries, Translation, Testing, Chinese programs, Study in China, and Tools for Teachers.
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Project - For the purposes of this project, less commonly taught languages include all of the world's languages except English, French, German, and Spanish. The project's goals are to help advance the teaching and learning of LCTLs by encouraging more people to study less commonly taught languages, assisting LCTL teachers develop high-quality teaching material, and helping LCTL teachers cooperate and communicate.
Linguanaut - This website is about phrases, videos and alphabet in more than 50 languages. Free.
Oxford University Language Centre - Foreign language study and research. In any one year, about 3,000 students and staff take courses in twelve foreign languages and English or use its library resources for independent study in any of the 190 languages on offer.
Phrasebase - Online phrasebook of common useful words and phrases translated into over 90 foreign languages including phonetic alphabet spelling, sound files, language tutoring, teaching, pen pals, language exchange partners, audio video chatrooms.
Fonetiks - Online pronunciation guides to 9 varieties of the English language and 9 other languages.
Forvo - Pronounces words in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Polish, Dutch, Japanese, and hundreds more.
Spanish to Move - A Spanish learning program, from beginner to advanced levels, as well as Skype sessions where students can practice and speak in real time with certified, native Spanish-speaking tutors.
SpanishDict - World's largest Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and language learning website.
StudySpanish - Free online tutorial with audio, cultural notes, grammar, vocabulary, verbs drills, and links to helpful sites.
Teaching Indigenous Languages (TIL) - Focuses on the linguistic, educational, social, and political issues related to the survival of the endangered indigenous languages of the world.
Transcon - Free-to-use text and audio content provides immediate, need-to-know words and phrases for Africa, Iraq and other areas of the Middle East.
TravLang - Provides a variety of useful tools for the traveler and those interested in learning a foreign language.
UniLang - An on-line language community that unites language lovers from all over the world. Find many free language resources for a wide variety of languages, created by and for UniLang's members. On UniLang's forum and chat, meet people who share the same passion for languages.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 150,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.