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Links & Resources

AltaVista: Translation Service

Key in a URL or text, and AltaVista will translate that page from, and into, English with French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Communication Connections

Links to sites dedicated to the study, use, and sheer enjoyment of languages. Select from the list of languages.

Computer Digest

Annotated sites covering language software and resources. Afrikaans to Zulu are covered, including hieroglyphics.

Ethnalogue Database

Information on 6,500 worldwide languages, with details of regional dialects, and ethnographic affiliations.

Foreign Language Dictionaries

Covers European, Latin, and Asian languages as well as language forums, help for travelers, and esoteric material on cultures such as Icelandic.

French Connection

Selective, organized list of links to sites (in French) in the areas of French history, current events, media; language literature libraries, e-texts, publishing; art culture tourism; industry trade government; gateways; and search engines/tools.

French Verb Conjugation

Conjugate a French verb by selecting the tense and entering the infinitive form of the verb in the box.

French-English Dictionary

Search for translation of words from either French or English from a database of about 75,000 terms.

German-English Dictionary

Over 130,000 entries for translating an English or German word(s). You can also add vocabulary to this dictionary.

Goethe-Institute, Washington DC

Goethe-Institut e.V. is the Federal Republic of Germany's most important operational partner for the development and implementation of foreign cultural policy.

International Dictionaries

Dictionaries covering a number of languages, including Russian, German, and French.

Japanese-English Dictionary

Displays Japanese text as gif file images with a database of kanji information. Searchable.

LEO German/English

Assists with searching for a translation. With FAQs, recently solved queries, and abbreviations

Languages for Travelers

Provides basic language instruction for travelers. Choose from a vast selection of languages, to learn essential words, phrases and pronunciation.

LOGOS Dictionary

Search for translations of words in many different languages, many entries have sound files for pronunciation.

Language Identifier

Program which attempts to identify the language of a sentence, phrase, or word of your choosing.

Living Swahili Dictionary

Swahili is spoken by roughly 47 million people. Look up words directly from the database or consult useful Swahili phrases.

Online Dictionaries and Thesauri

Index of dictionaries, thesauri and other word resources. Includes foreign language and technical dictionaries, guides and resources.

Russian Dictionary

Russian-English and English-Russian dictionary. Includes information on how to russify your computer with Russian fonts.

Russian Words and Sounds

Simple Russian dictionary of foods and animals, each with a sound file for pronunciation.


Service for travelers which features foreign language pronunciation, translating dictionaries, chat, and message board.

Human-Languages Page

Links page covers language lessons, dictionaries, and programs. Includes commercial resources.

WWW Foreign Language Resources

Aspiring to be the gateway to the best web sites, covers languages from Arabic to Yiddish.


College of Arts and Sciences Department of World Languages and Cultures