SUNY Oneonta

RESOURCES

Suggested language-learning websites:

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

The Deaf Resource Library

A collection of information, Internet links and other resources having to do with American Sign Language, other sign languages, and the linguistics of ASL.

CHINESE

Jim Becker’s list of Chinese weblinks

VERY extensive list of links of all kinds, about the Chinese language, the country and culture, people’s experiences traveling there, etc.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

English Addicts
Listening activities based on Voice of America clips. Rated from easy-average-tricky-difficult, and offering exposure to all sorts of international accents speaking English. Free registration includes access to one lesson per week.

FRENCH

University of Texas online drills

These drills are highly recommended.

French Online Grammar Quiz

Interactive French grammar practice, quizzes follow the sequence of textbook Allons-y.

ClicNet
A clearing-house of French-related websites, with a search engine and sites arranged by topics including literature, teaching/learning, dictionaries, news/radio/t.v., society, art, and ordinary life. Also maintains content pages including games and jokes!

Jim Becker’s list of French weblinks
VERY extensive list of links of all kinds, from interactive exercises and grammar references, to cultural sites.

GERMAN

Jim Becker’s list of German weblinks
VERY extensive list of links of all kinds, from interactive exercises and grammar references, to cultural sites.

Vocabulix: Free vocabulary and conjugation tester.
A free on-line set of vocabulary quizzes and conjugation exercises for Spanish, German and English.

ITALIAN

Jim Becker’s list of Italian weblinks
VERY extensive list of links of all kinds, from interactive exercises and grammar references, to cultural sites.

JAPANESE

Jim Becker’s list of Japanese weblinks
VERY extensive list of links of all kinds, from interactive exercises and grammar references, to cultural sites.

LATVIAN

Learn Latvian!
Once you’ve reached the site, then choose ‘English’, and then choose ‘What did you say?’, for very cool interactive dialogs to learn basic greetings, etc.

RUSSIAN

Jim Becker’s list of Russian weblinks
VERY extensive list of links of all kinds, from interactive exercises and grammar references, to cultural sites.

SPANISH

A Spanish Grammar Reference
Prepared by Oneonta State student Jessica Rojo, here’s a quick review of the basic rules of spelling, accents, and major verb tenses.

Colby College Interactive Spanish Site
The interactive language learning site that gives the rest of us serious web-envy.

E-Gramatica
Another very extensive site with self-check exercises at various levels; also has a blog so users can ask questions of the professors who made the site. Has a link to a self-check verb conjugation site, euroverb.com which allows you to choose which verb and tense you’ll be tested on, or you can set it to random. Both sites are very nicely done.

Explore the regional diversity of Spanish
With lists of idiomatic expressions and regional usages listed by country, giving full-sentence examples and explanations.

¬°Conjuguemos!
A self-timed, self-grading program for language students of all levels and ages. Registration and use are free. You can select the verbs you want to practice, the amount of time you want the exercise to last, and you can print a grade verification sheet at the end of your practice.

Business Spanish
Interactive lessons in basic Spanish, with plenty of audio and practice with dialogs, vocabulary and grammar.

Jim Becker’s list of Spanish weblinks
VERY extensive list of links of all kinds, from interactive exercises and grammar references, to cultural sites.

Vocabulix: Free vocabulary and conjugation tester.
A free on-line set of vocabulary quizzes and conjugation exercises for Spanish, German and English.

Online Resources for Spanish Language Learning.
With grammar and vocabulary resources, as well as tests and learning activities (including Spanish Hangman!), as well as a listing of other online resources.

Professor Elizabeth Smalls list of Spanish weblinks
Hop on over to Dr. Small’s list for more language practice and cultural sites.

Practice accent marks and spelling in Spanish

Click on this link .

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

Phonetics: The Sounds of English, German and Spanish
A Flash-animated site that shows diagrams of the mouth and videos of speakers to detail the phonetics and pronunciation of English, German and Spanish. From the University of Iowa.

WEBVERBIX
A free on-line verb conjugator, where you can input an infinitive for many, many languages, and see the full conjugation. This is a free, scaled-down version of a program available for sale. Explore the world of verb conjugations!

The WebCast Pilot
A collection of links to radio and tv webcasts from all over the world. You can search for webcasts from particular countries or in particular languages (though beware it may just be the Voice of America broadcasting in that language). A great way to work on aural comprehension and to broaden cultural awareness!

Jim Becker’s list of Language Weblinks
Contains lists of links for French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Latin.

Languages On The Web
A really huge clearinghouse of serious language-learning sites, including sites for very unusual and less-commonly-taught languages (Abkhaz, Basque, Inuit, etc.!), as well as all the languages taught here at Oneonta State.

Stella: the EU online language learning project
The website offers free online language learning courses for beginners in English, Danish and Hungarian, and is sponsored by th eEuropean Union.