World Languages and Cultures Resources

General Resources

  • Bi-lingual dictionaries for Chinese, Italian, French, Japanese, and Spanish. This site also includes language forums that have interesting discussions of usages and idiomatic speech.
  • The Flashcard Machine! Study, create and share flash cards online. Not only can you make cards using words but you can use sounds and pictures too.
  • World Atlas explore your world. Includes maps, flags of the world, time across the world, selected videos of famous sites, a currency converter, etc.
  • The MLA Language Map of the linguistic and cultural composition of the United States.

American Sign Language



  • ThoughtCo. —Here you can find French lesson, a verb conjugator, and other French tools.



  • If you are interested in having Japanese language partner, this website will help you find one.  You will be able to send E-mail to partners, and they will correct your mistakes for you.  You will help their English in return.
  • Free online quizzes, flashcards and word lists. Covers romaji, hiragana, katakana, kanji, Japanese newspaper words, and reading signs.
  • Kanji Clinic is a column appearing the fourth Monday of every other month in The Japan Times. Its purpose is to provide practical advice and inspiration to non-Japanese adults striving to achieve literacy in Japanese by learning the 1,945 general-use kanji ("Chinese characters").
  • The on-line edition of the Daily Yomiuri newspaper from Japan.


Some great sites for practicing vocabulary and grammar online:

  1. Excellent study modules for practicing Spanish grammar and culture.
  2. Are you learning Spanish, or do you want to know more about one of the world's greatest languages and the people who speak it?
  3. Grammar notes, verbs and vocabulary practice from Dr. Lemon.
  4. Free Spanish tutorials on
  5. Do you prefer youtubes? Check out Professor Jason’s youtubes covering both vocabulary and grammar.
  6. Practice verb conjugations and play grammar and vocabulary games on Conjuguemos!