Five College Consortium

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Language Resources on the Web

Resources for frequently asked questions:

"Where is language x spoken?" Search Ethnologue.

"What languages are spoken in country y?" Search Ethnologue.

"Where is language x offered at the Five Colleges?" Consult the list of Five College Language Departments and search the Five College Course Schedule.

"Is language y taught anywhere in North America?" Search Course Offerings for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs).

"Where can I find summer language programs or study abroad programs?" Consult the Language and International Opportunities Web.

"How can I find materials for studying a language that is not commonly taught in North America?" Consult the UCLA Language Materials Project, an online database listing materials available for many less commonly taught languages. The database can be searched by language, type of material, level of instruction, and whether audio-visual materials are included.

"What does this word mean?" Search yourDictionary.com.

"Are there online tutorials for this language'? Search iLoveLanguages.com from the WWW Virtual Library.

"Where can I purchase language learning materials?" try
Multilingual Books (Seattle, WA, USA),
Schoenhof's Foreign Books (Cambridge, MA, USA),
World of Reading.

Other resources

Yahoo Directory for Linguistics and Human Languages includes links for language learning, research, translation, institutes, organizations, journals, policies, etc. The directory includes sections on specific languages.