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Language Sites

Tactical Language

Tactical language & culture training systems.  Free download for Iraqi, Dari, and French.  Software, Manuals and trainer support.

Defense Institute

DLI - Foreign Language Center-Numerous language and cultural modules.  Click on Language Resources, then on Headstart to begin the download

Free Language

A compilation of links to free language lessons, podcasts, courses, audio & video files, study guides and other learning materials.

Google

The Google language tool allows you to search specific languages or countries.  Use Google preferences to set the interface in your chosen language and visit the Google home page in domains of various countries.

Ediplomat

eDiplomat-Cultural etiquette from around the world.

LingvoSoft

Online dictionaries, courses, translation services, translating chat, foreign language chat.

Newseum - Global Newspapers

Newseum displays daily newspaper front pages in their original and unedited form.

Mashable

70+ online language communities and resources provide a gateway to social networking sites for foreign language learners.

My Language Exchange

Find a partner online and practice your second language with native speakers from over 133 countries speaking 115 languages.  Most site services are free.

British Broadcasting Corporation

Downloads, newsletters, tutors, online classes, news in 33 languages, etc.

Word2word.com

Online dictionaries, courses, translation services, translating chat, foreign language chat.

Gale Reference Library

A leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions.

Cultural Sites

Background Notes

Publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.

Library of Congress

Country Studies Handbooks.
Hodu

Cross-cultural communication - knowledge gained from the business world on cultural sensitivity, effective communication and etiquette in foreign countries

Executive Planet

Culture guides for the international traveler.  Very helpful for PCS or TDY needs.  Includes guides to public behavior, gift giving, entertaining, unacceptable topics of conversation and more.

Technology

Free and easy to use resources to include online tutorials, dictionaries, vocabulary builders, lesson plans, writing guides, learning material and much more.

Gale Reference Library

A leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions.

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