FRENCH & SPANISH SITES
in the Modern Language class
BEGINNING FRENCH LESSONS
From International Language Development, with audio. Start with lesson 1, Greeting,
and progress on up through lesson 20. With vocabulary, grammar, culture and exercises
FRENCH 100 COURSE
(Hit "Autre" at this site.) From Queens University in Canada, this is an
intermediate course in French, assuming you already have a basic understanding of
the language. Mostly grammar taught here, but very good lessons in grammar!
FRENCH FOR TRAVELLERS
With an online dictionary and pronunciation guide, this site actually has over 70
(!) foreign languages to learn! You can select French, then select a category or
phrase list you wish to learn; e.g. shopping/dining/directions/basic words, etc.
Now who can resist la cuisine francaise?? From La Cuisine de Veronique,
how about trying some crepes, or gateau de saumon?
LANGUAGE, LEARNING, AND TECHNOLOGY
"A journal for second and foreign language educators", with great articles in
the use of technology in this discipline. Also, you can respond to a call for papers
on literacies and technologies.
de los Muertos Lessons plans for this famous holiday
Helpful site for Spanish teachers or those wanting to attempt to learn the Spanish
language online. There are currently 52 free tutorials available, mostly in grammar,
but some on other subjects as well (e.g. days of the week, cardinal numbers, or months and
seasons). At least 5 more lessons are planned additions by the end of the summer.
You can also try practice exercises, or submit your answers to a test online.
SPANISH VOCABULARY BUILDER
Listed by categories such as foods, animals, sports, etc, this is a good site for a
beginning Spanish language student to build up his/her vocabulary skills and confidence.
Click on the picture in your category (try remembering and saying the name first of
course!), then hear the word with Sound Machine.
From Brigham Young University, study Spanish through a tour and lessons of
countries. Each country you click on gives facts, resources, lessons and links to
learn more. You can virtually visit every Hispanic country in this tour alone! The
site also provides a valuable resource for those who are lucky enough to actually travel
to these places, with online journals and newsgroups also included.
Magellan is a site of bilingual science fiction stories, a wonderful and
entertaining way to practice your Spanish! And if you just can't stumble your way through
the climax any longer to find out who did what where and why, then you can always resort
to the English version!
LEARNING MEXICAN SPANISH
A series of three main lessons by Tyler Jones, to teach Mexican Spanish. A nice
feature in these lessons is the new word list, where you can click on the word to hear it
pronounced correctly. Also included are lessons in pronunciation, with key features
isolated to help you quickly learn a basic working knowledge of the language.
DR. RIX SPANISH TRIX
PAGES Find a fun attitude towards learning Spanish from the numerous
lessons here in grammar and pronunciation. Also, the Big Kahuna parts 1 and 2 present two
semesters of printable elementary Spanish grammar. Sample quizzes here too.
CIUDAD FUTURA.COM Today we
visit the CyberCity of the Future! But here and now, you can read your horoscope,
get a Spanish recipe, read news and articles, inform yourself or find numerous outlets of
entertainment in the hispanic world and language!
EL INDICE DE EMPRESAS E INSTUCIONES
This site is written in Spanish, and will take you to many links covering Spanish
life and culture.
EL PAIS DIGITAL Ready to try an
online Spanish newspaper? Here's a good one!
SPANISH FOOD / RECETAS DE
ESPANA Paella, flan, tortillas, Spanish Christmas recipes...a gazpacho
guaranteed to put hair on your chest! For these and less hairy recipes, this site will
tempt your tastebuds and get you cooking Spanish-style!
BASIC SPANISH FOR THE VIRTUAL
STUDENT this site includes over 50 units of comprehensive Spanish lessons
covering all phases of grammar,along with thematic modules. These are excellent lessons
for a solid introductory course in Spanish language, for either teachers or students (or
both!) to use.
Spanish instructors will find this site very useful! While these sets of
lessons in grammar, phrases, themes, etc. contains French & German language lessons as
well (hey, why not learn 3 new languages at once!), the Spanish lessons are nevertheless
still easily accessible.
CYBER SPAIN! Take a detailed
virtual journey through Spain! Learn its culture, geography and history. Can't get
to Sevilla or Cordoba this summer? You can pretend here, and almost feel you've actually
TRAVEL PHRASES IN SPANISH Lost somewhere in Espana? (Sure, we really feel
sorry for you!) Need to order some tapas, or a full meal? Here are the essential
phrases you will need to know to ask directions, order in a restaurant, etc. in any
H-SPAN Choose a radio
program on music, cinema, I can't translate the others--and go from there, practice your
listening skills and enjoy!
SPANISH 101 REVIEW
EXERCISES Now that you've learned the Spanish language in one week of classes
(si?!) you must be ready to test yourself! Okay, so you'd rather test your students
instead? Try this site then, with many exercises to select from in Spanish grammar.
FLASHCARDS Flashcard-type drills in vocabulary, verb conjugation and grammar
FOR TRAVELLERS/ESPANOL PARA VIAJEROS You select a category of words and
phrases, such as directions or shopping and dining, submit it, and receive the appropriate
word and phrase list. All of this comes with its own audio file, so you will also
learn how to correctly pronounce those words and phrases. Practice a few times, take
a quick quiz on-site, then grab that luggage and say "buenas dias" in,
hmmm...... Puerto Rico maybe, or Venezuela, Mexico, Chile... or how about Cuba,
Argentina, the Honduras, or hey, Spain!
MUNDO HISPANO If
you're ready to try out your Spanish skills, or just want to chat with some native
speakers, here is a popular
Spanish chat site.
FLAMENCO! A flamenco page with
links to flamenco festivals everywhere, as well as articles on the music, art and history
of flamenco dancing.
for learners and teachers of Spanish, with an online archive going back to 1994 and a
searchable thematic index.
Suggestions or additions