General Interest Sites

AltaVista Translations
This site allows you to translate text from German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese or Chinese to English, or from English to any of these languages. Type in a URL address and translate an entire web page! (Warning:  Don't take these translations as gospel--they are very literal and sometimes make no sense when re-translated back into the original language.)
BBC Languages Online
Information about Spain, France, Italy, Germany, China, Portugal, and Greece and their languages.  Includes maps, short histories, places of interest, culture, food & drink, and business information. You can learn a phrase or take a complete beginner's course in each language.
Travlang's Language for Travelers
Learn a few essential phrases in 74 different languages.  Sound files help in pronunciation of common words and phrases.  Link to Travlang for online translating dictionaries.  There are many products for sale here, but much that is free, also. Both sites were created and are maintained by Dr. Michael C. Martin--a physicist.

Spanish Language Sites

Learn Spanish
Free online tutorials including written and oral exercises,  and written tests.  Cultural Notes have English translations. lots of verb drills and vocabulary practice.  Requires a free membership. Provided by Spanish Learning Resources, which also sells advanced materials at this site.
Spanish Language Exercises
Test yourself with online interactive exercises in Spanish grammar. From Juan Ramon de Arana, Spanish professor at Ursinus College.

History & Culture of Spain and Mexico

España
The official site of the tourist office of Spain.  Provides general information about Spain, its culture, national parks, transportation, and communication.  Links to museums and travel information.
Mexico Online
Links are organized by topic--geography, history, government, holidays, schools, etc.--with many divisions within.
Mexico Connect
A monthly magazine of the culture, travel, and business of Mexico. Interesting feature articles.
American Memory Spanish Collection
From the Library of Congress in partnership with the Institución Colombina of Spain.

French Language Sites

 

French History & Culture

The Embassy of France
News, travel, education, science, cooking, sports...if you can't find it at this site, click on 'France on the Internet' for more helpful links. 
Magic Paris
Monuments, museums, maps, money guide, fashion, shopping.  Beautiful panoramic views of the city.
French Newspapers
Links from the American Journalism Review site to twenty-one French newspapers.
 
For more links to French history & culture sites, see Tennessee Bob's site in the French language section above.
Last modified: Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:07 AM