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Word Reference: Free, online translation dictionaries for French, Spanish, and other languages

Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes: Internet based lesson plans designed by California Foreign Language Project and California Language Teachers Association

French Newspapers

Le Monde: Largest French daily newspaper

Le Figaro: French Newspaper from Paris, France

Spanish Newspapers

El Nuevo Herald : Spanish Language daily newspaper from Miami, Florida

El Pais: Spanish Newspaper from Madrid, Spain

El Mundo: Spanish Newspaper from Madrid, Spain

Pilipino: English and Tagalog Newspapers

Malaya - The National News: Meaning "free" in the Pilipino language, it was founded in 1981 as a Tagalog newspaper by Jose Burgos Jr. Malaya shifted to English when its sister publication, We Forum, was closed down by the Marcos government in 1983 after it came out with a story exposing the fake medals of the former strongman.

Manila Bulletin: The nation's leading newspaper.

Manila Standard Today: The oldest running newspaper in the Philippines with 106 years in a nation’s rich history. The Manila Times first hit the streets on October 11, 1898.

The Manila Times: The oldest running newspaper in the Philippines with 106 years in a nation’s rich history. The Manila Times first hit the streets on October 11, 1898.

Pilpino Star Ngayon: The sister publication of The Philippine Star in the national language. It was the first tabloid in the country to come out in full color and also the first one to establish its presence on the web.

Abante: The mission of this Tagalog tabloid is to be the leading and trend setting tabloid in the Philippine newspaper industry.

French Links

The French Connection: Connection of internet links to many things French
Time Out: Paris: Links to sites about history, travel, culture, and more
Verb Conjugator:
Interactive help for French verbs
Lonely Planet: Paris:
Events, attractions, history, reading and more
Musée du Louvre: France's largest museum
Musée d'O'rsay: One of the finest collections of 19th and 20th century French art

Spanish Links

Best Spanish Websites: Website to websites, designed for educators and students
Mexicochannel: Search engine, catagories, news, etc.
Spanish language search engine with index, online help, etc.
Hot Internet sites en espanol:
Many links to Spanish resources
Mexico web:
All about Mexico - traveling especially
Museo National del Prado :
Spain's premier museum - great Renaissance painters

Pilipino Links

PINAS: Philippine Culture Links

Tagalog: Interactive Language and Filipino Cultural Resources



International World Language and Cultural Resource Links

Africa Focus: SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF A CONTINENT "This database of over 3,500 digitized visual images and 50 hours of sound files from 45 African countries is searchable by keyword, subject, or country."

Africa South of the Sahara: "An annotated directory of websites related to Africa. Searchable, and browsable by country, and topic."

African Voices: "An examination of "the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa's peoples and cultures over time in the realms of family, work, community, and the natural environment."

African Studies Internet Resources: "This site presents "an on-going compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on Africa." Materials are arranged by region and country, by organization, or by topic."


Afghanistan: A Country Study "This publication has considerable detail on history through 1995, as well as a link to a 2006 update."

Arab News: This is the online home for the "first English daily newspaper in Saudi Arabia."

Arabic  This news site provides an Arabic viewpoint on events in the Middle East. News is presented by country or topic.

Farsi: "Short history of the 1979 Iranian Revolution in which Muslim fundamentalists, under the leadership of the Ayatollah Khomeini, overthrew Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. Includes brief biographies of some of the participants (Bakhtiar Shahpour, Bani-Sadr, Bazargan, and others) as well as audio clips (in Farsi with English transcripts) of comments made by them on the BBC Persian Service program."

Islam and Islamic Studies: "Resources for studying Islam and the diverse perspectives of Muslims"

Middle East Institute:  "This institute promotes an "interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the present, with a primary focus on the 19th and 20th centuries."

Understanding Afghanistan: A Land in Crisis: "Maps, photographs, and lesson plans from National Geographic. Includes an extensive bibliography of the magazine's maps and articles (with few available online) about Afghanistan"

Women Rights and Democracy in the Arab World: "This paper reviews the political and educational rights of Arab women, family law, and the impact of women's rights and democracy in the Arab world."

China News Digest: CND-Global is a three days a week digest of news about China of global interest

China: Yours to Discover: This searchable "Official Guide to China" includes cultural and historical information

Chinese: Portal to a vast amount of links to language, history, culture, current events, newspapers, dictionaries, etc.

Latin America Watch: "A collection of articles about Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Topics include history, the U.S. role in countries in the region, activism, vision and strategy, globalization, media analysis, social movements, economic and political crises, trade agreements, and indigenous communities."

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC): "A searchable directory of websites covering Latin American society and culture, including economics, education, government, media, technology, recreation, history, and development."

Mexico: "A collection of "articles, books, essays, documents, historical photos," links, and more concerning the history of Mexico, including pre-Columbian, conquest and colonial period, nineteenth century, and twentieth century."

Mexico: From Empire to Revolution "This online exhibit presents photographs dating from Mexico's appointment of Benito Juarez as Acting President in 1857 up to the Revolution in 1910."

Portals to the WorldHISTORY: MEXICO "Compilation of annotated links to "electronic resources on the history of Mexico which includes timelines, chronologies, biographical dictionaries, and auxiliary studies," as selected by Library of Congress subject experts in the Hispanic Division."


Mongolia: "Basic information, scholarly papers, and many links to sites about Mongolia's history and culture. "

Mongolia: A Country Study "Contains a historical overview, and information on the geography, economy, government, transportation and telecommunications, foreign relations, national security, languages, religions, and people and society of Mongolia. fIncludes a chronology of important events, a glossary, a bibliography, and statistical tables."

Country Profile: Mongolia Profile of Mongolia, including demographic facts, historical overview, timeline of key events, and information about Mongolian leaders and media. Site also includes links to related news stories and audio of the national anthem. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Documenting the Southeast Asian Refugee Experience: "An exhibit of over 80 annotated archival objects documenting "the resettlement experiences of refugees and immigrants from the former Indochina [in the United States and worldwide], with a special focus on materials pertaining to the large communities established in Orange County and California" during the mid-1970s through the 1990s. Contains photographs, maps, letters, and other items."

Country Profile: Thailand: "This news site provides an overview of Thailand, including a brief history, profile of leaders, timeline of key events, and description of local media."

Thailand: A Country Study "Contains a historical overview, and information on the geography, economy, government, transportation and telecommunications, foreign relations, national security, languages, religions, and people and society of Thailand."

Vietnam: Yesterday and Today "Contains a chronology of U.S.-Vietnam relations, bibliographies, and links to websites about Vietnam and the Vietnam War."

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