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  • Bob Bowman's Study Skills Section - Offers tremendous advantages when used first of all
  • Beginner Tips - Learn how to use new technologies
  • Online Talking Dictionarist - With multiple language translations and online keyboard option
  • Free Online Translation - Also has Virtual Keyboard
  • Anki - Open source intelligent flashcards - helping you to Learn and Remember Everything
  • Online Talking Calculator - PBS KIDS - Download version & larger calculators on Math Page
  • Free portable tinySpell™ - Interactive spelling checker
  • Balabolka - Free Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader - reads text even in browser (saves sound file)
  • - Cut & paste URLs or your text into its box area and then every word you click on will be defined by your choice of dictionaries for medical, language, etc.
  • Free Phonics Lessons - A complete 61 lesson course: reading, spelling, and basic math
  • Reading - 365 ESL / EFL Short Stories - Online stories with audio from Ron C. Lee, Ph.D.
  • TypeIt - Type accent marks, diacritics and foreign letters online without a keyboard
  • See OPEN (FREE) EDUCATION Opportunities - Main Page - Plus find more free resources
  • See extensive list of Free Software below - See FREE alternatives to commercial versions!
  • Check Free Educational Technologies Home Page - Check for additional links and messages


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    1. Free Text-to-Speech - Hear what you type (in English or foreign lang.) -
    2. Free Expressivo Text to Speech - Type in message - pick a reader from list
    3. American English idioms -
    4. Idiom Site
    5. Learn English Through Pictures
    6. Idioms, Phrases And Sayings
    7. TOEFL Vocabulary Workshop
    8. 43 Excellent ESL Resources for Students - Student Guide
    9. Most frequent 1000 words in English - Wiktionary
    10. 50 Essential Resources for ESL Students -
    11. Learn English - EnglishClub
    12. Discovery's Free Puzzlemaker - Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources
    13. Academic English Cafe Links
    14. Tenses - Present, Past and Future -®
    15. ESL links from
    16. Technology Tip of the Month - January 2001: Sites for ESL Children
    17. Technology for language teaching - ESL (Ohio Univ.)
    18. ESL: Teaching Reading (Ohio ESL)
    19. Dave Sperling Presents The ESL Cafe
    20. English as a 2nd Language -®
    21. Ohio ESL - Resources for English Language and Culture
    22. Teaching/Studying English as a Second/Foreign Language
    23. Lessons Plans
    24. The Information Age Classroom - Classroom management, ESL, and more - By Patricia Iannacone (Nassau BOCES)
    25. Interesting Things for ESL Students - games, puzzles, etc.
    26. Do-It-Yourself English Teaching Activities (Jon Fernquest)
    27. Online ESL Resources from
    28. The ELT Newsletter: Sponsors and Links
    29. Dictionary including phrases (
    30. ESL site via
    31. ESL Quiz Zone
    32. Online ESL crossword puzzle by Martin Holmes
    33. Online Hangman games (12) from
    34. FREE ESL resources for those who teach English to children
    35. Elementary Web Sites for English Language Learners - Courtesy of
    36. Awesome Library - English - Literature - Elementary Literature
    37. ESL Study Hall (reading, writing, conversation, etc. - George Washington University
    38. Speak Read Write's Free Educational Materials - Idiom ebook, puzzles, pronunciation exercises with mp3...
    39. ESL Pages - The ultimate ESL site
    40. English Tenses with Cartoons
    41. ESL-galaxy Links - Many useful links
    42. Breaking News English - EFL / ESL English Lesson Plans & Podcast for studying Current Events and News
    43. Online Information for ESL/EFL Learners and students
    44. Free English Language Lessons - See video topics
    45.'s online English courses - Free lessons come with screen script and audio files
    46. Interesting Things for ESL / EFL Students - Numerous selections!
    47. American Idioms
    48. Reverse Dictionary - Links from Ask Kids™
    49. Online Talking Dictionary - Includes Spanish
    50. Learner's Dictionary - With audio from Merriam-Webster©
    51. Dr. Grammar - University of Northern Iowa
    52. English Language (ESL) Learning Online -
    53. English Grammar: a complete guide - Find global schools at EDUFIND
    54. How to Become an ESL Teacher -
    55. American English Pronunciation Lessons for English Learners
    56. Online ASL full Dictionary - Free Sign Language Dictionary by Deaf Linx


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    1. Selection of the best free Dictionaries, Translators, and language Courses
      in the Web - For all languages
    2. Translation service via
    3. Translation service via
    4. PDF Converter Tips and Tricks Blog


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    1. English-Spanish Pictoral Dictionary for Little Explorers by Enchanted Learning Software
    2. Andy Mile's English to Spanish Business Dictionary
    3. Internet Glossary: English - Spanish (Glosario básico inglés-español
      para usuarios de Internet - Rafael Fernández Calvo)
    4. Spanish and technology from®
    5. Estudio: Guías y Estrategias (Study Guide and Strategies
    6. Random Idiom Generator (Spanish/English) - Study Spanish
    7. Dictionary of Spanish - with audible sounds
    8. Spanish Dictionaries Directory from
    9. Best Spanish Websites
    10. IspanOle! - Online Spanish Resource for Students and Teachers (
    11. Useful Spanish Phrases website - Omniglot
    12. Spanish Phrases (
    13. Spanish for Teachers and Teacher's Aids
    14. Spanish Phrases from
    15. Helpful Spanish Phrases for the Traveler
    16. English - Spanish On-line Dictionary
    17. BBC - Learn Spanish with free online lessons - Archive
    18. English-Spanish and reverse terms plus search box from ES
    19. Translate words at
    20. English-Spanish Dictionary of Common Computing Terms
    21. English-Spanish Language Resources For Library And Information Professionals
    22. Coolest Reference Site of the Year by Ken Ryan (Spanish tutorials and more) (
    23. Basic Spanish for the Virtual Student (50 topics) - Archived
    24. Learn Spanish: A Free Online Tutorial (
    26. Vocabulary Training: English, Spanish, French, and German - by
    27. Spanish Language Forum - Also see Links to websites(
    28. Useful Spanish Phrases
    30. Formulas and Tables - from in English or Spanish
    31. English-Spanish Math Dictionary - from
    32. New User Tutorial (mouse and computer) by TLN Technology Committee (Also in Spanish)
    33. Ciber-lexico Compartivo English-Spanish or Spanish-English Dictionary of computer and technology terms
    34. Basic English-Spanish Internet Glossary
    35. Business Spanish Tutorials - Topics
    36. Spanish Language Exercise by Juan Ramon de Arana
    37. Web Spanish Lessons, by Tyler Jones
    38. Super Spanish Resources
    39. Internet Terms in Spanish and English - See other pages to learn more Spanish
    40. English-Spanish Real Estate Glossary
    41. 50 Free Resources To Get You Learning Spanish RIGHT NOW
    42. Spanish Language Training - See extensive links


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    1. Language Learning on the Web
    2. Free Chinese Lessons - By Knowledge Hound™
    3. Chinese for Children - Click on resources to see dictionary links...
    4. Picture Dictionary Chinese & English
    5. French language links - From CLA Language Center
    6. ARTFL Project: French-English Dictionary Form
    7. Language Links - See French, German, and others plus free flash cards
    8. Learn French - Online French Lessons - Free
    9. Gail's French Language Links - Many resources for students and teachers
    10. French Language Sites - links for higher education
    12. Best French Websites
    13. Blog - See tips for learning French, idioms & more - Private French Lessons in Paris
    14. Best German Websites
    15. LEO English/German Dictionary (and other help links)
    16. Learn Japanese - Pointers from®
    17. Tae Kim's Japanese guide to Japanese grammar
    18. Japanese Language Study Links: Online Dictionaries
    19. Best Japanese Websites
    20. Japanese: How to read, write, and speak it - By Knowledge Hound™
    21. Foreign Language help from
    22. Japanese Symbols: kana chart
    23. Learn Japanese - Courtesy of Learn A Language
    24. Tagalog 2001 Main Page - Filipino language resources including translation
    25. On-line Dictionaries (
    26. Learn Arabic - Audio via MP3 - LookLex
    27. Learn Arabic - Grammar and Vocabulary - MYLANGUAGE
    28. VCU Trail Guide to International Sites and Language Resources
    29. The Language Site: Online dictionaries & free translation tools -
    30. Specific Languages | Classroom Resource Links - CASLT
    31. Linguistic Data Resources on the Internet - SIL International
    32. Online Language Courses from
    33. Foreign Language Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers
    34. WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources - General Foreign Languages
    35. Essential phrases in 40 languages - BBC (archived)
    36. Learn a foreign language online for free - LingoHut
    37. Interactive Audio-Picture English Lessons for Kids - Also see Chinese lessons
    38. Change your Language easily between multi languages
    39. An On-line Interactive Russian Reference Grammar - The alphaDictionary Site
    40. Learning Russian Language online - Grammar, Idioms, Dictionary, etc.
    41. More than 600 FREE Russian games and activities
    42. Beginning Russian course - Free Russian Lessons
    43. An On-line Russian Reference Grammar
    44. Type Russian letters without a Russian keyboard via


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    1. En101 - Learn 9 Languages - See Kids Section also - with audio
    2. Visit Word Central: the award-winning language site
    3. Freeality Internet Search - per category
    4. Learn 48 Languages Online for Free | Open Culture
    5. Learn a Language | Free Language
    6. The Internet Dictionary Project - Includes downloadable dictionaries
    7. Internet Resources - Foreign Languages - Library Research Guides at Austin Community College
    8. Rhyming Dictionary
    9. Rhymezone See search box
    10. Kids Konnect - See Index of topics
    11. Better English for Everyone
    12. Alan Cooper's Homonym List
    13. Wordles! - Home of word fun, word puzzles, and word play
    14. English Vocabulary Guide - Run mouse over pictures to get names of parts
    15. Learn English vocabulary online (with pictures)
    16. 15 Best Free Language Learning Websites and Apps
    17. Free language learning resources - Rocket Languages
    18. Native Monks provides lessons in 130 languages via online tutors - Must register for access to free items


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    1. ABC Fast Phonics with cartoons and sound - Fun for kids or adults
    2. - A free phonics resource for parents
    3. Phonics Games and Worksheets.
    4. Phonics Games for Kids - Learn the sounds of the ABCs!
    5. Reading Bear - Free phonics & vocabulary...learn to read for free
    6. Phonics Lessons K-3 - from Canada Online via®
    7. Sounds of Speech - Use menu symbol to access Phonics - pick language (UIUC)
    8. Kids Konnect: Phonics
    9. Free Phonics Resources - MES-English
    10. Phonics Tool - The sounds of English - BBC
    11. Phonemic Awareness Curriculum -
    12. Guide to English Phonetic System: Learn IPA Sounds in Phonetics - Donna A. Norton


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    13. See free program for the alphabet - from the educational software collection of Owl & Mouse (
    14. Spanish software - many free - from
    15. Free and Open Source Educational Software - Large list of categorized topics
    16. Free Education Software - See selections under open source software - can use in schools (SchoolForge.Net)
    17. Free Software for ESL Learners
    18. Nikamo: Open Source Language Teaching Software - Requires Sun's Java - see site details
    19. Free Dyslexia Reading Program - Orton Gillingham Phonics for Dyslexia
    20. Delphi for Fun Home - Free games for download
    21. Nerd's Heaven: The Software “Directory” Directory - Search for ESL software at many different sites
    22. 40 Best Sites for ESL Study Materials, Textbooks, and Software
    23. Online Chinese Tools - Download free JMdict/EDICT Chinese Dictionary
    24. Free Stencils Collection - Numbers, letters... from®
    25. ANAGRAM: Finder - Software download
    26. Free Stencils - Alphabet - Another font style from®
    27. Free Software to learn major languages - Courtesy of Byki
    28. Free Educational Software - Select which programs would suit your present needs
    29. Free Books on English - Free for all uses from
    30. Free ESL Books for Schools
    31. Free courses for all 10 of our languages and free learning resources - Bottom of page
    32. DSpeech is a TTS program with ASR - See info at Dimio's Tools
    33. FREEWARE SECTION has outstanding FREE software - See language and special education sections


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    34. Academy of achievement - Find your mentor
    36. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX
      under HOW-TO GUIDES, and WEBTOOLS (for SAFE SEARCHING), etc., e.g. -

      Note to educators:   Most "kidsafe" search engines can still access other search engines which are unfiltered and that restrict users under 18 - unless they are disabled in advance - See details on Webtools Page
      logo Click here to Search - For kids, teens, parents, and teachers

      ALA: Great Websites for Kids - and others

      Tech Terms Search Box

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