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Oxford Language Dictionaries Online provide a one-stop site for English to and from Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Sound files are provided as phonetic models. Grammatical and cultural resources are an important supplement to the two million words and phrases found in the searchable dictionaries themselves.
Pronunciator is a language learning software database you can use to supplement your coursework, maintain and improve your language skills, or just learn a new language in ways that can be playful and fun, including a virtual tutor and language learning (for the most common languages) through movies, poetry and music.
Important for spoken language is the ability to "engage" with the computer and improve pronunciation through speech-recognition software.
Current languages available for self-study or supplementing coursework
(in 50 different language interfaces) include:
- 80 different languages from Afrikaans to Welsh and Xhosa -
After connecting to the database using the link above, sign up for your own individual account.
Then log in, choose your level of language proficiency and conversational topic, and enjoy your language-learning experience!
Once you are a registered user, you can go directly to
and start learning (a login box will appear after you use it for a bit)
And you can get:
APPS for your handheld device,
PDF lists of vocabulary
and native speakers on sound files for practice.