Language Learning & Travel

Language Learning

BBC Languages
Free audio and video lessons in the following seven major languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, and Chinese. Includes "quick fixes" in 36 other languages as well.

Gate2Home
Online virtual keyboard emulator that allows you to use a native keyboard for over 100 different languages.

Google Translate
Translate a block of text into 64 different languages.

Lexicool
Directory to over 7,500 online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries freely available on the Internet.

Livemocha
Includes courses in 30 different languages and live chat with native speakers.

Speech Accent Archive
Large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds that allows you to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers.

U.S.A. Learns
A free site for adults to learn English, improve basic reading, writing, speaking, and life skills.


Travel

Fodor's Travel Guides
Read Fodor's reviews to find the best travel destinations, hotels and restaurants.

SeatGuru
The ultimate source for airplane seating, in-flight amenities, and airline information.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Information for Travelers
Part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, TSA provides information including wait times at security checkpoints, prohibited items lists, and guidelines to assist travelers.

TravLang
Language and travel resources.

TripAdvisor
Unbiased hotel reviews, photos and travel advice for hotels and vacations

Universal Currency Converter
Calculate live currency and foreign exchange rates with this free currency converter.

UrbanRail.net
Information on subway systems organized by continent

U.S. Department of State: Travel
Official travel advice and travel warnings from the U.S. government.

Washington State Department of Transportation
Real time information for travelers in Washington State.

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Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.