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Air Force - Language and Culture Resources

Check out the resource portal for the Air Force on language and culture.

LANGUAGE SITES

Tactical Language & Culture Training System - Free download for Iraqi, Dari, and French.  Software, manuals, and trainer

Strategic Language List and (FLPP) - Languages authorized for Foreign Language Proficiency Pay (FLPP)

Defense Language Institute - Numerous language and cultural modules.  Select the language of choice and launch course or download to PC, iPod or iTouch

AF Language Center - Air Force Language, Region & Culture Program

SOFTS - Special Operations Forces Teletraining System (SOFTS)

Foreign Service Institute - Foreign Service Institute (FSI)

JLU - Joint Language University

AFISRA - Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency

OverDrive - Download over 190 foreign language study to your PC or portable device.  Available in many formats

Multilingual Books (Radio)  Foreign Language Internet Radio

Multilingual Books (Video)  Foreign language Internet Television and Online Video

Google  Allows you to search specific languages or countries.  Use Google preference to set the interface in your chosen language and visit the Google home page in domains of various countries

 Internet4clasrooms - Resources for K-12 teachers including lesson plans, interactive games, classroom activities, multilingual children's books and coloring pages, picture dictionaries and tons of Web links

Ediplomat - eDiplomat- Cultural etiquette around the world

Lingvozone - Online dictionaries, courses, translation services, translating chat, foreign language chat

International Newspapers

Global Newspapers

Podcast Directory - Find a foreign language podcast.  You can search by language or country

Freelanguage - A compilation of links to free language lessons, podcasts, courses, audio & video files, study guides and other learning materials

Mashable - 70+ Online Language Communities and Resources.  A gateway to social networking sites for foreign language learners

My Language Exchange - Find a partner online and practice your second language with a native speaker.  From over 133 countries speaking 115 languages.  Most sites services are free

www.bbc.co.uk - Downloads, newsletter, tutors, online classes, news in 33 languages, etc

word2word.com - Online dictionaries, courses, translation services, translating chat, foreign language chat

Pimsleur - Lessons in various languages

Medical Spanish - Spanish courses, dictionary, vocabulary, cultural topic, anatomical illustrations, patient teaching aids, etc. for health care workers.  Apps available through iTunes

Word Champ - The Language Learning Network

 

CULTURE SITES

Library PressDisplay - English and Foreign language newspapers and magazines from around the world.  Instant translation, table of content, full-color images, and full-page format of over 400 U.S. and International titles.  Available only in the library and military network.

CIA World Factbook - The World Factbook

CultureGrams - Easy-to-use educational tool for understanding people and cultures around the world.   Experience the world with hundreds of exciting images. 

www.hodu.com - Cross-Cultural Communication - Knowledge gained from the business world on cultural sensitivity, effective communication and etiquette in foreign countries.

Executive Planet - Culture Guides for the International Traveler. Very helpful for PCS or TDY needs.  Includes guides to public behavior, gift giving, entertaining, unacceptable topics of conversation and more.

Teach-nology - Free and easy to use resources include online tutorial, dictionary, vocabulary builder, lesson plans, writing guide, learning material and much more

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