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Learning Foreign Languages

Introduction

There are many good reasons for learning foreign languages. Whether it is for work purposes, or you are intending to travel, study abroad or just for fun and interest. This Guide links to language learning resources of some popular foreign languages, focusing on the spoken languages, with materials ranging from grammar books to self learning kits and films. Have fun!

English

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
(copy and paste the following on OneSearch and locate relevant resources)

  • Business English
  • Conversation English
  • Dictionaries English
  • English for Chinese speakers
  • Ability testing & examinations
    • Cambridge BEC vantage
    • IELTS
    • TOEFL
  • Glossaries & vocabularies English
  • Grammar English
  • Technical English
  • Written English

Useful websites:

French

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
(copy and paste the following on OneSearch and locate relevant resources)

  • Business French
  • Conversation French
  • Dictionaries French
  • Ability testing & examinations French
  • Grammar French
  • Phonetics French
  • Pronunciation French
  • Slang French
  • Verbs French
  • Glossaries & vocabularies French

Useful websites:

German

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
(copy and paste the following on OneSearch and locate relevant resources)

  • Business German
  • Conversation French
  • Dictionaries French
  • Ability testing & examinations French
  • Self instructional materials French
  • Learning German French
  • Pronunciation French
  • Verbs French
  • Glossaries & vocabularies French

Useful websites:

Italian

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
(copy and paste the following on OneSearch and locate relevant resources)

  • Conversation Italian
  • Dictionaries Italian
  • Grammar Italian
  • Italian for Chinese speakers
  • Learning Italian
  • Self instructional materials Italian
  • Glossaries & vocabularies Italian

Useful websites:

Japanese

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
(copy and paste the following on OneSearch and locate relevant resources)

  • Business Japanese
  • Conversation Japanese
  • Dictionaries Japanese
  • Grammar Japanese
  • Glossaries & vocabularies Japanese
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test
  • Pronunciation Japanese
  • Self instructional materials Japanese
  • Textbooks Japanese
  • Written Japanese

Useful websites:

Korean

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
(copy and paste the following on OneSearch and locate relevant resources)

  • Conversation Korean
  • Dictionaries Korean
  • Glossaries & vocabularies
  • Grammar Korean
  • Spoken Korean
  • Textbook Korean
  • Written Korean

Useful websites:

Portuguese

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
(copy and paste the following on OneSearch and locate relevant resources)

  • Conversation Portuguese
  • Dictionaries Portuguese
  • Grammar Portuguese
  • Spoken Portuguese

Useful websites:

Putonghua

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
(copy and paste the following on OneSearch and locate relevant resources)

  • Ability testing & examinations Chinese
  • Business Chinese
  • Chinese Language Dictionaries
  • Conversation Chinese
  • Grammar Chinese
  • Phonetics Chinese
  • Pronunciation Chinese
  • Self- instructional materials Chinese
  • Spoken Chinese

Useful websites:

Spanish

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
(copy and paste the following on OneSearch and locate relevant resources)

  • Ability testing & examinations Spanish
  • Business Spanish
  • Conversation Spanish
  • Dictionaries Spanish
  • Grammar Spanish
  • Pronunciation Spanish
  • Spanish for Chinese speakers

Useful websites:

Thai

Useful keywords to locate books and media resources:
(copy and paste the following on OneSearch and locate relevant resources)

  • Dictionaries Thai
  • Conversation Thai
  • Grammar Thai
  • Textbooks Thai

Useful websites: