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Languages

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Web Resources for Language Learning

English

British National Corpus - online corpora that contains 100 million words of texts

English Club - a website that helps you learn or teach English with various lessons

Englishleap - a website that offers lots of free resources for learning English online with grammar and vocabulary exercises

ManyThings.org - a website that contains interesting resources for ESL(English as Second Language) students

Merriam-Webster Online - Dictionaries and Thesaurus online

The Internet Grammer of English - an online course in English grammarwritten primarily for university undergraduates

Chinese

Chinese-English Dictionary - Searchable dictionary with options for English, pinyin, and Chinese queries

Chinese for Beginners - Peking University - an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions

Spanish

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - Searchable comprehensive bilingual dictionaries in Spanish, French, German, and Italian

Spanishdict.com - Popular Spanish-English Dictionary online

Japanese

NHK World Japanese Lessons - Basic Japanese audio dialogues you can download free along with downloadable lesson transcripts.

General

Compleat Lexical Tutor - For data-driven language learning online

Duolingo - Learn a language (Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Korean, etc.) for free. Forever.

Memrise - the place to go for your vocabulary retention via a lot of courses on almost every language

WordReference.com - a forum that contains the largest repository of knowledge and advice about the English language, as well as a number of other languages

Web Resources for Finance, Business & Economics

BRINT – Links to financial data, articles, news, publications and services

The International Economics Study Center – A portal that offers free online textbooks and resources

Resources for Economists on the Internet – by American Economic Association

The World Bank: Data – Open data