Language Family: West Iberian branch of Italic branch of Indo-European language family

Location: Spain, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia, Honduras, Uruguay, Paraguay, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Equatorial Guinea, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico

Spanish speaking countries:

Argentina New! Ecuador New! Panama (In progress)
Bolivia New! El Salvador (In progress) Paraguay New!
Chile New! Equatorial Guinea (In progress) Peru (In progress)
Colombia New! Guatemala (In progress) Puerto Rico (In progress)
Costa Rica (In progress) Honduras (In progress) Spain New!
Cuba New! Mexico New! Uruguay (In progress)
Dominican Republic (In progress) Nicaragua New Venezuela New!


Spanish Language Fonts

Yahoo! Search - Free Language Fonts Spanish
Because sites come and go on the Internet, the best resource for language fonts may be this Yahoo! search.

Spanish Keyboards and Spanish Typing Tests
Includes several virtual keyboards on which you can type with mouse, then copy and paste.


Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
From Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. "LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals, and just about anyone looking for information about this important region."

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection
Benson Collection, unit of the University of Texas Libraries , is a specialized research library focusing on materials from and about Latin America, and on materials relating to Latinos in the United States.

Oxford University Language Center - Spanish Links
Impressive collection of links to language, media, culture, and Literature resources. And there's a lot more!

Digital Librarian: Latin American Resources
Huge collection of important links, described as "a librarian's choice of the best of the Web." Need we say more?.

Iberian Studies Web
Association of College and Research Libraries: " The Iberian Studies Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in Iberian Studies (for Spain, Portugal and Andorra). We do not strive for exhaustiveness but rather for quality. The resources organized here have undergone a selection and evaluation process. Annotations have been added where needed, augmenting the research value of these resources to scholars.

DMOZ Open Directory - Regional
Useful portal with links to resources in Caribbean, Central American, and South American regions, as well as individual countries.

BUBL LINK - Central America, BUBL LINK - Spain
BUBL LINK Catalogue is largest Internet portal in U. K.: Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.

Spanish Resources on the Web
From Florida State University with links to the Hispanic World, Music, Language, Fun and Games, and Spanish Language Search Engines.

Yahoo Regions Directory
Present Yahoo RD with links to Caribbean, Central Americas, and South American resources.

A leading media/info portal in Spain.
Deep British portal with links to Spanish Online Courses, Podcasts, News and Media, Courses and the like.

Google - Translated Search
How does this work? Type a search phrase in your language. Google will find results in other languages and translate them for you to read. You can also translate texts at this site from Spanish to English and the reverse (also below in Language Resources).
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Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese   
“The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) promote the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education. The AATSP encourages, supports and directs programs and research projects involving the exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information. Through extensive collaboration with educators, professionals, and institutions in other countries, the AATSP contributes to a better and deeper understanding between the United States and the Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking nations of the world.”

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
"With over 7,000 members, forty-five percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe."

Association for Spanish and Spanish Historical Studies  
“The Association promotes interest in the scholarly study of Spain and Portugal through History and related disciplines.”

Organization of Ibero-American States
The Organization of Ibero-American States for the Education, Science and Culture (OEI) is an international organization for inter-governmental cooperation between the Latin American countries in the field of education, science, technology and culture in the context of the integral development, democracy and regional integration.

Latin American and Iberian Studies - Columbia University Libraries
Extensive professional/academic resource site with links to research guides and web portals.

Biblioteca Nacional
The National Library of Spain website

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Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

U.S. Doctoral Programs in Spanish
Guide Search Results on Resources page of Modern Language Association website.

Rankings of U.S. Graduate Programs: Spanish and Spanish Languageand Literature
Top 60 Spanish and Spanish Language and Literature graduate programs in the US using the latest National Research Council data

Colleges and Universities in Spain
General Education Online open resource database of links to over 75 universities in Spain.

Universities Around the World: Spain
Another large open resource database with links to universities in Spain.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Watson Institute/Brown University
The mission of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is to foster greater knowledge, teaching, and research on the history, peoples, environment, languages, and contemporary problems of Latin America and the Caribbean.

For additional U.S. Academic Centers, see Google search results: "Center for Latin American Studies"

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Language Materials

Martindale's Language Center: Spanish Language Courses and Lessons
Probably the most comprehensive compendium of online Spanish language course materials from basic and first-year to intermediate and advanced levels.

MERLOT - Spanish Language Materials
Results of search for Spanish Language Materials on Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) website; more than 150 links, many peer reviewed and recommended.

Online Resource Guide for Spanish Teachers
"The following resources provide Spanish teachers with exercises and grammar explanations for their students to use in class, at home, or over the Internet. Information on theories of teaching Spanish as a foreign language and tips for effective classroom teaching will also inspire teachers to review and improve their own teaching."

Close to 350 lessons and exercises in Reading and Listening from the people who bring you the Spanish DLPT5 exam.

Spanish Proficiency Exercises - The Universityof Texas at Austin
A compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks. The objective of the exercises is to provide students of Spanish with the necessary tools to be able to talk about the same topics in Spanish. From Beginning to Superior levels.

Professor Jason Spanish Lessons
Popular YouTube lecture series by Professor Jason of Missouri State University. Each lecture is over 20 minutes.

Free Online Spanish Language and Culture Courses from MIT
There are 11 online Spanish Language courses offered free by top universities including Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Open Courseware Consortium - Spanish Language Courses
The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing OpenCourseWare and its impact on global education. Current selection is result of search on "Spanish language" and offers courses in reading and listening; different searches will result in additional materials.

Spanish Language Resources
From the University of London, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, MultimediaLanguage Resource Center - enough said!

Spanish Language Sites
An impressive selection of sites and materials for Basque, Catalan, Galician, and Spanish from CALL@Hull, a collection of online Communications and Information Technology (C&IT) resources for teachers and learners of languages in higher education.

Best Spanish Websites
Interesting collection of materials and links from Jim Becker, Webmaster / Professor Emeritus, University of Northern Iowa

I love languages: Spanish
Large language resource site preset for Spanish languages.
A lot of materials but not all are free.

Spanish Language Guide
Various language and culture materials from pronunciation to culture and business.

Google - Translated Search
How does this work? Type a search phrase in your language. Google will find results in other languages and translate them for you to read. You can also translate texts at this site from Spanish to English and the reverse (also above in Megasites).

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Spanish Dialects (Also see links to individual Spanish speaking countries (above))

Wikipedia - Spanish Dialects and Varieties
Encyclopedia article with solid outline of dialect differences.

10 Spanish Dialects
Very general article on how Spanish is spoken around the world.

Dialects and Regional Differences in Spanish
YouTube Lecture by Professor Jason.

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Online Dictionaries

American Heritage Spanish Dictionary: Spanish <> English
"This free online Spanish-English translation dictionary is newly revised to include the most current computer, telecommunications, and Internet vocabulary and to include pronunciations in both English and Spanish. Featuring American English and Latin American Spanish, it contains 70,000 entries with more than 120,000 meanings."

Spanish Language Dictionaries
Large selection of online dictionaries from Martindale's Language Center: excellent.

English<>Spanish Dictionaries
Also from Martindale's Language Center.

YourDictionary.Com - Spanish
Excellent selection of online dictionaries and translation tools from largest dictionary site on Internet.

Spanish Dict
Online dictionary and translation tool from Spanish language learning website.
Additional free online translation dictionaries
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Spanish Media

CNN en Español
Spanish version of CNN International

Leading Spanish online news site.

El Pais
Large Spanish language news portal.

Very popular online news website.

Podcast BBC Mundo
BB C World offers every Thursday, the BBC Podcast click, which analyzes the main current issues of the week. From international politics to science or sports.

Spanish Language TV Broadcasts
"Watch live television broadcasts and pre-recorded webcasts in the Spanish language! Streaming media content includes news, current events, sports and music. TV broadcasts are available from a number of countries including Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela."

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Online Videos - Language, Music and Cultures

Video Searches

Spanish Movies on YouTube
Search for "Spanish movie" on YouTube yields numerous clips and trailers.

Spanish Documentaries on YouTube
Search for "Spanish documentary" on YouTube produced interesting selection.

Spanish Music Videos on YouTube
Search for "Spanish Music Video" on YouTube produced wide variety of choices from traditional to rock.

Spanish Commercials on YouTube
Search for "Spanish commercial" on YouTube yielded interesting results.

One Semester of Spanish - Love Song
A modern pedagogic classic with over 7 million downloads.

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