New languages in Google Translate

Google has added nine languages to its translation too, bringing its total to 51 languages: Afrikaans, Belarusian, Icelandic, Irish, Macedonian, Malay, Swahili, Welsh and Yiddish.  I can’t find them on the actual translation site yet, but here is the press release

BabelWith.Me: Real-Time Chat Room in 45 Languages


BabelWith.Me is a free chat room service that allows the participants to chat in 45 languages. What’s great about this tool is that it is free and it will translate the other users’ messages into your native language in the chat room. It also has a copy of the original message in case the chat message was not properly translated. You can also share this conversation in Facebook, email, or Twitter by using the sharing buttons at the top of the the chat room. You can switch you language at any time during your chat session. This is great for people that want to connect with others who speak a language you are trying to learn and vice versa. If you want to try it, or find out more, click on the link below:

Verbix: Free Online Verb Conjugator for 97 Languages


Verbix is "an independent non-profit organization that aims to promote and protect linguistic diversity." The tools on their site "contain verb conjugations for hundreds of languages, ranging from national and international languages to regional and even extinct languages." One of the free offerings that Verbix has is an online verb conjugator. There are 97 languages available that you access for free. To visit the conjugator, click on the link below:

RAILS: Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series


RAILS: Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series, is a series of 30 listening lessons for Russian created in part by University of Wisconsin-Madison. It uses questions based off of Russian films to Russian history. You will need to request a license to download and view some of the video that is related to the lessons. If you would like to see RAILS in action, just click on the link below: