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Mango Languages

Online language learning for 72 world languages plus English (ESL) instruction in 21 languages.

Signing Savvy

An online video dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL). Searchable by word or phrase. Create word lists, flash cards, and quizzes.



Access Washington
The Washington state government Web site is available in Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese.
Online newspapers from around the world. Choose a country and view newspapers in any given language. Special language software not required.

American Red Cross
Interpretation services in person and by telephone twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Citizenship and Immigration
The Seattle Public Library's links to information on U.S. citizenship and immigration.

Dictionary of American Regional English

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) focuses on words, phrases and pronuciations that vary from one part of the U.S. to another. The DARE explores the local character and diversity of English across America.

Google Language Tools
Search in a language or use a Google interface specific to another language.

NOTIS (Northwest Translators & Interpreters Society) Online Directory
Find translators and interpreters in Northwest. Searchable by language and specialty (legal, technical, medical, etc.).

Oxford Reference Online Premium
Search language and subject dictionaries and reference books from Oxford University Press, including the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and thesauruses.


(Formerly PressDisplay) Thousands of U.S. and international newspapers in more than 60 languages. Newspapers are available in full-color, full-page format with a 60-day archive.

Seattle Government
An index to City of Seattle services in 26 languages.

Seattle Public Schools

The Department of English Language Learners (ELL) & International Programs provides translation and interpretation to all families in Seattle Public Schools in the top eight languages (Amharic, Chinese, Oromo, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Tigrigna, Vietnamese).
Official state television in China.

Central People's Government of People's Republic of China
The official Web portal of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China. Information in English and Chinese.

Chinese Information and Service Center
A nonprofit social services agency. Staff members speak Vietnamese, Malay, English and eight dialects of Chinese. Provides cultural orientation, job training, senior day care, English instruction, youth activities and other valuable services.

Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle
Sponsored by Taiwan government. Provides information and services to the Chinese community in Seattle.

Embassy of the Peoples' Republic of China in the United States of America
Chinese embassy and consular offices and information in English and Chinese.

Hong Kong Government
Official Web page for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Information in English and Chinese.

Macau Government
Official Web page for the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Information in English and Chinese.
Chinese Web portal including, a search engine, news, and more. Requires Chinese language software.



Consulate General of Russia in Seattle
Information on visas for visitors to Russia and more.

Embassy of the Russian Federation
Russian Embassy and consular offices in the United States. Includes information about Russia.
Russian news Web site.

Porusski: On-screen Russian Keyboard
Virtual Cyrillic keyboard. Allows you to type in Russian using an English keyboard.

Search engine.

Russian and East European Studies Virtual Library from the University of Pittsburgh.

Russian Federation
The official Web site of the Russian Federation.

Russian Magazine Hall
The Russian "Magazine Hall" provides direct access to many excellent Russian literary and art journals and related web sites.

Russian Seattle
A key Web site for Russian-speaking Seattle.
Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian keyboards with spell check. This site translates text into several languages and includes 14 Russian language dictionaries and a Russian encyclopedia.

Search engine.



Aula de padres
Su amplia base de datos incorpora contenidos sobre el cuidado y la salud de los hijos. Spanish language parenting and child-care information.

CASA Latina
Centro de Ayuda Solidaria a los Amigos (CASA) is a community-based organization located in Seattle, that empowers Latino immigrants through educational and employment opportunities.

Colorin Colorado
Un sitio bilingue para familias y maestros para ayudar a los ninos a leer. Provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners.

Consulado de Carrera de Mexico en Seattle
Consulate of Mexico in Seattle.

Consulado del Peru en Seattle
Consulado Peruano en Seattle. Peruvian Consulate in Seattle.

Consulta es una base de datos en español. Busca artículos de revistas, títulos de referencia, mapas y más. Consulta is a one-stop information source in Spanish. Find magazine articles, reference material, maps and more.

Diccionarios de español y cuatro diccionarios bilingües. Spanish language dictionaries and 4 Spanish Bilingual Dictionaries.

El Centro de la Raza
A Seattle Chicano/Latino Civil Rights organization.

Entre Hermanos
Servicio a la comunidad LGBTQ latina del Estado de Washington. A service organization for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Latino community in Seattle.

Medicina y salud
Medicina y Salud dispone de una amplia base de datos con más de 25,000 artículos y 53,000 gráficos e ilustraciones de medicina, enfermería y salud en español. Spanish language health and medical information.

SEA MAR Clinica de la Comunidad
Una organizacion comunidad-basada confiada a proporcionar calidad servicios medicos y servicios humanos a las comunidades diversas, especializandose en servicio a Latinos. A Seattle community-based health organization specializing in service to Latinos.

Internet search engine en español.



Seattle Neighborhoods Helping Link
Links to Vietnamese community resources in Seattle.


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