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Media: NYT: Online language-learning resources

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Media Body: There is an article in the technology section of the December 19, 2002
online edition of the New York Times entitled:

"For Foreign-Language Learners, the Web Unties Tongues", by Thomas J.

The article suggests various free online resources for learning and
practicing foreign languages. Includes some useful links.

The URL:


Karen Steffen Chung

Issue Number: 13.3404
Date Posted: December 22, 2002

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