Gale Virtual Reference Library - Contains 8,000 to 12,000 word essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans, and Amish. Each essay lists organizations and research centers; name, address, and contact information for periodicals, radio, and television stations; and a further readings section.
This resource offers courses in many different languages. Each lesson uses real-life situations and dialog to teach actual conversation skills. There are 100 lessons per language covering beginning topics such as introductions, travel, and seeking assistance. Lessons are self-paced and include some grammar and cultural notes. The use of Mango requires Adobe Flash Player 9.