Language is an important piece of your experience abroad. Good language and communication skills are keys to overcoming misunderstandings and building trust with your research partners.
Visit these resources to boost your language skills:
Travlang - Travel language resources, including signs and road rules, foreign newspapers, etc.
Audio-Forum: The Language Source - Catalog listing with instant download, audio and video cd/s and other study materials of more than 100 languages.
Google Translate - Translate text between more than 70 languages.
iTranslate combines voice recognition and electronic translation to help you with over 50 languages and dialects.