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Foreign Languages: 4th Fl Languages Learning

For the Department of Languages, including American Sign Language (ASL)

Transparentâ„¢ Language

What? Complete immersion learning on a USB drive. Must have the USB key in your drive each time to run it, but will track where left off upon next check-out.
Where? Library Services Desk in Cooper
Catalog Search?

Do this Keyword search in the library catalog to see what titles are available: transparent language [name of language]

Example: transparent language arabic
Note:

We have Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

A headset/microphone is recommended for best use. Cooper has some for check-out.

It takes 3-5 minutes to install the software app, depending upon your computer speed.

System requirements: Windows XP SP2, Vista or higher; Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher. Note: DOES NOT OPERATE ON WINDOWS 8 OR MAC OS YOSEMITE.
Checkout period? 4 weeks, renewable

Downloadable Audiobooks

What? Several EBSCOhost Audiobooks (formerly from NetLibrary) for learning foreign languages (in the Language Arts & Instruction category), available for download to your computer.
   
Catalog Search?

Do this Keyword search in the library catalog to see what titles are available:

netlibrary audiobooks self-instruction

Note: Once you've set up an EBSCOhost account, audiobooks can be downloaded to your personal computer.
Checkout period? 21 days, renewable

CDs & DVDs

What? Sets of CDs and DVDs for many different foreign languages. Most come with multiple discs and accompanying booklets or texts.
Where? Languages Learning section, 4th floor west (near Library Services Desk).
Catalog Search?

Do a Keyword search in the library catalog to see what titles are available. Search for: audiobooks self-instruction [name of the language] OR DVD self-instruction [name of the language]

Example: audiobooks self-instruction chinese

Example: DVD self-instruction french

Checkout period? 4 weeks, renewable

Playaways

What? Compact and portable digital audiobooks that are preloaded on mp3-like players.
Where? Library Services Desk in Cooper
Catalog Search?

Do this Keyword search in the library catalog to see what titles are available:

playaway audiobooks

Note: You must use your own ear buds, but batteries are supplied by the Library.
Checkout period? 4 weeks, renewable