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Study Abroad: Learn Foreign Languages

LangMedia Resources for World Languages

From the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Endangered Languages

World Oral Literature Project - Voices of Vanishing Worlds - from Cambridge University

Text-to-Speech Translation by Google

Google Translate provides the ability to hear translations spoken out loud by clicking a speaker icon beside some translations.

The feature provides support for French, Spanish, Italian, German, Hindi, and Haitian Creole.

With the recent addition of the eSpeak speech synthesizer, Google Translate now provides serviceable — if not perfect — speech for Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and more than one dozen other languages.

Appeared in College & Research Libraries News, June 2010 by Gary Pattilo in "Fast Facts" p.340 .

Rosetta Stone Library Solution (via EBSCO) contact librarian Ed Rock

(All information as supplied via EBSCO/Rosetta Stone)


See our guide.


Rosetta Stone How-To-Video includes information on deploying your microphone, enabling flash, etc.

Flyer for Getting the Mobile App

Mobile App Log-In Instructions

See our Clemson FAQs

Rosetta Stone Library Solution FAQs

Email for Support

Available Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American & British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America & Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese

Endangered/Critical Languages

Rosetta Stone has a program for some endangered languages like Chicasaw, Navajo and others, for  more information ask librarian Ed Rock. Also, check the next column.

System Requirements

In order to get your language-learning experience off to a strong start, it is important to ensure that your computer meets the Rosetta Stone® system requirements. To access a full description of these system requirements, click HERE.

Headset Requirements

Rosetta Stone® speech-recognition technology is a key element of our language-learning solution. In order to utilize this feature, you'll need a USB device equipped with a microphone: either a USB headset or USB earbuds.

For best results, the device should be certified for speech recognition, either by the vendor or a third party.

We recommend that it have a directional microphone and noise-cancellation capability. The microphone part of the device should easily adjust into a consistent position, one to two inches from the corner of your mouth.

Recommended Microphone

The recommended USB headset microphone listed here has passed Rosetta Stone quality-assurance tests for speech recognition. It's compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.





LifeChat LX-3000

Note: This microphone recommendation is based on laboratory testing. Computer systems and user environments may vary, which could impact microphone performance.


Useful Websites

Social Networking & Language Learning Sites