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Foreign Languages: 4th Fl Languages Learning

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

Rosetta Stone Library Solution (via EBSCO) - contact Ed Rock for questions

(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.


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

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


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