A guide to resources available for studying the languages of the world
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2013
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The library has books, CDs and other materials that can help with your language learning. The Library of Congress filing system places languages and literature together in call numbers starting with PC for French and Spanish, PD for German, Arabic is PJ, Chinese PL, etc. You will find bilingual dictionaries and other items in these sections of the library shelves. Feel free to recommend purchase of additional materials.
SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization that receives and re-transmits television programming from around the world. Programming includes "Insta-classes" with each lesson combining video and audio clips with transcription and translation, quizzes, and vocabulary; live videostreams; world radio; and photographs. More than 90 languages are available. As an NYUAD student you have FULL ACCESS to all the subscription services.
- Rosetta Stone
This well known language software offers a wide variety of visual and audio learning opportunities. Select from 30 languages and dialects. To register, click links to the right.
- Mango Languages
Mango is a language learning software program designed to provide conversational practice and vocabulary review in a self-paced environment. Choose from Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, and many others. There are ESL modules for speakers of Arabic, Chinese and other languages. First time uses need to choose a login name and password.
Questions and requests for accounts should be directed to: email@example.com
- Live Mocha
Live Mocha is a free, web based language learning solution integrating online instructional content with a global community of language learners. Interact with other learners and native speakers of Spanish, French, Hindi, German, and Mandarin Chinese.
- FSI Language courses online
FSI Language Courses are developed by the Foreign Service Institute and are freely available in the public domain. Their purpose is to foster language learning and users may select thirty-four languages.
- Visual Link Languages
Visual Link is a language learning portal with some useful language learning resources for Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish languages.
Request that a Rosetta Stone account be created for you. Requests are typically handled within 2 business days.