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Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone (a link to the request form)

Mango Languages Resource

Mango is a web-based language learning product that currently offers a wide range of foreign language courses and multiple ESL specific courses. Some of the languages include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish ... and Pirate! Mango has no waiting list or time constraints on usage.

There are 3 components to Mango:

  1. Courses for English Speakers
  2. Courses for English as a Second Language
  3. Translation Services based on Google Translate

Free Web-based Resources

  • BBC Languages
  • Learn a Language
  • 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.

We have lots of material to help you learn a new language or refresh your skills - everything from dictionaries, grammar books, and book/CD sets.  To find books for the language you need, trying searching our catalog, or ask a librarian to help you.  You can start with a simple keyword search in our catalog to get you started.

For Check-out through Media & Reserves

  • Fluenz Foreign Language Learning Software:
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Mandarin
  • Super Spanish Pack
  • Learning Together Two-way Bilingual Immersion Programs

On the Shelves


You can find a lot of media in other languages online. Here are some examples. This is by no means a complete list! It's meant as a starting point.

The BBC has their news website translated into an amazing number of languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese. On each page are links to audio and video in that language.


  • French: L'Express/Express International Located in Current Periodicals AP20. E926
  • German: Der Spiegel located in Current Periodicals AP30. S66

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