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Clemson University Libraries

Language Learning

Language Learning Resources brochure (pdf) (being updated)

Also, see our Online Foreign Language Learning & Translation sites.

Transparent™ Language on USB keys

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

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

Example: transparent language german
Note

We have Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian & Spanish at this time.

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

Click the play button to watch the embedded video with an overview of how to install Transparent Language on your computer and how to use it.

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

System requirements: Windows XP SP2, Vista or higher; Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher.
Checkout period 4 weeks, renewable

CDs

What Sets of CDs for many different foreign languages. Most come with multiple CDs and accompanying booklets or texts.
Where In the Languages Learning section across from the Circulation Desk (under the TV screen.)
Catalog Search

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

Example: audiobooks self-instruction chinese

Checkout period 4 weeks, renewable
Playaways

What Compact and portable digital audiobooks that are preloaded on mp3-like players.
Where Circulation Desk.
Catalog Search

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

Note You must use your own earbuds, but batteries are supplied by the Library.
Checkout period 4 weeks, renewable
Rosetta Stone

What Interactive multi-media CD-Rom kits you can run on your own laptop.
Where Circulation Desk.
Catalog Search

Do this Keyword search in the library catalog to see what titles are available: rosetta stone computer-assisted

Notes

We have Arabic, Chinese, Latin, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili & Turkish at this time.

A headset/microphone is recommended to use the voice-recognition feature. Circulation has some for check-out. 

Read the Checklist in the kit to properly install the application CD-Rom on your computer.

Teacher Materials for Faculty use only with Student Materials. Contact languages librarian Ed Rock for help: erock@clemson.edu

Checkout period 4 weeks, renewable

collage of the language learning audiobooks

EBSCOhost Audiobooks

Several EBSCOhost Audiobooks (formerly from NetLibrary) for learning foreign languages (in the Language Arts & Instruction category) are also available for download through the library catalog.

To see available titles, do a keyword search in the library catalog for netlibrary audiobooks self-instruction.

Once you've set up an EBSCOhost account, audiobooks can be downloaded to your personal computer. The checkout period is 21 days and they can be renewed.
DVDs
What Sets of DVDs for many different foreign languages. Most come with multiple DVDs and accompanying booklets or texts.
Where In the Languages Learning section across from the Circulation Desk (under the TV screen.)
Catalog Search

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

Example: DVD self-instruction chinese
Checkout period 4 weeks, renewable

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