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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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