The University Libraries has a number of foreign language learning materials, including books, CDs, and software. In addition, our collections include international literature titles in the original language and translated into English. We also offer titles on American Sign Language.
The library does not offer a translation service, but we may be able to suggest resources to aid in translations. The ACRL's Translation resources on the Web: A guide to accurate, free sites web page is a useful example.
The library has purchased a number of Pimsleur language programs on audio CDs. The Pimsleur programs provide a method of self-practice with an expert teacher and native speakers in lessons specially designed to work with the way the mind naturally acquires language information. The various components of language — vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar— are all learned together without rote memorization and drills. Offered languages include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, plus English for speakers of Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish.
To find foreign language instruction material in Addison, perform a Subject Search on the name of your language followed by language, i.e. French language. This search will return books, instructional CDs, software, and additional formats. You can combine this subject search with additional sub-headings for more refined results (not every sub-heading will be used for every language):
Search Addison by Subject for American Sign Language for a list of books about sign language and instructional guides.
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