The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Languages

On the Web

All of the following internet resources are available for free. Other places to look for online language instruction include iTunes, YouTube, and Spotify.

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

  • Duolingo
  • Mango Languages - UT students who obtain a Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative card have access to Mango which offers online courses in over 70 languages.
  • Foreign Service Institute - Language courses used by professional diplomats. The most thorough language courses in the world.
  • OpenLearn - Free online learning from The Open University, including a variety of language courses.

ARABIC

ASL

  • The ASL AppASL for the People, is a tool which focuses on teaching conversational ASL. It includes over 1,000 signs and phrases for adults as well as ASL with Care Bears for kids to learn ASL.

ESL

  • CAELA ESL ResourcesProvides a variety of resources on topics of interest to adult ESL practitioners, including bibliographies, books, briefs, online resource collections, digests and Q & As, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • Center for Applied LinguisticsCAL's resource center offers a comprehensive range of research-based language and cultural education resources and assessment products.
  • TESOL Common Core State Standards and English LearnersThese resources will help you understand how the CCSS affect preK–12 ESL teachers and their students.

FRENCH

  • FrancolabFrench Canadian site provides resources for language learners and teachers. Includes videos, quizzes, interactive modules, audio-visual presentations, and a wide selection of TV5 Québec Canada programs covering a variety of social and cultural topics.
  • French in ActionCult classic French lessons (52 television episodes) developed by Yale University professor Pierre Capretz in the 1980s, available online from Annenberg Learner.

GERMAN

  • Deutsch lernenThis site from Deutsche Welle includes placement tests so users can start at appropriate levels.
  • Deutschtrainer – Use the Deutschtrainer to effectively learn basic vocabulary needed for everyday life and to improve your pronunciation. The 100 lessons are bilingual (English-German) and address various situations – from greeting people and going to the doctor, to shopping and finding accommodations.

JAPANESE

  • Easy JapaneseA course from the Japanese national broadcaster, NHK. This audio and text-based course of 48 lessons is designed for beginners.
  • Marugoto Japanese Online Course – This is a course for learning Japanese language skills comprehensively. It’s operated by the Japan Foundation.

SPANISH

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