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How do I learn a language in the library? How can I find information resources for preparing to studying abroad? Do you have any materials for learning Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Russian, etc?

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The library has numerous resources for learning languages. Our Mango Languages database is a good one to start with. Not only does it include dialogue-based conversation modules for 63 languages, it also teaches language through actual movies for several major languages and has a free 'Library Edition' App (iOS or Android) you can use to study on the go or even offline. Mango is available from our homepage linked under 'Article Databases and E-Research Tools' > 'By Name' > 'M' > 'Mango Languages.'

List of languages in Mango: Arabic, Egyptian; Arabic, Levantine; Arabic, MSA; Armenian; Azerbaijani; Bengali; Biblical Hebrew; Chinese, Cantonese; Chinese, Mandarin; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dari; Dutch; English; Farsi (Persian); Finnish; French; French, Canadian; German; Greek; Greek, Ancient; Greek, Koine; Haitian Creole; Hawaiian; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Icelandic; Indonesian; Irish; Italian; Japanese; Kazakh; Korean; Latin; Malay; Malayalam; Norwegian; Pashto; Pirate; Polish; Portuguese, Brazil; Punjabi; Romanian; Russian; Scottish Gaelic; Serbian; Slovak; Spanish, Latin America; Spanish, Spain; Swahili; Swedish; Tagalog; Tamil; Telugu; Thai; Turkish; Tuvan; Ukrainian; Urdu; Vietnamese; and Yiddish.

The Belk Library also has many audio language learning courses, both digital through our Overdrive Database and on physical CDs, and many physical books for learning specific languages. For more ideas or information please stop by our Library Services Desk, just inside our entrance and ask for a librarian's assistance. For other help please take a look at:

Our Languages, Learning, and Resources LibGuide:

(If interested in the Japanese Language specifically):

Our Study Abroad and International Resources Handout:

Or our other many language and study abroad Library Guides: