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Resources for Multiple Languages
MERLOT World Languages
An educational resource for teaching and learning languages. Free materials for for many different languages.
Lessons, phrases, vocabulary, tests, and links to news sources in 40 languages. Site is no longer updated, but most resources are still very useful.
Comprehensive resource for a wide range of languages. Search by language, proficiency level, and source language. Each language has a large number of resources.
A collection of target language videos done by international students from the Five Colleges of Massachusetts in their home countries. Includes: Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Greek, Italian, and Portuguese.
Global Language Online Support System from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Lessons are developed for independent learners to provide them with the learning/teaching tools for improving their foreign language skills. Reading and listening lessons are based on authentic materials (articles, TV reports, radio broadcasts, etc.) and consist of 4 to 6 activities. Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Gulf-Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Uses images and audio to help memorize vocabulary. Interactive site that saves individual progress.
Brazilians Working with Americans: Cultural Case Studies
U. of Texas at Austin site with case studies from Brazilian executives who work with North Americans in Brazil. A total of 60 video clips of interviews in English (with Portuguese subtitles) and Portuguese (with English subtitles).
Ta Falado: Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation for speakers of Spanish
U. of Texas at Austin site teaching Brazilian Portuguese, especially to those who know some Spanish already. Includes pronunciation podcasts, PDF transcripts, discussion blog, and grammar podcasts.
Portuguese Communication Exercises
U. of Texas at Austin site with video clips of native Portuguese speakers demonstrating various language tasks. Grouped by level of proficiency, video clips are also transcribed.
U. of Texas at Austin site for intermediate to advanced learners, with a compilation of brief video clips in which Brazilians talk about a whole series of different topics, focusing on conversational skills. Includes transcripts in Portuguese, English translations, and analysis commentary.
Access to all Portuguese language resources from U. of Texas at Austin.
Ebooks in the Library
The library has an extensive collection of ebooks on a variety of topics. To find what is available, enter your subject in the library catalog and select as a phrase in the drop down menu. If a book is in ebook format, it will say view ebook in the record.
Almost all of the library's ebooks are multiuser. This means that your whole class could access the book simultaneously and for free!