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English and Modern Languages: Modern Languages

This guide covers basic sources used in the Department of English and Modern Languages.

General Internet Sources

SCOLA World TV Online Listen to online TV programs from more than 100 countries and in more than 100 languages. For Shepherd students, faculty, and staff only. Ask for user name and password at the main floor Help Desk.

BBC Languages Free online language materials for a host of languages generally and more in depth for French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, and Greek. Hasn't been updated since 2007, but content still useful.

Deutche Welle, Learn German

Russia Today, Learn Russian Free material to learn Russian from state broadcaster that is a mouthpiece for the Russian government. Users must register to use content.

Language Lab Collection

The Language Lab Collection contains books, DVDs, CDs, and other items. It is located on the 3rd Floor.

Items are arranged by languages:  Asian (Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean), French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. The movies are in the native language with English subtitles. All materials are cataloged in WorldCat Discovery.

Foreign Language Journals

Browse these Current Periodicals located near the Collaborative Lab:


People en Español 

Dictionaries and Thesauri Free access to many dictionaries such as French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Chinese, a "verb conjugator" and more.

Dictionnaire Electronique des Synonymes (DES) French online thesaurus

Sinonimos: Diccionario de sinonimos en Español   Spanish online thesaurus

Like a Spaniard...The Unofficial Guide to Spanish Language, Culture, and Living

Harper's Shorter Dictionnaire Anglais/Francais, Francais/Anglais                     Reference PC 2640 .H32 2006

Langenscheidt's Standard Dictionary of the English and German Languages Reference PF 3640 L2.6 1970

Harrap's Spanish and English Dictionary Reference PC 4640 .H37 2005