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Languages and Culture Studies Research Guide

This guide provides resources for foreign language learners and courses within the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.

Language and Culture Studies Databases

Databases for Languages and Culture Studies

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Language Learning Tools

Mango Languages 

A language-learning software with over 70 world language courses and over 17 ESL/ELL courses, featuring an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app.

Duolingo - free language-learning tool also available in IOS and Android
BBC Languages - free online lessons and language guides
iTunes U Language Courses - free language courses available in iTunes
Live Lingua - This project is the internet's largest collection of free public domain language learning materials. It hosts thousands of free ebooks, audios and videos for over 130 languages from around the world. 

Pronunciation Help

Forvo - Forvo is the largest pronunciation guide in the world, the place where you'll find millions of words and phrases pronounced in their original languages.

Google Translate - listen to the pronunciation of words and statements in different languages

Find International Films at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte's Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center is an active learning, technology-enhanced facility focused on foreign language and ESL learning and teaching. The Center and staff support the students and faculty in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies and the English Language Training Institute.

The Center is located on the fourth floor of the College of Education BuildingRoom 434, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. 

Requesting Library Materials during COVID-19

If you are trying to obtain access to books that we do not have in our collection, please contact me at Options that we may explore are other online e-book collections that are currently available to you through the National Emergency Library, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and Project Muse, and possible purchases of e-books through the library (when available). 

VIDEO: Four Reasons to Learn a New Language

TED Talk by John McWhorter

English is fast becoming the world's universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue.