December is Learn a Foreign Language Month

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There are plenty of reasons to learn a foreign language. According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages language learning supports academic achievement, improved reading abilities, linguistic awareness, and positive attitudes towards other cultures.

Get started with some of these great resources!

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages is a database of Foreign Language Courses at both the Basic and Advanced Level. Use Mango Basic courses to quickly learn some basic words and phrases for a business trip or short trip overseas. Mango Complete courses are aimed at students who want to move beyond basic language skills. Languages include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and more! You can even learn Pirate!

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SCOLA World TV Online

SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization that provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 175 native languages. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material. World TV Online offers a wide ranging and diverse selection of television programs from around the world through largely geographically designated channels available by satellite and on the Internet. More than 100 countries and regions and more than 100 languages are available. Each channel offers a blend of news, drama, comedy, culture, sports, entertainment, music and children’s programming. New countries and languages are frequently added so check the Program Schedule for updates.

Modern and Classical Languages Research Guide

The Modern and Classical Languages Research Guide includes resources on television and media, country and cultural research, and speaking and writing tools.

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