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Are there resources for students to learn foreign languages outside of taking classes?

A WSU graduate student wants to learn a language for their personal use, but doesn't want to enroll in a formal class.
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2015  |  78 Views
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Wayne State University's Foreign Language Technology Center (FLTC) provides media only for students enrolled in WSU language classes.  Current and past language learning materials can be found in the Library's Catalog by constructing a subject search like:  "Spanish language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers." (Current textbooks on reserve are usually limited to 2-hour use in the library). 

Patrons are strongly advised to go to their public library (which may subscribe to online services like Rosetta Stone or Mango Languages, etc.) or have audio/CD's or video/DVD's that patrons can check out directly. 

WSU students, faculty, and staff can also search MeLCat for language learning materials (for example, the name of the language and another keyword likely to be in language learning products - such as Pimsleur, teach yourself, learn, textbook, etc.). There is one caveat here:  some libraries won't actually loan "Available" media materials via MeL, so the request may be cancelled, and the user would have to place the request again, hoping to find a library that WILL loan it. (Users may be better off visiting their public library in person if they can).

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