The Library has a number of resources to help when studying a foreign language, including
Most of the resources can be found on Level 2. The Dewey decimal classifications are:
The Library stocks a number of foreign language film DVDs which are available to borrow. Most of these can be found on Level 0 but search Primo to find exact location. Change the search field to Book, Journal titles etc and then recordings.
The Library stocks both print and electronic journals
French titles in print (level 0 of the library)
Ça m'intéresse, Bien Dire
German titles in print (level 0 of the library)
Der Spiegel, Focus das moderne Nachrichtenmagazin
Spanish titles in print (level 0 of the library)
Cambio 16, Muy interesante
Click on the links below to access the online version of some magazines. You will need to log in and then from the Primo screen, click on View It (to the left of the details tab)
The University provides access to a range of language software on its university PCs in the Digital Lab (Cookworthy), the Library and Babbage Open Access. To access go to the Start Menu - All Programs - University Software.
Add the FrKeys toolbar for foreign characters by searching under software - F. Once you have installed FrKeys simply right click on any character to change the language from French to the one you need.
Eurotalk French - video, tests, games.
French Experience - interactive French for beginners.
VideoPlus German - video, interactive exercises
Eurotalk Spanish: video, tests, games. Av
Camino al español: networked CD audio accompanying book. Available in digital lab (Cookworthy)
Lab Audio CDs: networked CD-Roms. Available in digital lab(cookworthy)
Pasaporte al Mundo Hispano: netowrked CD audio accompanying book. Available in digital lab (Cookworthy)
As well as the resources available on Campus there are some software that are online resources that you can access both on and off campus.
London Met e-packs: interactive exercises for beginners and intermediate
Go to http://learning.londonmet.ac.uk/epacks/ (log-in details available from your lecturer)
Spanish Community – Resources for learning Spanish
A lot of databases are subject specific although some are also multi disciplinary. The key databases for languages are:
As well as print material and DVDs the Library also provides access to archived TV & radio content.
There is a large range of information available on the internet. Here are a few of our recommended websites.
Bab.La - online dictionary for a large number of languages.
There are a range of apps designed to help you learn a foreign language.
Below are our suggested apps divided into learning languages, dictionaries and newspapers and radio.
Language Learning Apps
Newspaper and radio apps
Language Dictionary Apps
Unsure what some of the words used in the Library mean? Our guide will help explain what is meant by words such as recall.