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Language Learning Resources
Search in more than 700,000 translations with examples and hints, explanations, synonyms, sayings, aphorisms, and quotations in English and German. Browse lists for special topics. Listen to German and English pronunciations spoken by native speakers. Out of Chemnitz University of Technology.
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
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"Filmed in and around the Bavarian city of Munich, this energetic six-part series introduces all of the necessary components of contemporary conversational German while spotlighting cultural aspects of the country. Each program uses a lively group of speakers talking in a wide range of real-world surroundings to motivate beginners to make themselves heard—loud and clear."
Speak and Read German
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Beginner's German lesson from Eric W. Bauer.
Visual Passport: German
Call Number: PF3112.7 .V57 2008
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
"With this handy mobile format, you can watch, pause, resume, or navigate thru lessons to desired content: greetings, travel, lodging, food, weather, and more. Native speakers teach essential vocabulary, phrases, sentences and engage in conversations. All spoken words appear as subtitles, English above and target language German below the action. Our friendly narrator offers special insights and tips for travelers. Additional relevant vocabulary is spoken with the words appearing on player screen."
Challenges of German Pronunciation by
Call Number: PF3137 .C53 2004
Publication Date: 2004
"Mastering the vowels, dipthongs, umlauts and consonants that make up the German language can be challenging for anyone. This fun-filled program teaches students of the language all the secrets of sounding like a native speaker! The program includes a series of very creative skits and provides a great deal of repetition in order to give your students the best in developing foreign language skills. Specifically designed for both beginners and advanced students."
Butler Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system, so you can find German language books at the following locations in Irwin Library:
PF 3001 - PF 5999