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A guide for finding resources on Foreign Languages in the ACC Libraries and on the Internet

Foreign Languages

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Types of Resources

There are several types of information available to students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. Details provided on the different types of resources are listed below:

Books You can find a wealth of resources in the library's book collection. A book can provide detailed background information on a topic.
Reference Books Encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, etc. are considered reference sources. Access these types of resources when you need to find definitions, biographies, overviews, and historical information.
Articles Articles can be found in journals, magazines, or newspapers. Articles can vary in scope, but usually fall into one of two categories: scholarly and popular.     
Web Sites The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations. Be sure to carefully evaluate the information found here.

Foreign Languages Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

A collection of many iOS language apps are available with a few highlighted below.


Memrise-Features Spanish, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, Chinese, German, Russian, Arabic and more!

Word Reference - Many foreign language dictionaries and a few definition and conjugation exercises in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dictionaries include the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Arabic for Beginners 1-Complete the course to learn all about the Arabic alphabet and vocabulary as well as simple texts and grammar.

World Learner Chinese-Progressive, multi-leveled training for the Chinese language.


Bon depart-Beginner's French with 18 audio files for basic conversation.


Audio Tutor-Learn basic German vocabulary and improve your pronunciation.

Maxmondo Incontro Italiano -All about Italy in Italian for intermediate and advanced learners.


Learn Japanese-Innovative and fun way to learn Japanese language and culture at your own pace.

KORLINK-From the popular series Talk Korean to Me, this app allows access to listening lessons and videos.

Latin Wisdom-Focuses on Latin phrases and famous texts.

Russian by Living Language-Offers a nice array of activities and lessons.


Learn Spanish Online for Free-Transcripts, tests, tips and tricks on learning Spanish.

AnkiDroid Flashcards-Learn vocabulary through spaced repetition by making your own flashcards.


Memrise-Features Spanish, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, Chinese, German, Russian, Arabic and more!

Word Reference - Many foreign language dictionaries and a few definition and conjugation exercises in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dictionaries include the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 

Learn Arabic-Teaches the fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic including numbers, alphabet, vocabulary, grammar, and basic conversation.

Learn Chinese Free-App for beginners learning Mandarin Chinse On-the-Go.

Duolingo-Simplified French language app that combines learning and fun.

KORLINK-From the popular series Talk Korean to Me, this app offers easy grammar listening lessons and videos.

Learn Italian Words Free-A vocabulary trainer for learning Italian.

Learn Japanese-Includes over 200 Japanese grammar lessons and quizzes to practice.

Learn Basic Latin-Learn Latin grammar.

Learn Russian Words Free-Vocabulary for the beginner to the advanced level.

ATI Studios-Learn Spanish core words, sentences, phrases and conversations.

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Interested in Foreign Languages at ACC?

Check out the new Foreign Languages Pathway to plan your degree!

Or explore the variety of languages offered via the Foreign Languages Department page!

Library Purchase Request

Is there a title that would make a good addition to the Library Collection?  Fill out the form linked below and let me know!

Foreign Language Purchase Request


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