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

Welcome to World Languages!

Intro to this Guide

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, including tens of thousands of ebooks. 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.

World Languages Apps

icons of various 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. 

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

rocket  Memrise

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

man in turban looking at computer  Arabic for Beginners 1

Complete the course to learn all about the Arabic alphabet and vocabulary as well as simple texts and grammar.
deer face with glasses  LingoDeer Learn Languages

Offers a structured, clear and motivating path toward fluency for the Chinese language.

large letter B  Busuu - French

Create your own language learning study plan and track your daily progress.

balloon with German flag  Wie Geht's? - Learn German

Quickly learn essential vocabulary, phrases, and grammar concepts.

large green owl face  DuoLingo - Italian

Practice reading, speaking, listening, and writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills.

woman with headphones  Learn Japanese

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

red and blue speech bubble  Korean - Lessons+

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

large green owl face  DuoLingo - Latin

Practice reading, speaking, listening, and writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills.

tricolored drop of water  Learn Russian Language - Drops

Russian vocabulary lessons.

cartoon bull  Learn Spanish Online for Free

Transcripts, tests, tips and tricks on learning Spanish.

star with name of app in large letters  AnkiDroid Flashcards

Learn vocabulary through spaced repetition by making your own flashcards.

small rocket  Memrise

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

W and R in large letters  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 characters   Learn Arabic​

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

large panda bear  Learn Chinese Free

App for beginners learning Mandarin Chinse On-the-Go.


Supports many languages including Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Russian, Arabic, Latin, Korean, and Japanese.

water drop with yin yang circle in the middle and four sets of lines surrounding circle  Drops Language

Mostly focuses on Korean vocabulary in a fun, gaming environment.

alternating green, white, red stripes with English words about learning Italian  Learn Italian Words Free

A vocabulary trainer for learning Italian.

rising sun Learn Japanese

Includes over 200 Japanese grammar lessons and quizzes to practice.

Russian flag  Learn Russian Words Free

Vocabulary for the beginner to the advanced level.

world in speech balloon  ATI Studios

Learn Spanish core words, sentences, phrases and conversations.

Interested in World Languages at ACC?

Are you a speaker of Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, or Portuguese? Want to work for the U.S. Government? Check out the U.S. Consular Fellows program to learn more!

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

Or explore the variety of languages offered via the World 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!

World Languages Purchase Request

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