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International Students' Library Resource Guide: Language Resources

International Students' Library Resource Guide


Online Dictionaries

Online English Learning Resources

Library Terminology

Libraries use words that can be confusing.  These links explain commonly used words in US libraries.

Apps for International Students

Mango Mobile Library Edition

Mango Mobile Library Edition is a powerful language learning platform that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. You can get free access to more than 34 foreign language courses and 14 English as a second language courses through your profile account. 


Voice Memos for iPad

This app is a simple and free voice recorder. Drop it on your iPad and record yourself practicing. For extra brownie points, compare your pronunciation to a native speaker. Practicing with a movie script is one easy way of doing this.



Dragon Speaking

Dragon Speaking is an easy way to practice your pronunciation. The app listens to you speak and dictates your words into text. By visually seeing how you are heard, you can move closer to speaking like a native.