Featured resources│Ngā rauemi whakatairangatia

LLC staff recommend these resources, all available from the Self-Access Library.

Assimil

  • Ideal for those taking a 100/200-level language paper / starting a new language.
  • Will help you to intuitively assimilate the language and develop a ‘feel’ for the language.
  • Highly recommended for developing a solid base in a new language.
  • Available for Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  • Borrow these book + CD sets from the LLC's Self-access Library.

Earworms

  • Borrow the audio CDs from the LLC's Self-access Library.
  • Ideal for those taking a 100-level language paper / starting a new language.
  • 200+ essential words and phrases that will get anchored into your long-term memory through music.
  • Highly recommended for pronunciation and speaking practice.
  • Available for Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Russian and Spanish.
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Glossika

  • Ideal for those taking a 200/300-level language paper / intermediate learners who want to develop their fluency.
  • Use the schedule provided to show you how to develop ‘automaticity’ by completing just 20 minutes of repetitions per day.
  • Highly recommended for pronunciation and speaking practice.
  • Put it on your phone and use it on the go!
  • Available for French and German. More languages on the way!
  • Borrow these books & CDs from the LLC's Self-access Library.
  • Watch this video for a brief explanation of the Glossika method.

Michel Thomas

  • Ideal for those taking a 100/200-level language paper / have begun learning a new language and want to take it further.
  • Will help you to demystify the grammar and construct your own sentences.
  • Highly recommended for pronunciation and speaking practice.
  • Put it on your phone and use it on the go!
  • Available for French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
  • Borrow these audio CD kits from the LLC's Self-access Library.
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Colloquial Languages series

  • The only self-study resource available for a large number of less commonly taught languages, e.g. Albanian, Cambodian, Estonian, Gujarati, Welsh, and many others.
  • The learning curve can be steep, as the books start from complete beginner and get to a solid intermediate level in under 20 units.
  • All the audio is free and available to download or stream online from a dedicated website.
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