The Aswaat site from the University of Texas in Austin provides a variety of videos in the Arabic language to be used for listening and comprehension. The videos are categorized from beginner (blue) to high advanced (red). The user can control the speed that the video plays using the controls under the video. This allows for language learners to listen at a pace that meets them at their level. If the video has a * by it, then there will be a bar that appears below giving additional exercises or resources including vocabulary help, comprehension questions, and more.
Rosetta Stone uses immersion techniques to teach you language by showing you photos and playing audio of the words spoken in the foreign language strategically to help you deduce the meaning of words. It gradually builds up your knowledge through the exercises. There are four units in Level One that take you through basic concepts including greetings, people, numbers, food & drink, and more.
Rosetta Stone with EBSCO can now be accessed with your TCC authentication information! Once you sign in to the site using your TCC email and password, just click “Launch Rosetta Stone” to get started. You can utilize Level One of Rosetta Stone with any of 30 languages. Languages offered by Rosetta Stone include: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Bilingual Dictionaries: Find definitions and explanations of various uses of words from one language to another. WordReference provides extensive information on word meanings and examples of various uses of a word or phrase in a particular language. This is particularly useful for advanced language learning to understand the ways words are used and how to use them yourself in writing or understanding advanced readings. Also, there are often forum threads with user questions, comments, and explanations of idioms, unique word uses, slang.