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language laboratory catalog

BBC Languages
Language-learning resource from the British Broadcasting Company with lessons, videos, and media links in various languages. Good for beginners.
Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon from Washington & Jefferson College.
Cheat Sheet: German Cases
Image: quick resource for declensions in German
Deutschkurse Free German courses from Deutsche Welle
Duolingo “Learn a language for free. Forever.”
This amazingly user-friendly, ever-growing site gives lessons and then quizzes you on the topic, tracking your progress, awarding you along the way, and offering a daily practice reminder. Includes German-learning programs for speakers of English, Spanish, and Russian. Corresponding app available at the Apple iTunes App Store.
Forvo: German words pronounced
Extensive database of audio clips for pronouncing words in various languages, German included.
FSI Language Courses This U.S. government website provides basic German course.
German for Beginners German beginning grammar and some links to other German resources from
German Tongue Twisters Collection of German tongue twisters
LangMedia In German by Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Authentic, unscripted video, audio, and still images covering practical aspects of daily life in Germany Learn vocabulary with the help of pictures and sound from Language Revolution
LEO: Link Everything Online Site of the famous, very large English–German dictionary and other useful links to things German and otherwise
LiveMocha This site offers lessons and Rosetta Stone-style programs for learning languages, including German. Note: this popular program may require a fee.
Die Tageszeitung German newspaper in German
SCOLA Web Services

Access to 160 countries & 200 languages!

  • World TV Online: 24/7 international broadcast programs on 8 channels, spanning European, Spanish & Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Asian, African, Middle East, Southeast Asia-Far East, and Eurasian countries/languages
  • International Radio in 29 languages
  • On The Street Videos: over 7,000 videos from 90 countries showing informal native speech in everyday situations
  • People & Places: over 29,000 photos from around the world 
  • Foreign Text: 200 recurring newspaper and magazine publications in 70 languages
  • Insta-Class: materials in 52 languages with quizzes and vocabulary already provided
  • Video Editor create your own video clips in the classroom

To access SCOLA Web Services from any computer on the BC network, go to:

See SCOLA’s Technical Information page to make full use of these Online resources. For more information, including how to access SCOLA Web Services on your iPhone or iPad, contact:

Cynthia Bravo (
Director of the Language Lab


Learning through authentic media:

  • Television
  • Music videos
  • Drama
  • Interviews
  • Travel
  • Yabla exclusive shoots

Yabla media player features:

  • Slow Play
  • Integrated Dictionaries
  • Listening Game
  • Dual Language Subtitles
  • And more…

Languages offered:

Access BC’s Subscription to all 6 of these Yabla sites at any Language Lab computer workstation.