The following is a list of resources to help students maintain their language skills during the summer or semesters when they cannot take a language course.
There are first and second year textbooks/workbooks/audio and video on reserve at the Language Resource Center (LRC) for use in the main center. Students can photocopy sections or exercises for their use.
Language Learning Programs
The LRC also subscribes to online language learning tools: Livemocha.com and Yabla.
The following links will take you to language-specific research guides, as well as resources, from the University of Michigan Library system. These materials are useful for both graduate and undergraduate level language research and are updated regularly.
For help with your research, feel free to contact Barbara Alvarez. RLL's UM Library Liaison for specialized research assistance in French.
For help with your research, feel free to contact Beau Case, RLL's UM Library Liaison for specialized research assistance in Italian.
- Spanish Language and Literature
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Iberian Studies
- Latino/a Studies
For help with your research, feel free to contact Barbara Alvarez. RLL's UM Library Liaison for specialized research assistance in Spanish and Portuguese.
Additional UM Library Collections
The following links will take you to additional library research collections on the UM campus that are germane to romance languages and literatures, and offer specialized reference services for researchers interested in using materials from their collections.
The Language Resource Center (LRC) subscribes to several different international channels that broadcast original programming from many different regions in the world. These streams can be viewed from any computer on the campus network.
The LRC has thousands of videos available to watch in the main center. You can find their catalog online: http://lrc-fms.iss.lsa.umich.edu/cat/.
Free Reading Collection
Students faculty and staff can check out the items from the LRC print collection for loans up to 2 weeks at a time.
The Library subscribes to newspapers from around the world, which are available online:
Local People Resources
In addition to the Language Resource Center (LRC) managed conversation partner online bulletin board, there are other online tools to connect with language speakers from all over the world to practice communicating in a foreign language.
LRC Tandem Partners
ELI Conversation Circles
Online People Resources
Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype