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CLEAR Resource Collection

 

About the Collection

Our materials are available to be checked out to any American University student, staff, or faculty member or used in-site if they are non-circulating items. In order to borrow any of the circulating items in the collection all you need is your AU ID.

The Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition and Research (CLEAR) holds approximately 1,500 Foreign Language items which include films, textbooks, audio books, workbooks, dictionaries and self-teaching materials.

We welcome suggestions for new materials—just contact us and let us know what you'd be interested in. We are always looking to expand the collection, so if you have materials related to language or linguistics that you would like to donate, please contact us or stop by the Center. Contributions to our collections are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Collection Location

Location Icon Anderson Hall, B-10
Clock Icon Mon-Thur: 9:00-9:00
Clock Icon Fri: 9:00-5:00

Holdings & Policies

  • Books: The majority of the collection can be checked out for 14 days, with the exception of reference items, which circulate for 2 hours. Books must be renewed in person.

  • DVDs: 7 day checkout. DVDs must be renewed in person. A maximum of 3 DVDs per series can be borrowed at any one time.

  • Fines: AU students, faculty and staff can obtain and return the materials within CLEAR. Any fines accrued must be paid at the Bender University Library Circulation Desk.

General Resources

  • ALTEC: Links to sites related to the study of languages and cultures
  • Foreign Languages for Travelers: Learn to speak a foreign language online.
    Please use this website at your own risk! This website may circumvent installed pop-up blockers
  • Language Links: A New World of Understanding
    Traveling the world from your desktop. These materials are dedicated to teachers and learners of world languages.
  • FL Teach: Foreign Language Teaching Forum
    SUNY Cortland - Department of International Communications and Culture. Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • IALLT: The International Association for Language Learning Technology
    Established in 1965, IALLT is a professional organization whose members provide leadership in the development, integration, evaluation and management of instructional technology for the teaching and learning of language, literature and culture. Its strong sense of community promotes the sharing of expertise in a variety of educational contexts.
  • Audio-Forum: Offers self-instructional courses.

Language-Specific Resources

These sites provide links to a wide variety of literary and French-language resources, including literary criticism, full-text access to historical, non-copyrighted literary works, bibliographies, and topics lists.

  • Online Wörterbuch der Technischen Universitaet München
  • Erlanger Liste
    Erlanger Liste: Links to various types of dictionaries: Etymological, Fremdwoerter, Vocabulary, Grammatik, Old and Middle High German
  • Lexika-links
    Links to dictionaries and websites on various areas: Computers, Politics, Economy, Law, Science, General etc.
  • Fachlexika (Wirtschaftsdeutsch.de)
    Links to dictionaries & encyclopaedias on Business & Law
  • Wikipedia
    Online Enzyklopaedia available in many languages
  • Lexikonia
    Online database in German
  • Wörterbuch.info
    German-English and English-German Dictionary, also thesaurus, synonyms
  • Canoo.net
    Search facility. Dictionaries and Glossaries for German incl word formation, spelling, morphology; Online grammar - all areas

 

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