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For quick-start in a new language, outside class, try these strategies:
-- Borrow an introductory language learning audioguide from Cornell's Overdrive audio and e-book service (Italian, Chinese, Arabic, French, and more).
Cornell owns thousands of foreign language films: DVDs, VHS, and streaming content. All are tagged "video" in the Library Catalog.
If you want a particular film, try a simple search for the title (for example, Amelie).
For broader retrieval, In the Library Catalog, use the facets at the left side of the page to identify films by language, genre, and other parameters (for example: videos about Kenya, online only).
Kroch/Olin/Uris DVDs are shelved in the Dean Room in Uris Library. Kroch/Olin/Uris VHS tapes may be requested from the Annex.
Look here for simple strategies for finding videorecordings (DVDs, VHS) and spoken word recordings in the Cornell Library's Classic Catalog.
Did you know that the Cornell University Library collections include books (print books and ebooks) in more than 400 languages? Ask a librarian for help getting the best materials for your language learning and language maintenance needs.