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The Video Library supports independent language study with a large selection of instructional materials and the appropriate viewing technology. The library provides students and faculty with access to programs as well as instructional videos and textbooks for language study. Along with these materials, the Video Library provides audio materials that can circulate and be checked out by the Princeton University Community.

Materials available for circulation

The Video Library provides some language-learning materials for circulation, including the popular Michel Thomas Method, Pimsleur, Berlitz, and Assimil language programs. These materials can also be found in the Princeton University Library Catalog.

Assimil

Books and CDs that focus on learning whole sentences or an organic acquisition of grammar and features side-by-side language and translation.

Chinese With Ease (CD 14)
French With Ease (CD 21)
German With Ease (CD 40)
Italian With Ease (CD 13)
Japanese With Ease (CD 41)

Michel Thomas

Audio materials that feature a teacher, usually Michel Thomas, teaching sentence structures to two students, leveraging mnemonics and cognates.

Speak Arabic for Beginners (CD 26)
Speak Dutch Getting started kit (CD 25)
Michel Thomas Method Total French (CD 39)
Speak German for beginners (CD 3)
Speak Italian for beginners (CD 15)
Speak Japanese for Beginners (CD 6)
Speak Mandarin Chinese for beginners (CD 16)
Speak Portuguese for beginners (CD 4)
Speak Russian for beginners (CD 5)
Speak Spanish for beginners (CD 22)
Speak Spanish Language Booster (CD 2)

Pimsleur

All-audio materials containing lessons in which the listener is asked to recall previously learned material at increasingly longer intervals. These materials are good for giving you a quick introduction to the sound of a language and to the very basic sentences.

Conversational Czech (CD 31)
Conversational Danish (CD 29)
Conversational French (CD 30)
Conversational Hebrew (CD 24)
Conversational Hindi (CD 17)
Conversational Hungarian (CD 32)
Conversational Irish (CD 18)
Conversational Italian (CD 8)
Conversational Japanese (CD 7)
Conversational Korean (CD 9)
Conversational Modern Greek (CD 11)
Conversational Polish (CD 28)
Conversational Brazilian Portuguese (CD 12)
Conversational Spanish (CD 27)
Conversational Swedish (CD 19)
Conversational Thai (CD 10)
Conversational Turkish (CD 23)
Conversational Urdu (CD 38)
Conversational Vietnamese (CD 20)
Mandarin Chinese I (CD 48)
Swedish I (CD 49)

Berlitz phase books

Cover basic phrases and sentence structures related to common travel situations. Audio CDs are also included

German phrase book & CD (CD 35)
Italian phrase book & CD (CD 37)
Japanese phrase book & CD (CD 36)
Spanish phrase book & CD (CD 33)
Russian phrase book & CD (CD 34)

Oxford's Take Off in... Series

Cover basic phrases and sentence structures related to common travel and everyday situations. Audio CDs, a dictionary and phrasebook, and activity book are included

Take Off In French (CD 43)
Take Off in German (CD 46)
Take Off In Russian (CD 45)
Take Off In Spanish (CD 44)

Mastering Chinese by Catherine Hua Xiang

Cover basic phrases and sentence structures related to common travel and everyday situations in Chinese. Also covers writing in Chinese script. Audio CDs and activity book are included

Mastering Chinese (CD 47)

Savoir dire : cours de phonétique et de prononciation by Diane M. Dansereau

Cover basic phrases and sentence structures related to common travel and everyday situations in French. Audio CDs and book are included

Savoir dire : cours de phonétique et de prononciation (CD 42)

Additional Textbooks and Video/Audio Materials

The Video Library also has a collection of textbooks, audio, and video materials for use within the lab. In addition, some audio materials for coursework are available online. Please see below to view the resources currently available.

Arabic

Al-Kitaab, Pt. 1: A textbook for Arabic (audio)
Al-Kitaab, Pt. 2: A textbook for Beginning Arabic (audio)
Al-Kitaab, Pt. 3 (audio)
Al-Kitaab, Pt.1 Audio On the Go (audio)
Al-Kitaab, Pt.2 Audio On the Go (audio)
Alif Baa - Introduction to Arabic Sounds and Letters (dvd)
Alif-Baa Audio On the Go (audio)
Arabic Speeches (audio)
Business Arabic (audio)
Literary Arabic (audio)
Michel Thomas Arabic for Beginners (audio)
Modern Standard Arabic: Vocab Clinic (cd-rom)
Available in the HRC only. 
Musical tour of the arab World (website)
Standard Arabic: An Advanced Course (audio)

Chinese

A New China: Intermediate reader of Modern Chinese (audio)
A Reflection of Reality (audio)
A Trip to China: Intermediate Reader of Modern Chinese (audio)
All Things Considered: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese (audio)
Anything Goes (audio)
Assimil Chinese with Ease CD and book (audio/book)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Book2: Chinese for Beginners (book)
China's Own Critics: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese (audio)
China's peril and promise (audio)
Chinese Elementary Course / Chinese Intermediate Course (cd-rom)
Chinese Language Video Clips (cd-rom)
unrehearsed interviews of ordinary folk at Peking University 
Chinese Literature (audio)
Chinese Primer (audio)
Chinese Primer Workbook (audio)
foundation work for learning Chinese, accompanies Chinese Primer 
Chinese Primer: Foundation Work video (video)
Chinese Primer: video (video)
Chinese Society (audio)
Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader (audio)
Communicate in Chinese 1-4 (book/dvd)
Kan Na! authentic chinese video (cd-rom)
lessons for intermediate to advanced self-study 
Michel Thomas Speak Mandarin Chinese for beginners (audio)
Oh China! Elementary Reader of Moderin Chinese (audio)
People's daily (audio)
Rutgers Multimedia Chinese Teaching System (online)

French

Assimil French with Ease CD and book (audio/book)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Book2: French for Beginners (book)
Dialogues: les francais parlent d'eux-memes (website)
interactive approach teaching culture, literature, and language 
Ensuite, 4th edition (audio)
Exercises for the Study of Film workbook for "l'argent de poche" (video 0012) (video)
Various exercises for the comprehension and study of the film "l'argent de poche" (video 0012). 
Fluenz French (cd-rom)
Two instructional DVD-Roms for learning instroductory French 
French in Action (online)
A Series of 52 half-hour French language instructional video programs. Available from the Learner.org website. 
Jean-Luc Godard: Histoire du Cinema (4 books)
Kalliste - Rice University Cultural Documentaries (dvd)
La phonétique : audition, correction, prononciation (book/audio)
Le Chemin du Retour (dvd)
DVD with English and French subtitles 
Michel Thomas French for Beginners (audio)
Available in the HRC and for loan 
Motifs, 5th ed. Student Activities Manual, Modules 1-8 (audio)
Motifs, 5th ed. Student Activities Manual, Modules 9-14 (audio)
OpenLearningInitiative French I and French II (online)
Pause-Café (audio)
audio materials to accompany Pause-Café 
Phonetique Progressive (book/audio)
Pimsleur Conversational French (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Reprise (audio)
Savoir Dire audio (audio)
available in the HRC 
Script for "cousin, cousine" (video 0895) (video)
Improve your listening comprehension by watching an authentic French movie and following the script. 
Script for "le juge et l'assassin" (video 0587) (video)
Improve your listening comprehension by watching an authentic French movie and following the script. 
Script for "le salaire de la peur" (video 0233) (video)
Improve your listening comprehension by watching an authentic French movie and following the script. 
Script for "madame de….." (video 0621) (video)
Situations et contexts (audio)
authentic scenes 
Sons et Intonation (book/audio)
Talk French - BBC Worldwide (video)
Series of instructional videos teaching the very basics of speaking the French language. DVD 1350. 
Voila: DVD Video (video)
An introduction to French; filmed in France; expands on the 4 magazine sections in the introductory French program Voila, but may be used independently as well. 
À la rencontre de Philippe (cd-rom)

German

Assimil German with Ease CD and book (audio/book)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Berlitz German phrase book & CD (audio/book)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Book2: German for Beginners (book)
Der Mond Scheint auch für Untermieter, part 1 and part 2, with script (video)
a lovestory between students searching for an apartment in the beautiful town of Heidelberg 
Deutsch Plus (book/video)
20-episode TV drama 
Deutsch Plus 2 (video)
interviews and documentaries to improve language skills 
Die Simpsons (dvd)
the popular animated series in German 
Fokus Deutsch (online)
A video instructional series containing 48 fifteen minute programs. Available from Learner.org 
Franz Kafka: Die Verwandlung (audio)
complete text and hyperlinks 
Franz Kafka: Die Verwandlung (cd-rom)
Gefaehrliche wege (audio)
German Cross-Cultural Modules - Rice University Cultural Documentaries (cd-rom)
Mac only. 
Marktplatz: Deutsche Sprache in der Wirtschaft (cd-rom)
German for business and simple money transactions 
Michel Thomas Speak German for beginners (audio)
Talk German - BBC Worldwide (video)
BBC series covering the basics of speaking German. VCASS 1282 
Wie Geht's 9th ed. Hörverständnis Chapters 1-6 (audio)
available in the Blackboard course site 
Wie Geht's 9th ed. Hörverständnis Chapters 7-15 (audio)
Wie Geht's? 9th edition (audio)
Available in the Blackboard site for the course. 
Wie Geht's? Interaktiv (cd-rom)
exersises for GER 101

Hebrew

Book2: Hebrew for Beginners (book)
Hebrew from Scratch (audio)
Hebrew from Scratch, second year (audio)
Pimsleur Conversational Hebrew (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC

Italian

Assimil Italian with Ease CD and book (audio/book)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Attualita (book/video)
Rich cultural information about various facets of Italian life; video material plus workbook. 
Berlitz Italian phrase book & CD (audio/book)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Book2: Italian for Beginners (book)
C'eravamo Tanto Amati (dvd)
Film with scene menus and synopses in both languages. 
Italiano in Diretta (audio)
Michel Thomas Italian for beginners (audio)
Pimsleur Conversational Italian (audio)
Prego! (audio)
Pronti...via: Beginners Italian (audio)

Japanese

Assimil Japanese with Ease CD and book (audio/book)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Berlitz Japanese phrase book & CD (audio/book)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Book2: Japanese for Beginners (book)
Michel Thomas Speak Japanese for beginners (audio)
Nakama 1a (audio)
Nakama 1b (audio)
Available in the Online Language Lab 
Nakama 2 Kanji (video)
Nakama 2 Student Activities Manual (audio)
Available in the Online Language Lab 
Nakama 2 Textbook Audio (audio)
Available in the Online Language Lab 
Pimsleur Conversational Japanese (audio)

Korean

Hangul-ro Boja! Authentic Korean Video (cd-rom)
Lessons for intermediate to advanced self-study 
Pimsleur Conversational Korean (audio)

Other

Book2: Dutch for Beginners (book)
Book2: Swedish for Beginners (book)
Michel Thomas-Speak Dutch, Get Started Kit (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Pimsleur Conversational Czech (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Pimsleur Conversational Danish (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Pimsleur Conversational Hindi (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Pimsleur Conversational Hungarian (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Pimsleur Conversational Irish (audio)
Pimsleur Conversational Modern Greek (audio)
Pimsleur Conversational Polish (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Pimsleur Conversational Swedish (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Pimsleur Conversational Thai (audio)
Pimsleur Conversational Urdu (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Pimsleur Conversational Vietnamese (audio)
Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language Literature and Culture (audio)

Persian

Persian Tutor (cd-rom)
Introduction to writing and speaking. 
persian for beginners (cd-rom)
Windows CD-Rom available in the HRC

Portuguese

Book2: Portuguese for Beginners (book)
Falar... Ler... Escrever... Portugues Exercicios (audio)
Falar... Ler... Escrever... Portugues Text (audio)
Michel Thomas Speak Portuguese for beginners (audio)
Pimsleur Conversational Brazilian Portuguese (audio)
Ponto de encontro (audio)
Travessia: A Portuguese Language Textbook (audio)
Travessia: Videos

Russian

Berlitz Russian phrase book & CD (audio/book)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Book2: Russian for Beginners (book)
Golosa 4th Edition (audio)
Listening to Okudzhava (music)
Twenty-three songs with book. 
Michel Thomas Speak Russian for beginners (audio)

Spanish

Almeria - Rice University Cultural Documentaries (dvd)
Berlitz Spanish phrase book & CD (audio/book)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Book2: Spanish for Beginners (book)
De Viva Voz (cd-rom)
An intermediate conversation and grammar review. 
Fluenz Spanish (dvd-rom)
2 DVD-Roms with instrcutional materials for learning introductory Spanish. Available in the HRC. 
Las Voces de las Mujeres de Xelaju (dvd)
Michel Thomas-Speak Spanish Language Booster (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Michel Thomas-Speak Spanish for Beginners (audio)
Available for loan and in the HRC 
Pimsleur Conversational Spanish (audio)
Puntos De Partida 6th edition (audio)

Swahili

Kiswahili (audio)
Kiswahili: Lugha Na Utamaduni (video)
A 23-lesson video series with authentic footage from Tanzania and a realistic picture of the Swahili people, language, and culture.

Turkish

Book2: Turkish for Beginners (book)
Critical Language Series: Advanced Turkish (cd-rom)
Pimsleur Conversational Turkish (audio)
For use in the HRC lab only 
Sevgili Murat: An Instructional Film in Modern Turkish (dvd)
Turkce ogreniyoruz I (audio)
Turkce ogreniyoruz II (audio)