If you are interested in studying languages at Carleton, the Language Center has a variety of options to choose from:

  • Provide or direct you to self-study computer programs
  • Direct you to various supplementary materials, such as mobile apps, websites, and media. For such digital supplementary materials, please see out Outside Links page for more information.
  • Or provide you with on-the-spot speaking practice with any of our assistants. See our staff schedule to see which languages are spoken here and when our assistants are working.

For more information, please contact the Language Center.

Note: All of our self-study programs are offered not-for-credit.


Digital Materials

Currently, the Language Center supports:

Antidote

Antidote is a software designed specifically to help French students with their writing.

Currently, copies of Antidote can be found on computers in LDC 221, 241 (computers 1-18) and 242 (computers 7-9) on the Mac side only.

If you are looking for help on how to use the web version of Antidote, please click here to read more about this version.

We also have some instructional videos on the web version:

Audacity

Audacity – Software for recording and editing audio, particularly useful for speaking samples or recording conversation homework.

Audacity can be found in LDC 221, 241, and 242.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone

We currently have a limited licenses to Rosetta Stone. We have 10 total copies.

6 copies may be checked out up to 3 weeks at a time, and 4 copies will remain at the Language Center for use in our small computer room. The following languages are available:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • English (American, British)
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Spanish (Latin American)
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Please come to the Language Center (LDC 220) for more information and to register.

Wenlin

Wenlin – A program for reading, writing, and editing Chinese texts.

Wenlin can be found in LDC 221, 241, and 242.

Outside Source – Transparent Languages via the Northfield Public Library

Students can apply for a library card at the Northfield Public Library (see College Student application). With your card, you can log into Transparent Languages Online from campus. Currently, the self-learning program supports the following languages:

  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Altai
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Azerbijani
  • Balinese
  • Baluchi
  • Bashkir
  • Belarusian
  • Bengali
  • Bosnian
  • Breton
  • Bulgarian
  • Buriat
  • Cambodian (Khmer)
  • Chechen
  • Chinese
  • Cree
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dakota
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Denaakk’e (Koyukon)
  • Denesuline
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hausa
  • Hawaiian
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kalmyk
  • Kazakh
  • Koasati
  • Korean
  • Kwakwala
  • Latin
  • Lativian
  • Lithuanian
  • Luxembourgish
  • Macedonian
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Maori
  • Mirandese
  • Mongolian
  • Nahuatl
  • Naskapi
  • Nepali
  • Nogai
  • Norwegian
  • Oji-Cree
  • Ojibwe
  • Pashto
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Quechua
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tajiki
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • Tuvan
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu

Text/Audio Materials

We have self-study books/CDs in the following languages ready for checkout at our help desk:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Czech
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (Latin American)
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Vietnamese