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World Languages Video Collection

Streaming Video Collection
  • 1,043Titles
  • 11,900Segmented Clips
  • 741Hours
  • 154Subject Categories
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About This Product

This collection features language instruction titles for Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish as well as hundreds of supplemental titles on the culture, history, literature, and art of the countries where those languages are spoken. Many of the supplemental titles are presented in the native tongue, often with English subtitles—ideal for listening comprehension practice.

Collection Highlights:

  • Real Chinese – a 10-part series that reveals today’s China—its people, their traditions, and their evolving lifestyles—all in the context of building Chinese vocabulary and phrasing knowledge.
  • Sueños: World Spanish – a 20-part series covering practical basics for beginning speakers of Spanish—shows the language being used in the richly diverse cultural contexts of Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, and the U.S.
  • Being… Italian: A Language Primer – a program shot entirely on location in Rome that follows a pair of Italian students through their daily lives as it demonstrates the meanings and usages of numerous words, phrases, and expressions. A great learning tool that mixes fun, facts, and real-world situations to reinforce language comprehension. Also available: Being…Chinese; Being… Spanish; Being… French; and Being… German.
  • Talk German – filmed in and around Munich, an energetic six-part series introducing all of the necessary components of contemporary conversational German while spotlighting cultural aspects of the country. Also available: Talk Italian; Talk Spanish; and Talk French.
  • That Surprising French Language – an engaging five-part series that studies a language often called the most cultured and colorful in the world. Topics include reading and writing, speaking and spelling, a bit of French history, and a journey around the globe to see and appreciate the universality and vitality of the language.
  • On-the-Go Chinese with Xinwen: Mandarin Chinese Language Lessons – taking a functional approach to language acquisition, a massive collection of 50 three-minute lessons that uses simple scenarios based on everyday situations to immerse learners in the elements of practical conversation.
  • Multilingual Hong Kong: A Sociolinguistic Case Study of Code-Switching – makes the hot-button phenomenon of language mixing (Cantonese and English) easily accessible through interviews with dozens of Hong Kong residents as well as linguistics experts.
  • Asi Son! Video Clip Collection (in Spanish) – specially created to help students understand casual, conversational Spanish—a sitcom-formatted collection of 10 video clips centering on a group of young friends living in Madrid who share the ups and downs of daily life.
  • Fire & Ink: The Legacy of Latin American Literature (Spanish with English subtitles) – a 13-part, Telly Award-winning Spanish-language series that guides viewers chronologically and thematically through Latin America’s varied genres and narrative styles, linking them to centuries of warfare, colonization, and national struggles for independence and identity.
  • The Molière Collection by La Comédie-Française (in French) – an outstanding 10+ hour collection of Molière’s plays in French. Dramatized by France’s oldest and most prestigious theater company, La Comédie-Française, which was formed in 1680 by Louis XIV himself.
  • The Glories of Spanish Literature (in Spanish) – filmed on location at literary landmarks throughout Spain, a stylish 13-part series, in Spanish, that examines the rich history of Spanish literature.

All titles are segmented into short, pedagogical clips, ideal for intermittent use during classroom lectures. For classwork viewing, students can choose to watch an entire film without interruption.

Features:

  • Conveniently segmented for lecture and in-class use
  • Unlimited access from any location—on campus or off
  • More than 700 hours of educational videos, lectures, and documentaries from top producers
  • Custom Content Upload Option
  • Captions, interactive transcripts, citations, Google Translate, and more
  • New videos added at no additional cost
  • Easily embed videos into Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, or other CMS
  • Tablet, mobile, PC & Mac friendly
  • Create and share personalized playlists using segments from multiple videos
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material

BBC Learning
Bill Moyers
Canadian Broadcast Corp
Channel 4 Learning
Films for the Humanities & Sciences
National Film Board of Canada
PBS NewsHour
Video Education America
Wide Angle

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