Language Learning Media Subscriptions
The LRC subscribes to different online language learning products to supplement your language learning efforts.
Yabla-language immersion with authentic video.
This is language immersion through online video that is accessible to students, faculty, and staff of University of Michigan.
* Work on your Listening Comprehension Skills!
* Watch authentic French, Spanish, and English video clips from television, film and music!
* Listen to authentic materials at different speeds!
* Choose whether you want subtitles, translations, both or neither!
You need to register to use the full features of Yabla, but registration is free! If you want to take a look at it first, see the demos below.
Register for French Yabla (View Demo)
Register for Spanish Yabla (View Demo)
Register for German Yabla (View Demo)
NEW! Register for Italian Yabla (View Demo)
NEW! Register for Chinese Yabla (View Demo)
NEW! Register for English Yabla (View Demo)
FAQ's for Yabla
Why do I need to register or subscribe, if it’s free?
Good question! The LRC pays an annual subscription fee to Yabla in order to make this resource available to the UofM language learning community. The registration process is necessary to verify membership in the UofM community and to count the number of users (and, thus, the amount the LRC will pay). We thank you for your understanding.
Why do I have to wait for my subscription to be processed?
As part of the registration process, we need to verify membership in the UofM community. This means a member of the LRC staff must actually cross-check the request with the umich directory and update the membership database. We thank you for your patience.
Can anyone register or subscribe?
The Yabla video clips will be available to anyone in the University of Michigan (umich) community – undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty!
How long will I have access to Yabla?
You will have access for one month. Just like a library book, it will be possible to renew your subscription before the end of 30 days. If there is no one on the waitlist to sign up, your request will be granted.
Mango Languages-basic language lessons offered for more than 70 languages.
The LRC offers the UM community language lessons through Mango at no charge to you! You can see what languages are offered here. Or, sign up for an account here:
Not affiliated with UM? Several local libraries provide Mango premium access to cardholders! On your Mango account profile, click "Organizations" and search for any of the follow:
- Ypsilanti District Library
- Saline District Library
- Dexter District Library
- Salem-South Lyon Distrcit Library
- Canton Public Library
*All of the listed public libraries require a library card number to access Mango premium.
SCOLA- offering video resources for over 175 languages.
SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on their website.
Submit your request to login with the LRC subscription here (you should be logged into Google with your umich account to access this form)
Foreigncy- access to 700+ language sets.
Foreigncy provides language-learning resources for advanced learners and professionals. They currently offer materials for Mandarin, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Russian. If you would like an account with Foreigncy, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org