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Learn a Language: Books

Resources to support language exchange at Goldsmiths

Language audiobooks

Books

Goldsmiths Library has a large collection of both print books and ebooks (accessible from home using your username and password).  

You can search for print and ebooks on the Library Search.

Useful classmarks

Books are arranged on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal Classification system (000-999). Below is a list of the most relevant classmarks for learning languages

407 Teaching and Learning language
420 English
430 German
439 Other Germanic languages (subdivided as below)
439.31 Dutch
439.63 Icelandic
439.7 Swedish
439.81 Danish
439.82 Norwegian
440 French and related romance languages
453 Italian
459 Romanian 
460 Spanish
469 Portuguese
473 Latin
483 Greek
491.42 Panjabi
491.43 Hindi
491.439 Urdu
491.44 Bengali
491.47 Gujarati
491.55 Persian/Farsi
491.597 Kurdish
491.62 Irish
491.63 Scottish Gaelic
491.66 Welsh
491.7  Russian
491.8 Slavic languages
491.813 Bulgarian 
491.823 Croatian
491.85 Polish
491.86 Czech
491.92 Lithuanian
491.991 Albanian
492.4 Hebrew
492.7 Arabic
492.8 Ethiopian
493.54 Somali
494.35 Turkish
494.511 Hungarian
494.541 Finnish
494.811 Tamil
495.1 Chinese
495.43 Tibetan
495.6 Japanese
495.7 Korean
495.91 Thai
495.922 Vietnamese
496.39 Bantu
496.392 Swahili
496.3986 Zulu
499.221 Indonesian
499.92 Basque