Loyola University Chicago

Language Learning Resource Center

Software

   Following is a list of software applications available to students at Loyola University Chicago. Some are on the Loyola Computer Network and are accessible at any Loyola computer center. Others are available only in the LLRC, Crown Center 208, Lake Shore Campus.


All Languages
Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

All Languages

  • Mango
    The LLRC is offering the Mango language learning software by request to students enrolled in Loyola language courses 101 through 104!

    To obtain a mango license, visit the LLRC in Crown Center 208 and speak with one of our staff. To learn more about Mango visit their website. Spring 2016

  • Microsoft Word for Mac - LLRC, Macintosh. Word processor that provides spelling, grammar check, and visual keyboard. It functions for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. These features can be accessed via the pull-down menu near the upper right-hand corner of the screen (labeled with a flag icon).
  • Microsoft Word XP - On the LUC Network under Loyola Software, Common Desktop Applications. Word processor that allows typing and checking spelling in a variety of foreign languages. Computers in the LLRC are set up to type in any of the languages taught by the Modern Languages and Literatures Department. You can select a language from the Language Bar, found near the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
  • On-Screen Keyboard - On any PC. From the Start Menu, go to Programs, Accessories, Accessibility and select On-Screen Keyboard. Virtual keyboard that displays the key layout for any given language and allows inputting specific characters using the mouse.
  • World Languages (101 Languages of the World) - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh only. Beginning level lessons for dozens of languages, including all languages taught by the department and many others, such as Portugese, Swahili, and Tagolog. Ideal for those with travel plans!

Arabic

  • Alif Baa with DVDs (Gerogetown Universtiy Press.) - LLRC, DVDs, PC. Accompany Alif Baa textbook. Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds.
  • Al-Kitaab with DVDs (Gerogetown University Press.)- LLRC, DVDs, PC. Accompany Al-Kittabb textbook for beginning Arabic.
  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.   

Chinese

  • Instant Immersion Mandarin- LLRC, CD-ROM, PC.  A set of multimedia exercises in reading, listening, speaking and writing.
  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh, or PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.   

French

  • Elementary French Exercises (ELFE) - Now here, online, nearly 800 interactive comprehensive grammar exercises for all aspects of French grammar, organized by grammatical topic.
  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh, or PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • Système D - On the LUC network, click on the "Start" button -> All Programs -> Loyola Software -> Academic Applications -> Language Applications and then click on Système D. Word processor add-on developed for French students. Provides dictionary, vocabulary assistance, spell check and grammar information. Recommended for students in FREN 102-104.
  • Le Petit Robert - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh or PC. Comprehensive French dictionary with 60,000 words.
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.

German

  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh or PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.   

Hebrew

  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh or PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.

Hindi

  • World Talk: Learn Hindi - LLRC, CD-ROM, PC or Mac. Improves listening and speaking skills through fun games.
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.   

Italian

  • Prego! Interactive CD-ROM - LLRC, PC or Macintosh. Interactive grammar and vocabulary review which accompanies the Prego 6th Ed. textbook.
  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh or PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.

Japanese

  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh or PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • Yookoso - Interactive CD to accompany Yookoso textbook. 
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.

Polish

  • World Talk: Learn Polish - LLRC, CD-ROM, PC or Mac. Improves listening and speaking skills through fun games.
  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh or PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.   

Portuguese

  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh or PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.   

Russian

  • World Talk: Learn Russian - LLRC, CD-ROM, PC or Mac. Improves listening and speaking skills through fun games.
  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh or PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • Nachalo Interactive (Book 1 and 2) - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh or PC. Accompanies Nachalo 101-102 textbooks.
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.   

Spanish

  • Atajo - On the LUC network, click on the "Start" button -> All Programs -> Loyola Software -> Academic Applications -> Language Applications and then click on Atajo. Word processor add-on developed for Spanish students. Provides dictionary, vocabulary assistance, spell check and grammar information. Recommended for students in SPAN 102-104.
  • Transparent Language - LLRC, CD-ROM, Macintosh or PC. Focus is on reading practice using assorted texts ("Titles"). Users can click on any word and get a translation, grammatical info., and hear the word pronounced. Activities include games to practice vocabulary and self-recording to practice pronunciation. All levels.
  • El Pequeno Larousse Ilustrado - dictionary on CD
  • For additional software, see the All Languages section.