Tag Archives: foreign languages

Help with learning intermediate and advanced legal Chinese

Looking to improve your  beginning level Chinese language skills? The Law Library has acquired a copy of the following book and accompanying audio CD.

法律汉语 商事篇 (Chinese Law: Trade and Commerce)
Call Number PL1117.5L38 Z36 2007
http://catalog/view/9228129

This is an intermediate/advanced level Chinese legal language study aid. The focus of the readings, vocabulary lists , and study questions is on commercial law and foreign investment in China.

Busuu – langauge learning community

Bussu offers free software and social networking features to help learn Spanish, French and German.  Requires registration.

http://www.busuu.com/

Pronunciation Guide for Foreign Names

Voice of America provides a pronunciation guide for names of foreign leaders and dignitaries. Type  in a name or choose from an alphabetical list.

Example of Sergio Viera de Mello from the VOA site. In addition to the written phonetic spelling, the site also provides an audio file of name being spoken in translation.

DE MELLO, SERGIO VIERA

Brazil

SEH-zhee-o vee-A-rah day MEH-lo

VOA Pronunciation Guide

http://names.voa.gov/index.cfm