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Modern Languages for Continuing Education: Other languages K- Z

Guide to resources available for language students, from the Continuing Education Department or online.

Other languages

This page and the previous page list those languages which are taught at the Department for Continuing Education, but for which the Library does not yet hold many resources. If you are studying one of these languages, do check back as these pages will be updated.

The Library has a collection of films which are available to borrow or to watch in the Library with headphones. Foreign language films are listed under the relevant languages below. See the Library website for details.

The Oxford University Language Centre provides links to useful online resources for studying various languages - see the Language Centre.

The Open Resources site compiled by OUDCE tutors contains language materials. From the home page, select the Subjects tab and search for the language of your choice.



The library holds the following books:

Sogang Korean new series Workbook 1A call number 495.7 KIM (Oversize) recommended text

The Si-sa-yong-o-sa / Random House unabridged English-Korean dictionary call number 495.7 RAN Q/REF, Reference only

Hanʼguk chŏngchʼi chʿejeron / Korea : The state and political system in transition call number 951.904 KIM, text in Korean language

Useful websites

Hanbeat - Korean television shows that you can watch online

Korean Dictionary

Free online course


The Library does not yet hold any Polish language books.


We hold the following films, which are available to borrow or to watch in the Library with headphones.

  • Katyń. (dir. Andrzej Wajda)
  • Man of marble (dir. Andrzej Wajda)
  • Double Life of Veronique (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  • Short film about killing (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

Useful websites

Polish Language and Culture Resources -  links provided by the University of Iowa

 Memrise’s “Hacking Polish”  - simple, but versatile phrases that you can use in many everyday situations

Polish Pod 101 - some basic Polish learning podcasts



Books on the Portuguese language are at call number 469, including:

Gramática ativa 1 by Isabel Coimbra  (recommended text)

Portuguese verbs and essentials of grammar by Sue Tyson-Ward

Useful websites

Language learning library - basic grammar and common words and phrases for beginners

Biblioteca Nacional Digital  - digital collection of classic literature from the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal.

Ciberportuguês A selection of links to Portuguese sources online, covering news, language, literature and linguistics.



Books on Sanskrit are at the call number 491.2. Examples include:

Sanskrit : an introduction to the classical language by Michael Coulson

A Sanskrit grammar for students by Arthur A. Macdonell


Useful websites

Digital Shikshapatri - a digitised version of the Sanskrit manuscript "Shikshapatri", written by Shree Swaminaryan, founder of Swaminarayan Hinduism. The site gives access to the text itself as well as online resources which set the Shikshapatri in its historical, cultural and religious context.



The Library holds the following books:

Nyborjarsvenska: Svensk-engelsk ordlista Call number 439.732 GOR Pamphlet

Nybor̈jarsvenska : nybörjarbok i svenska som främmande språk Call number 439.78 GOR


Swedish films available include:

  • Fanny and Alexander
  • The Magician
  • Smiles of a summer night
  • Summer with Monika
  • Wild strawberries

Useful websites

Digitala sparet - Links to sites where you can study Swedish online

Swedish Radio



Books about Turkish are at the call number 494.35. Some examples include:

Modern Turkish : a complete self-study course for beginners by B. Orhan Doğan (recommended text)

Turkish for foreigners by Hikmet Sebüktekin.

Useful websites

Loecsen Simple vocabulary for beginners

Totally Turkish Free online course in Turkish

Turkish Language Society For advanced students - website is in Turkish. Includes dictionaries