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Why Should Your Library Choose Living Language?
Besides being the foremost name in the field of foreign language self-study, Living Language has created affordable,
circulation-friendly programs that are guaranteed to speak volumes about the quality of your audio collection. Living Language
pioneered foreign-language self-study courses and is committed to publishing practical programs that address a variety of
learning styles and needs. Since 1946, millions of consumersyour patronshave learned to speak, read, and write
a new language with Living Language.
What Makes Living Language Courses So Successful?
In the shortest time possible, our variety of programs allows patrons to meet their language learning needsfrom basic
expressions to complete understanding and fluency. Unlike other courses on the market, the content of Living Language
programs are each unique and separatewe do not slice and dice the same material across multiple programs. The majority
of people prefer visual aids while learning, especially when it comes to new languages. For most of us, simply hearing the
words in a foreign language without any visual clues is not enough, and in fact it can be confusing and frustrating. Living
Language courses are successful because they combine audio with printed material, which means they target two senses at once.
This makes it easier for people to understand and remember, so they learn more quickly and easily. Listeners acquire conversational
skills, not memorized phrases.
Our Commitment Is Unmatched!
We firmly believe that language enriches lives, opens doors both professionally and personally, and above all builds communities.
Language study should not be all drills and rote memorization; languages should live. Language underlies all areas of human
interaction, and we strive to provide the highest quality language instruction tools that meet the widest variety of learning
styles, needs, and personal or professional goals.
Living Language is also part of the same Random House family of publishers as Books on Tape. We are located in New York City, where
every language imaginable can be heard each day in conversation, commerce, and education. Our staff alone can rightfully
claim over fifteen languages, not counting the native speaking professionals in every field we work with to develop courses
that reflect not only the latest trends in teaching, but also the most relevant and up to date content. As a team, we are
committed to our mission of making language accessible, and enjoyable, to everyone.