If you couldn’t guess from my super-clever title, the theme of these blog posts will be all about the Periodicals collection at the J. Ardis Bell Library at the NE Campus of TCC. That includes newspapers, popular magazines, academic journals, newsletters, and much more…
TCC Students have a variety of reasons for studying a different language… Do you love dining on French cuisine, and want to order your own escargot like an expert? Perhaps your dream is to travel across Europe, climb the Alps and put your German skills to the test? Are you looking to brush up on your Spanish before a job interview? Or are you someone who just loves to try new things?
In any case, the TCC Northeast Campus Library carries subscriptions to several magazine titles in other languages, available to help our students (and the community at large) get more in touch with the language and culture of those other countries.
If French is your forte, we have issues of France-Amerique, which connects the French and American cultures through current events, art, politics and more. We also carry a French children’s magazine entitled, J’aime Lire (I Like to Read), with short stories, comics, jokes, and other entertaining ways to help both adults and kids learn a new language.
Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
For anyone interested in learning more about the German language and culture, we carry two popular magazines to help you out. Merian is an international tourism magazine, covering different travel sites and attractions, all over the world, from a German perspective. We also have Bunte – a popular weekly celebrity and entertainment magazine (similar to People) that covers all the gossip, from Berlin to Hollywood, CA!
Whether you are studying Spanish for the first time, or if you just need a quick refresher, many of our students will enjoy thumbing through the library’s issues of Spanish-language magazine titles like Vanidades – a fashion and beauty magazine, similar to Vogue or Vanity Fair. Every issue is full of beautiful fashion spreads, exotic photographs, and more. We also carry Prevention en Espanol – a title for the health conscious, similar to the English-language magazine, Prevention.
For more information, or if you need assistance in locating any of these titles, please don’t hesitate to ask a library staff member for help. That’s what we’re here for!
Categorised in: Periodicals Spotlight
This post was written by JAMES PONDER