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Foreign Language Education : Books

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Useful Words for Searching the Library Catalog


foreign language education

second language acquisition


In order to locate textbooks in the Library Catalog, you will first want to navigate to the Advanced Search tab, which can be located here.

In the Subject box, enter study and teaching. You may combine this search with an additional term to define the subject of the textbook (such as Spanish Language or French Language).

It may also be helpful to limit your results to MERIT Library. 

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Use Place a Request to request that books from any campus library be delivered to your campus library of choice. If the book you need is not on campus, use Request a Copy from UW System to request a copy from other UW Campuses or Borrow & Request: InterLibrary Loan for books not available within the UW Systems.

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Call Numbers

The general call number range for foreign language education materials is:

LB1580 (Teaching of Foreign Languages)

P51-57 (Linguistics)

PA 2087-2087.5 (Latin)

PB (Modern Languages)

PC 1112 (Italian)

PC2001-3761 (French)

PC4001-4977 (Spanish)

PF3001-3800 (German)

PG92-2117 (Russian)

PJ6123-6707 (Arabic)

PL520-4376 (Japanese, Chinese, Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese)

This is true for all MERIT locations: Professional, PreK-12, and Reference Stacks. Below are topical sections highlighting a few of the books at MERIT Library. There are many more general resource books and plenty of content-related books that you can find in the library catalog or by browsing the library;'s shelves in this call number range. 

General Books about Foreign Language Education at MERIT Library

Please note that the following books represent only a sample of what is available at MERIT Library. In order to examine the collection in greater detail, please consult the Library Catalog or visit MERIT Library.

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