Practice makes perfect! Just as athletes should run & lift weights, or musicians must practice their instruments, language learners grow by listening to the language outside of class.
A fun and free way to do so is by watching movies through the online video streaming site, Kanopy Video. Simply log on with your library card number and you can enjoy a plethora of international language movies (all with subtitles).
In no particular order, here are some of our favorites:
The 400 BLOWS (France), The Conformist (Italy), Ajami (Israel - Arabic/Hebrew), Officers (Ofitsery) (Russia), Maintains May Depart (China), Pelo malo (Venezuela), Ixcanul (Guatemala), Return to Cuba, Pequeñas mentiras piadosas (Cuba) and Las analfabetas (Chile).
You can also browse Global Studies & Languages and view more titles among additional genres: African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, etc.