The following is an example of how to use the Language Survival Guides with the iPod. We will load files from the CD to the iPod using the same order as the word and phrase lists in the Guide. We will use the Portuguese Basic Survival Guide. Portuguese Basic is one of 9 survival guides covering basic language and military scenarios.


Each audio file is tagged with basic information and once downloaded to the iPod, it will organize it for you according to the following labels:

Name: File name

Artist: Language

Album: Language: Module ##: Section

Composer: DLIFLC, CD, ED-Tech

Genre: Language Survival Guide


You can navigate all audio using any of the above tags.


To further organize the audio, you can create what iPod calls a playlist. Playlists appear as folders in the iTunes menu. You can create a Playlist for individual module sections or for entire LSK modules. We suggest you only create playlists for sections you will refer to often, such as Basic 05: Numbers.


To download audio to your iPod, connect the iPod to your computer and open iTunes. On the left you will see your iPod's name listed under 'Devices'. In the main window you will see the options for your iPod. Under 'Summary' under 'Options' select 'Manually manage music' and 'Enable disk use'. This allows you to remove and add files to your iPod without syncing to iTunes. If you sync your iPod then iTunes will erase everything you have on the iPod and upload only what it has in it's local library.


Under Devices, choose Music under your iPod's name to open the iPod's library.


On the CD, go to the section on Language Survival Guides and click on any of the LSK links. In this example we will use Basic. Click on ‘Basic’ to expand the menu and reveal the various sections.


Each section is separated so you can download individual subjects you are interested in or you can download all the audio for that LSK at once by choosing 'All Basic Audio'. With both windows open, choose 'All Basic Audio'. Click on the 'Basic All Audio' folder and drag it to your drag your selection to the Music window. All audio files in the folder are tagged for use on the iPod, so they go straight to your device.


To create a new playlist, go to the File menu or right-click on the name of your iPod. Choose 'New Playlist' from the sub-menu. Type in a name that will identify the audio. Note: All the playlists are shown here. If there are none, no playlist is listed.


We will use the Basic LSK as an example for setting up playlists:

  1. First, we will load the pronunciation guide. Please note on the cover that the sections are numbered, but the Pronunciation Guide, present in all of them, is not listed. Therefore, in order to begin the sequence we name the playlist (folder) with a ‘0’ (zero) in it. It can be anything, but as an example we will use ‘Basic 0-Pronunciation’ as the playlist name.
  2. To do that, go to File, and select ‘New Playlist’. Underneath the iPod name, you will see ‘untitled playlist’ or words to that effect depending on the version of your software. Enter ‘Basic 0-Pronunciation’ and hit Enter or Return.
  3. On the CD, click on ‘Pronunciation Guide’ under the 'Basic' menu. A folder with the sound files will be shown. Drag the folder to ‘Basic 0-Pronunciation’. The tab should change color. Release and allow the sound files to copy. You can see the progress on the status window at the top of the iTunes page. Make sure the copying is completed before closing the window with the recordings. Click the head of the column at ‘Name’ to make sure the files are in numerical order. Should the files not be in order, locate the English in the phrase book and work from there. The number of the phrase is shown on the iPod screen.
  4. Continue the process for as many files/playlists as you wish. The phrases in the book are numbered, shown in English, transliterated, and displayed in Portuguesescript.
The following is a list of suggested playlist names to be built using the above process. You can copy (by highlighting and using Alt+C) and paste (using Alt+V) in the playlist tab to name the list. Loading 22 files may take some time. Be patient and persistent.

Each folder is labeled to help you with titles.
  • Basic 00-Pronunciation
  • Basic 01-Commands
  • Basic 02-Helpful Words
  • Basic 03-Greetings/Introductions
  • Basic 04-Interrogation
  • Basic 05-Numbers
  • Basic 06-Days/Time
  • Basic 07-Directions
  • Basic 08-Locations
  • Basic 09-Descriptions
  • Basic 10-Emergency Terms
  • Basic 11-Food/Sanitation
  • Basic 12-Fuel/Maintenance
  • Basic 13-Medical/General
  • Basic 14-Medical/Body Parts
  • Basic 15-Military Ranks
  • Basic 16-Lodging
  • Basic 17-Occupations
  • Basic 18-Customs/Port of Entry
  • Basic 19-Relatives
  • Basic 20-Weather
  • Basic 21-General Military
  • Basic 22-Mine Warfare