Whether you are just starting to learn a new language or are an advanced student, we have resources to help you succeed in language learning. For English as a Second Language, please see our ESL subject guide.
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages. It includes Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and more. (Requires Remote User Authentication for off-site patron access.)
Our OverDrive ebook collection has a number of language learning audiobook titles.
Tumble Books Library
The Tumble Books library includes a number of read-along children's titles in Spanish.
People en Espanol
National Encyclopedia en Espanol in Student Infotrac from 10/01/2012 to 3 months ago
Diner's Journal: Notes on Eating, Drinking and Cooking in Pop Culture from 09/20/2010 to present
Bon Appetit in Culinary Arts Collection from 02/01/2008 to present
Video demonstrations of American Sign Language vocabulary.
A free online language learning program for Spanish, French, and German for English-speakers. It also includes English for Spanish-speakers.
FSI Language Courses
Originally developed in the 1960s by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Services Institute, these courses are now made available freely online through downloadable texts and audio files. This site is an excellent source for free lessons in less-commonly available languages, like Amharic, Lao, Norwegian, Serbo-Croatian, Twi, Yoruba and many more.
iTunes Language Courses
Available through free itunes software, or for ipod, iphone, or ipad users, itunes has a wide variety of free language-learning podcasts.
In-depth lessons in several European languages and Chinese, and basic vocabulary in 40 languages from around the world.
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