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Language Learning

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August 10, 2009

New in 2010! The Library has subscribed to:

Mango: Languages
-- A language learning program that teaches practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world's most popular languages: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese. For access, visit our Online Resource webpage:

Looking for some free Internet sites to help you learn another  language?  Here are a few resources that may help you get started.*

  • Annenberg Media Programs—Language Learning -- Free video language courses for learning English, Spanish, French, and German
  •  BBC Languages -- Audio and video courses for French, German, Spanish, and Italian languages. Some resources for Welsh, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese and other languages.
  • FSI Language Courses  -- Free online language learning courses for more than 25 languages. Developed by the Foreign Service Institute.
  • La Mansión del Inglés -- Curso de inglés multimedia online gratis. Free English courses for Spanish speakers.
  • Visual Link Languages -- Hundreds of free lessons, games and activities to learn 8 languages; Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
  • Learn American English Online -- Four levels of English lessons with videos and printable practice exercises
  • Livemocha -- Free social online language learning tool that uses audio-visual lessons for ten languages. Connect with a foreign language learning partner worldwide.

*Please Note:  These sites are not maintained or sponsored by MCPL. They are offered here without guarantee, and you may choose to use them at your own discretion.


Language Learning

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