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Book Collection

The Library has books for learning the following languages:  German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, French, Creole, Italian, Rumanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, Bengali, Irish, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hebrew, Arabic (Egyptian), Turkish, Tamil, Chinese Korean, Japanese, Thai, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Lao, Vietnamese, Swahili, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Esperanto. The major languages all have dictionaries and grammars, and all languages have phrase books. Check the catalog for details.

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Mango offers over 40 foreign languages, and more than 15 ESL courses taught in native languages. You can learn anytime and anywhere with remote access and free mobile apps.


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Pronunciator: The World's Largest Language Learning Service

  • Comprehensive language learning software supports learning of 80 languages in 50 different interfaces
  • Largest ESL curriculum with courses in 50 non-English lanaguages
  • Apps are available for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Kindle
  • Includes up to 22 months of guided instructions per language, and 6-8 weeks of travel and healthcare courses

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to learn how to use it.


Pimsleur Language Program

Language learning audio materials are located on the second floor of the Main Library. See catalog holdings for popular Pimsleur courses for learning different world languages.


DVDs for Learning Language

Find our language DVD collection in the library catalog.





Check our new selection of playways to learn different languages.




Digital media Resources.

Learn languages downloading free E-Audio and E-Books from our digital media resource page.
Check our “In No Time” series and other digital resources.




Internet Resources

Byki.Com – Before You Know It
Language-learning system includes desktop software, online applications, free content, articles, and games. Byki can be used to learn 74 different languages. - Language learning tool from iTunes.

Live Lingua - U.S. Foreign Service Institute language courses

iLoveLanguages – Site provides 2,400 links including some free online courses.

Foreign Service Institute - The FSI language courses cover over 40 languages.


Language Social Networks

Italki - Connects users with potential learning partners or teachers.  

Live Mocha – World community network offers structured lessons on all levels.

My Language Exchange
– Matches learners with native speakers online in small mixed groups speaking two languages.  

Learn a language from native speakers around the world for free. - Language learning community

English as a Second Language

ESL & Literacy Resources