The Library offers print and online resources in a variety of languages, including bilingual dictionaries, popular fiction and nonfiction books in Spanish & Polish for both adults, teens, and children. Ask at either the Kids & Teens or Adult Services Desks for help finding these print collections, or get started using the online resources below.


mango languages buttonMango Languages
Offers interactive language learning in Spanish, French, German, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and more. There are also ELL courses for native speakers of Spanish, Polish, French, and other languages.

Use Mango on your computer or download the mobile app (Apple / Android).   


Additional Online Resources 

Babbel - Free, interactive language learning for Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, German, and more. Switch the site’s display language at the top of the page to learn English.

Busuu - Get started learning a language with flashcards and corrections from native speakers. Premium features require a paid account.

Duolingo - Free online language learning courses for beginners and more advanced learners. Coverage includes ESL, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, and more.

Foreign Service Institute language courses - Free, public domain materials developed by the U.S. government. More than 40 languages are covered.

Living Language - If you are learning with a Living Language audio course, download free listener’s guides, phrasebooks, bonus audio, and more through their site.

Memrise - Learn visually with user-generated, mnemonic flashcards.

Open Culture - Links to free language courses from around the Web, covering 48 languages. 

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