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Language Learning

Free resources for learning a new language

or improving your English

Library Databases

Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service, with 75 languages and 3,750 available courses. Learn how to actually speak a foreign language with the help of pronunciation analysis, virtual coaches and simulated conversations. For both beginners and advanced learners, kids to adults. Also includes interactive ESL for 50 non-English languages. 

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MUZZY is an award-winning, multimedia language program designed especially for beginning level foreign language and English (ESL) learning. MUZZY currently offers 8 world language options for all ages.

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Materials in the Library

The Library has materials for learning languages. For example, do a keyword search for “Spanish self-instruction” to get an idea of what is available for learning Spanish. Or, browse call numbers 400-499 to find materials on languages from English to Tagalog.

ESL English as a Second Language

The Library has a section especially for people who wish to improve their English skills. We also offer Conversation Classes and one to one tutoring through Project Read. Contact or call the Reference Desk at (925) 931-3400 menu option 4

Language Links

USA Learns is a site for learning English and improving basic reading, writing, speaking and life skills.

Open Culture is a site offering courses in 46 languages.

Livemocha is a language learning community. It offers online practice and interaction with native language speakers from around the world.




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