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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 literacy@cityofpleasantonca.gov 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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