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Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Featured Resource (access from home with your library card)

Mango Languages Rosetta Stone
50 languages & ESL 30 languages, level one

Lessons

  • Annenberg Learner - video learning for Spanish (Destinos), French (French in Action), and ESL (Connect with English)
  • BBC Languages - Interactive lessons, dictionaries, podcasts, games and more featuring Spanish, French, Italian, German,  Portuguese, Greek, and Chinese.
  • Busuu - Learn English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese or Russian.
  • Digital Dialects - Games and animated activities for language learners.
  • Duolingo - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German or Portuguese.
  • Forvo - Pronunciation guide to many of the world's languages by native speakers.
  • Indo-European Language Tutorials - Includes Dutch, Swedish, Icelandic, Faroese, Russian Ukrainian, Croatian, Finnish, Turkish, and Indonesian.
  • Internet Polyglot - Uses images and games to aid memorization.
  • Live Lingua - Foreign Service Institute language courses
  • Spanish Language Lab - Connect with a language tutor for help with your Spanish language class (free, but library card required).

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Language Resources

  • Bing or Google Translate - automatically translate words or phrases
  • Ethnologue- Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages.
  • Online Newspapers - Thousands of newspapers from all over the world in their native language.
  • Word2Word - Provides links to a variety of dictionaries and translators based on individual language.
  • WordReference.com - Online language dictionary and conjugator. Includes user-contributed forums discussing definitions, idioms, and usage.