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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 only.


  • 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.
  • Defense Language Institute Courses - GLOSS lessons are developed for independent learners to provide them with the learning/teaching tools for improving their foreign language skills.
  • Digital Dialects - Animated activities for language learners in 56 languages.
  • 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.
  • Innovative Language Learning - Free podcast lessons with registration. More advanced materials available for a fee. French, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.
  • Internet Polyglot - Uses images and games to aid memorization. Includes Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, Hindi, Polish, Romanian, Czech, Norwegian, Hungarian, and Estonian.
  • Live Lingua - Foreign Service Institute language courses
  • LiveMocha - An online language learning community. Learn from native speakers.
  • - Covers pronunciation, phrases and vocabulary, linguistics and travel guides for 35 languages.
  • Open Culture Languages - Learn 48 languages online for free
  • Spanish Language Lab - Connect with a language tutor for help with your Spanish language class (library card required).

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Online Dictionaries and Translators

Language Resources