Use your library card to log on to these world class online resources from trusted and authoritative publishers. If you don't have a library card you can apply for one online.
Learn a language online at home - (choose from English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Dutch), as well as fifteen interfaces including Polish and Hungarian. There are levels to suit everyone from the complete beginner to advanced student and sections designed to improve your reading, writing, speaking, listening and cultural skills.
A wide range of activities is available allowing you to devise your own personalized learning path to suit your needs. Cutting-edge speech recognition software recognizes what you say, assesses your pronunciation and corrects any mistakes and tests evaluate your progress.
So whether you want to learn holiday Italian, business Dutch or have just moved to the UK Tell Me More is the perfect tool for you. You will be asked to register and create your own account. You will need to have a microphone attached to your computer to use the speaking sections of the course. Tell Me More can not be used in the Library.
Seriously Addictive Language Learning! Transparent Language Online is a language-learning system that teaches you key words and phrases. Perfect for learning a holiday language or improving your vocabulary. Choose from an amazing 80 languages and learn online from home. There’s even an Apple or Android app for learning on the go!
Practice your language skills by reading foreign newspapers! International Newsstand gives access to more than 280 of the world's top newspapers. Titles include Asian Tribune, El Pais (Spanish/English), Gazeta Wyborcza (Polish), Le Monde (French), Pakistan Observer and the Wall Street Journal. The interface is available in 17 different languages including Polish, Hungarian, French and Japanese.
Definitions and origins of over half a million words (also includes a handy crossword-solving tool!)
Includes bilingual dictionaries: French, Italian, Spanish, Welsh and more.