Friday, September 03, 2010

Learn a 2nd Language

The Library will supply the resources, but you have to commit the time. Together, we can learn to speak a 2nd language.

Powerspeak Languages simulates gradual immersion into a new language through a series of stories, activities and learning exercises. For Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, or English for Spanish speakers

Tumblebook Library presents talking children's books in Spanish and French, as well as English.

Tell Me More Performance Spanish offers ten levels of instruction, from Complete Beginner to Expert, that cover all the skill areas needed to learn a language. A special feature of the program is its speech recognition technology which allows users to practice and assess their pronunciation. Tell Me More Performance Spanish is provided on a PC-compatible DVD-ROM. To get the full benefit of the program, computer speakers or headset and a microphone are needed.

Recorded Books’ Transparent Language courses consists of lessons--equivalent to one year of high school or one semester of a college course—designed to take users from beginner to intermediate-level proficiency. The software is provided on a USB drive that acts as a “key”. Users can access the program only when the drive is inserted into their PC or Mac. In addition to software for Spanish and English for Spanish speakers, the Library has Transparent Language programs for learning Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Russian, Spanish,and Portuguese.

Language Learning Research Guide includes instructions on how to search the catalog for study materials, and lists free websites for learning languages.

1 comment:

steve nosrat said...

Spanish is a powerful language and and it is the most well known language and this language is given the first priority in the professional life.