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Language Learning at the Library

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There are a lot of ways to learn and practice a new language at the library. We have books, audio and DVD courses, eBooks, programs, and a great digital language learning app, Mango Languages! A number of our online resources also offer language resources and portions of our website are available in translation, including our catalog search.

Blog Entries

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Bilingual Read-Along Books

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Sarah Hott

 

Have you checked out any of our Juvenile Read-Along books?

Find general information about our Juvenile Read-Along collection HERE on our website. 

The library’s collection of bilingual (English/Spanish) picturebook Read-Alongs continues to grow. A quick search of “bilingual read-alongs”  in the catalog reveals more than 50 titles. Some favorites are featured below.

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Cut Your Budget

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Katy Eckstein

Are you utilizing all that your library has to offer? The library has many services and resources to save you time and money. From printed books, magazines, and newspapers to 24/7 online access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more, the library is your one-stop shop for information and entertainment!

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Language Learning is Fun!

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Learning another language is exciting, helpful, and fun! If you’re looking to learn, we have just what you need. The library’s resources include a vast array of books, audiobooks, and even an app that can assist you: Mango. First, let’s see what books can help you get you started on your language-learning journey. 

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RESOURCES

Blue Ridge Download Consortium

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Read or listen to free eBooks, eAudiobooks, & magazines on your mobile device using the Libby app or on your computer. Visit OverDrive help for more instructions.

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Hoopla

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Hoopla is a web and mobile library media streaming platform that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone, even your TV.  Instant titles can be streamed immediately with no waiting, or be downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.  More popular titles are listed as Flex titles - if you've reached your limit, return one to get another! 

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Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area

Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area

Winchester Virginia's volunteer adult literacy
 organization. They teach reading, math, English language, computer, financial and citizenship skills to adults.

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Mango Languages

Mango Language

An online language learning tool that offers courses in Spanish, Polish, English, Mandarin, and more.

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Transparent Language

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Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn.  With courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, Transparent Language Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.  Some languages include a KidSpeak track for young learners.  

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Universal Class

Universal Class

Learn something new or update your existing skills! Choose from over 500 online courses, from photography to physics, computers to calligraphy.

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