December is National “Learn a Foreign Language” Month

Would you like to learn a new language? The Livingston Public Library has books, CDs,  DVDs, ebooks, and audiobooks to help you. In addition, the library provides free digital software like Rosetta Stone, Mango, and Little Pim for Livingston cardholders to learn a language online at your own pace. Start learning a language today during National “Learn a Foreign Language” Month!

Learn a language: Livingston Public Library Books, CDs and  DVDs 

Arabic15-minute Arabic : learn in just 12 weeks
BurmeseBurmese : phrasebook & dictionary
Chinese The first 100 Chinese characters : the quick and easy way to learn the basic Chinese characters
DanishDanish phrase book and dictionary
DutchBeginner’s Dutch with online audio
FarsiFarsi (Persian) for beginners : learning conversational Fars
FinnishFast talk Finnish : guaranteed to get you talking
FrenchRead & think French
GermanGerman at a glance : phrasebook, dictionary, traveler’s aid
GreekComplete Greek : learn to read, write, speak and understand Greek
HebrewModern Hebrew for beginners : a multimedia program for students at the beginning and intermediate levels
HindiHindi for beginners a guide to conversational Hindi 
IcelandicFast talk Icelandic : guaranteed to get you talking
IrishBeginner’s Irish : with online audio
ItalianLanguage hacking Italian : a conversation course for beginners : learn how to speak Italian–with actual people–right from the start! 
HungarianBeginner’s Hungarian with online audio
JapaneseEasy Japanese step by step : an innovative approach to speaking and reading Japanese
KoreanRead & speak Korean for beginners : the easiest way to learn to communicate right away! 
LatinLong live Latin : the pleasures of a useless language
NorwegianNorwegian phrase book and dictionary
PolishPolish phrase book & dictionary
PortugueseTeach Yourself Portuguese
RussianRussian for dummies
SpanishSpanish conversation
SwedishSwedish phrase book and dictionary
TagalogElementary Tagalog workbook
ThaiEasy Thai : learn to speak Thai quickly
TurkishBerlitz Turkish for your trip
VietnameseBeginner’s Vietnamese : with online audio 
YiddishThe complete idiot’s guide to learning Yiddish

Learn a language: ebooks & eaudiobooks 

Click here to find 62 ebooks and audiobooks to help you learn a foreign language. 


Mango Languages

Taught in your native language, you can take 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses. You can take the courses remotely, at the library, or through an app on your mobile device. 

Little Pim

Would you like your kids to learn a foreign language? Little Pim provides courses for early language development. You can access it through the computer browser and through an app. 

Rosetta Stone

Including 30 languages, the software uses images, text, and sound to teach words and grammar. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more.

— Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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