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Online Resources

BBC Languages 
The BBC language site provides an excellent language-learning resource for the general public at no cost.

Livemocha Online Language Learning Community 
Livemocha is the world’s largest online language-learning community, offering free and paid online language courses in 35 languages to more than 6 million members from over 200 countries around the world.

Powerspeak Languages

Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods, including audio, video and interactive lessons. You may choose from Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, as well as ESL for Spanish speakers and ESL for Mandarin speakers.  Just click here and you’re on your way to experiencing a new language and culture.

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language learning system. Queens Library cardholders can use this interactive website to learn conversational language at their own pace. Rocket Language can be accessed from home and provides lifelong language learning. Customers can access it as streaming learning or by downloading it for easy access on all MP3 compatible device and can continue to access their program online until they have completed the course.

Languages available:
Spanish (Latin American), Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, English (Spanish Speakers), English (Japanese Speakers) and American Sign Language.

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