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There is no best time of year to start learning a new language. So why not start now? The library has all you need to aid you in your studies. In addition to the library's physical materials featured below, the library also has a great digital language learning resource called Rocket Languages (Scroll down the list of online resources and click the link for Rocket Languages). It's a free service that gives you all the tools you need to learn any language you desire in an interactive and fun way. Try it out!

Audio Materials

Starting Out in Arabic

Complete Mandarin Chinese : The Basics.

Learn Mandarin Chinese step-by-step with 40 lessons.

French: Complete Course

40 lessons on three compact discs, with coursebook manual, and dictionary.

All-Audio German: Basic-Intermediate

An English-speaking narrator guides the user through 35 short lessons; listen and repeat after the native German speakers. The guide shows the spelling and text of all the dialogues, along with a brief grammar summary and a glossary of grammatical terms. Designed to help learn the German language while driving, working around the house, or exercising at the gym.

Complete Russian: The Basics

The discs provide pronunciation coaching by native speakers, with simple words, sentences, and dialogues. The coursebook contains 40 lessons on practical, everyday topics; vocabulary, straightforward explanation, and plenty of examples; and supplemental sections on letters, e-mail, and the Internet. The Russian-English English-Russian dictionary contains more than 15,000 words, idioms, and expressions, with everyday examples of usage.

Complete Spanish: The Basics

The discs provide pronunciation coaching by native speakers, with simple words, sentences, and dialogues. The coursebook contains 40 lessons on practical, everyday topics; vocabulary, straightforward explanation, and plenty of examples; and supplemental sections on letters, e-mail, and the Internet. The Spanish-English English-Spanish dictionary contains more than 20,000 words, idioms, and expressions, with everyday examples of usage.

Instructional Books

Arabic Conversation

French: The Easy Way

The Everything German Practice Book

Essential Japanese Grammar

Wheelock's Latin

The Everything Spanish Grammar Book : All the Rules you Need to Master Espanol

The classic Latin text, with grammatical explanations and readings based on ancient authors, self-study exercises with answer key.

Verb Books

Other resources: Dictionaries (most are reference books and cannot be checked out, but there are some circulating dictionaries), Foreign Language Fiction and Non-Fiction Books, and of course Rocket Languages! Also, refer to my foreign films blog post to watch films in the language that you're learning.

Note: For German language learners, the County Library carries the German magazine Der Spiegel (The Mirror). To request an individual issue you must speak to a librarian.

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