Join other new English speakers for conversational English practice. A certified instructor with the Adult Literacy League, will lead and facilitate programs. Registration is required, please call 407.835.7323 to reserve your spot! This program is presented through a partnership established between the Orange County Library System and the Adult Literacy League, Inc.
USA Learns is an interactive web based multimedia system for adults to learn English, and improve basic reading, writing, and speaking skills. Learn how to navigate and use this new language learning website from the library or home to improve your English.
An interactive computer based English as a second language program for all learning levels. Native language guides are available in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Vietnamese for ESL students.
Rocket Languages places an emphasis on conversational learning which will have you speaking the language right from the beginning.
The language learning tools provided include MP3 interactive audio lessons you can use on your computer or transfer to an MP3 device (including iPods), software-based learning games, and fully illustrated language and culture lessons embedded with audio.
Use your library card to access the Rocket Languages site where you can then create an account with Rocket Languages. Languages offered include American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and English instruction for Spanish speakers.
The OverDrive In-Flight and TravelTalk series of language study is designed with travelers in mind. Just type "in-flight" or "traveltalk" into the OverDrive search box to access and download language instruction to your PC, burn to a CD, transfer to your iPod, or use on your MP3 player. See title entry for play options.
Arabic (Egyptian), Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Euro-Spanish, Farsi (Persian), Filipino (Tagalog), Latin American Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Portuguese (European) languages are available in the In-Flight and TravelTalk series.
For more extensive courses of language study, OverDrive has the VocabuLearn series which covers basics through advanced vocabulary and expressions. Enter "vocabulearn" into the OverDrive search box for titles.
OverDrive offers many languages to learn with VocabuLearn: Armenian, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Spanish, Swedish, and Vietnamese.
You can also find the language you want to study in OverDrive by entering the language or series name in the search box.
English as a second language programs for Spanish speakers are also available, by searching under "ingles."
Enjoy learning sign language with materials for adults, babies, and children in a variety of popular formats and levels for your learning needs. Request books and DVDs for home delivery, or start learning now with e-books and Rocket Languages.
Language-learning courses at your fingertips, wherever you go! Get full access to all our Mango Library courses, hear pronunciations, learn vocabulary and grammar with this easy application for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or smartphone. Create a free Mango Languages account and then download the app!
Through a grant from IBM, the Library is pleased to offer access to Traducelo Ahora (Translate Now), which offers the ability to translate emails from English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Get more information about Tradúcelo Ahora.
A fun and intuitive online language program rich in imagery which you can customize to your own pace. Each Mango lesson includes practical conversation skills as well as vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture instruction. With the Voice Comparison feature you can compare your voice to a native speaker to perfect pronunciation. Mango’s language instruction is based on the way people learn language in a foreign culture through practical conversation. Try Mango Mobile for language-learning courses wherever you go!
Mango language learning is offered at three levels:
Basic - Ideal for travelers making a short trip to a foreign country.
Complete 1.0 & 2.0 - Designed for students desiring to increase their vocabulary and speak more fluently.
Languages Available for Mango Basic: Arabic (Levantine), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian (Creole), Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Pashto, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Latin American), Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
English as a Second Language for Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish (Latin American), Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers.
Languages Available for Mango Complete: Arabic (Levantine), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian (Creole), Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Latin American), Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Urdu.
English as a Second Language for Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish (Latin American), Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers.
Practice your English pronunciation and improve your reading skills with Reading Companion. This online program provides immediate feedback to the reader through voice recognition software. Using a headset and microphone, students read along on the computer screen assisted by an online "tutor."
Once you've created a Reading Companion account with the Library, you can access the service from home, office, or during any of our open language labs through the Reading Companion's website at www.readingcompanion.com. Reading Companion is PC-based only and is not compatible with MACs at this time.
Learn on the go with playaways, prerecorded audiobooks on small, portable MP3-style players. Listen to your favorite fiction books in other languages for the pleasure of hearing the language. Language courses are available for Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Urban English, and English as a second language for Haitian, Spanish, and Vietnamese speakers. Learn more with language listening courses and literature to play as you go!
For language immersion select a foreign film by language or country from our outstanding foreign film collection. Use our Advanced Search to view titles by language, country, and genre. Select Material Type - DVD, and enter the language or country in the search field such as Foreign Films Italian or Foreign Films French.
Use your computer and watch these curriculum oriented multimedia videos from home or in the Library. These English as a Second Language videos include worksheets, teacher-guides, and online resources.
Books on CD
On the go? Become fluent in another language or learn English while you drive. Languages offered include: