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Foreign Language


Resources in languages other than English, and
Resources to help you learn a foreign language.

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Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner.

* * If you want to access NC LIVE from home, you will need your library card number and password. Once on the log-in page, choose Burke County Public Library and enter your entire library card number (no spaces) and password. Call or come by the library today for more information!

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Language Learning Resources through Overdrive are available as ebooks, audiobooks, and videos. We have lots of different languages, different learning approaches, and different levels! Download ebooks and audiobooks to your computer, cell phone, iPod, or ebook reader (including Kindle), or stream the video to your device through a browser. You just need your library card number, password, and internet access to get started! If you have a smart phone or tablet, download the Libby app for the best experience.

How-To-Videos and Step-by-Step instructions for each device.

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Literacy Matters @ your library: Want to Learn English? How about work on your reading skills? The Library has just updated and expanded the collection of ESL and Literacy books, CDs, and DVDs. Check them outon this webpage; they're free through your Library!

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la biblioteca en español: Información sobre la biblioteca, y sitios en el web en español.