Use these sites to learn a language or just to look up a word. Some sites require free registration so your course progress can be saved. Someday soon you may be able to watch the Library's extensive collection of foreign films without subtitles!
Web resource Available with Skokie Public Library card Available in Library only
A searchable directory that "links to over 3500 bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries freely available on the Internet."
Livemocha is the world's largest online community for language learners, with free lessons and a global community to help you learn a new language. Free registration is required.
Mango Languages provides access to a great variety of guided language learning programs, including foreign language and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Users can register to track their progress on the Mango site or simply select the “Start Learning” option to begin without registering. Use Mango to pick up a few phrases, or learn the basics of conversation in languages from Arabic to Vietnamese.
MUZZY Online is the fun way to learn a second language through games and interactive cartoon stories. Use Muzzy to learn English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish.
Rosetta Stone is a language learning resource that provides lessons in thirty languages, from Arabic to Vietnamese.
Please note: Only Level 1 lessons are available and a microphone is required.