Learn the languages of the world for free with your library card
Foreign languages don’t have to be Greek to you, as long as you have a Mentor Public Library card.
If you want to learn another language but don’t want to spend money on classes, books or software, try the Transparent Language database for free.
Transparent Language offers a simple, intuitive way to learn the basics of more than 100 different languages—pretty much any language you can think of, everything from Albanian to Zulu.
Transparent Language offers dozens of language lessons, which can help you negotiate everyday conversations, as well as vocabulary lists, proficiency tests, and pronunciation and conversation practice for each language.
And language is more than just knowing words and grammar, so Transparent Language includes culture blogs to add variety and depth to your learning experience. There are even interactive games for each language to help you practice.
Transparent Language is also great for people who are learning English. It offers 30 English-as-a-second-language courses, including ones for people who speak Chinese, Czech, Hindi, Polish, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese and more.
So whether you’re visiting France or just want to learn Urdu, check out Transparent Language. It’s just one of the dozens of useful databases available from Mentor Public Library.