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Whether you want to learn basic greetings or as much as you can about another language, we have resources to help you get started.

Indigenous Languages Information Guide

English as an Additional Language Information Guide

Salut, Hola, Nǐ hǎo, Hei, Kon’nichiwa, Guten tag, Jambo, Hallo, Marhabaan, Sawasdee, Dobryj Den, Xin Chào, Ahoj, Hallå, Kamusta, Shalom...

Learning a new language can be fun and exciting and also intimidating. Use this guide as a starting point to explore resources at the library, online, and in the community to support you to learn a new language. Who knows, you might even learn more than one.

New to the language learning journey? Start here:

How to speak any language fluently
Fluent in three months
The book of languages : talk your way around the world
Fluent forever : how to learn any language fast and never forget it
How languages are learned
A little book of language

Dual language books

Dual language books (also called bilingual books) can help you on your language learning journey by including two languages in one book, often side-by-side. They are a useful tool for language learners who already have knowledge of one language when learning a new language. They support learning new words, seeing them in sentences, and comparing them to their other language in the book. The dual language books at the library are English paired with another language.

Tagalog stories for language learners : folktales and stories in Filipino and English
What's in my garden? : a book of colors = Mādhā yūjadu fī mazraʻatī : Kitāb al-alwān
The magical rooster : a tale in English and Chinese
Midabbada Elmer = Elmer's colours
Buri and the marrow : an Indian folk tale
Mamá the alien = Mamá la extraterrestre

Language learning series

These series come in book and/or CD formats and include many languages in each.