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Suggested Series

These recommended language-learning series are a great place to start!

Books and Audio Materials at the Winnipeg Public Library

Some suggested series to help you on your way to learning a new language include:


Language/30 audio CD courses are available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Conversational Punjabi, Conversational Swahili, French, German, Irish, Italian, Korean, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese.

To search the catalogue for the Language/30 series, enter "Language/30" in the search bar.


Pimsleur series

Simon & Schuster's Pimsleur language program offers language learning through CDs with accompanying printed materials in the following languages:
Albanian, Armenian, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Eastern Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Modern Greek, Norwegian, Ojibwe, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Spanish,  Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
Some of these languages can also be learned through DVDs. The series also includes juvenile materials in a number of different languages called "Little Pim", which is available as a DVD or streaming on hoopla.
To find this series in our catalogue, enter "Pimsleur" in the search bar.

Teach Yourself series

The Teach Yourself series contains an array of topics and interests, including a large selection of language learning books and audio materials including:

Afrikaans, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese and many more.

To find this series in our catalogue, choose "Series" from the drop down menu and enter "Teach Yourself" in the search bar.