Reading Riot: Learn a New Language
Last week we recommended audio books for your upcoming summer road trips. But what if you plan to visit another country? Did you ever want to learn French or Farsi? Japanese or German?
Transparent Language Online is a library subscription offered free to our patrons. Accessed from the Research page of the library website, it’s an interactive language learning tool to develop everyday conversation skills in 60+ languages from Afrikaans to Zulu and everything in between.
Some of the language learning pages include cultural blogs and resources with video content so you can really get a sense of the county you plan to visit. Even if you never set foot outside of Virginia, with Transparent Language you can be an armchair traveler and see the world from the comfort of home.
If you plan to study a language in high school or college, this resource can be an excellent supplement to your classes. You can listen, read, speak and write, moving through the challenges at your own pace.
Simply log on, create your own user name and password and let the conversation begin!
Ann McDuffie, Youth Services, Bealeton branch library
For book lists, program highlights and staff suggestions for young adult readers published prior to January 2015, visit Reading Riot, our blog about the best books, events and websites for teen.