Language Resources

Language Resources

The library is uniquely positioned to help advance the goals of diversity, inclusion and equitable access for everyone by providing the space and tools to acquire skills in a new language, translate written texts or interpret a verbal speech. Kent District Library has embraced this opportunity and provides several services and materials available for all patrons and partner organizations.

Learn a Language

Three free databases provide plenty of options for ESL students or foreign language learners including portable apps for easy access and progress tracking.

Language Learning Tools

Rosetta Stone

Choose from 30 languages. Learn a few phrases or grow in fluency, online or with the mobile app. Create an account to get started.

Mango Languages

Teaches practical conversation skills for real communication. Fast, easy, and effective. ESL tailored for 20 languages.

Little Pim

Introduce a child to a foreign language in a way they can understand and enjoy. Courses are available in nine languages and English/ESL.

ASLdeafined

American Sign Language (ASL) video lessons for everyone: Deaf students, parents of Deaf children, and anyone who wants to learn.

Learn English (ESL)

Three free databases provide plenty of options for ESL students or foreign language learners including portable apps for easy access and progress tracking.

Language Learning Tools

Aprende Inglés con Rosetta Stone

Aprende más de 24 idiomas. Puedes estudiar en tu celular, tableta o computadora. El programa es interactivo y ofrece tutores por internet.

Aprende Inglés con Mango Languages

Inglés Para Hablantes De Español

Little Pim

Introduce a child to a foreign language in a way they can understand and enjoy. Courses are available in nine languages and English/ESL.

Other Tools

TBS Scanner text-to-text translations

Using the best available technology, patrons in all branches can now read and understand or write texts in a different language. This service does not replace the use of a professional translator but can help bridge the most basic communication gaps.

Interpretation equipment

The library offers radio and digital simultaneous interpretation equipment to be used by a professional interpreter hired for this purpose. To access this service please contact: outreach@kdl.org or call: 616.784.2007.

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