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Learning English and Other Languages

Learning Languages

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language by providing extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English for 25+ support ESL languages.

For more information and help using Transparent Language Online, view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

Languagenut

Languagenut contains more than 20 languages and also provides 70+ support ESL languages for students where English is your second language. It includes a choice of fun games, songs and activities that are engaging for children and adults alike.

Duolingo

Learn a language for free. Forever.

Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.

For more information and help using Duolingo, view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

Learning English

Road to IELTS

International English Language Testing System - The British Council's Road to IELTS includes 120 hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking, helping you to develop your skills to the levels necessary to succeed in the IELTS exam.

Issues in English 2

Practice reading, writing, listening and speaking with Issues in English!

With Australian accents it builds on a student's knowledge of English by encouraging learners to expand their skills with a selection of videos, interviews, reading and writing activities.

Connected Speech

This is part of a suite of online English courses focusing on real life conversational skills in both work and daily life settings. This helps the student to listen and respond to conversations. Provides learners with development in listening and reading activities combined with a range of engaging, interactive grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Australia Plus TV

Improve your English in a fun and interesting way with Australia Plus (formerly Australia Network).

Life in Australia

AMES Australia

AMES Australia helps new and recently arrived migrants to settle in Victoria. AMES offers classes in English, employment assistance, and all you need to know about living and working in Victoria.

Beginning a Life in Australia

This booklet from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship contains useful information for newly arrived migrants in 37 languages.

For Kids

International Children's Digital Library

Read children's books online in 20 different languages with the International Children's Digital Library.

Other Language Support

Library Collections

Kingston Libraries hold materials in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Turkish and Vietnamese. For further details see our Collections page.

If you require materials in any other languages you can check the link below to see which other library services in Victoria have books, magazines, newspapers and/or DVDs in your language, or speak to the Librarian at your local Kingston Library branch.

Language Line Translation Service

Kingston Council provides a free translation service through our Language Line that you can call for information in over 160 languages and dialects.

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