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Online and Downloadable Language Programs

You can log into the databases listed below from outside the library using your library barcode number. If you don't have a library card, you may register for one online. Please make sure that you are accessing our site via this URL: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/.

Learn Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more or improve your ESL skills, with Mango's interactive web-based lessons.
Mobile App
Remote access (CLP Card)
Interactive online language learning program for children. Learn English, French, Italian, German, Mandarin, or Spanish, with more languages coming soon.
Overdrive also offers downloadable language programs. To access the free software, set up an account, and browse the collection of available OverDrive titles visit Overdrive.

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Free Online Language Resources

  • Annenberg Media
    Free language instruction videos, all courses frequently used in high school and college classes, for English, French, German and Spanish. A one-time sign-up is required.
  • BBC Languages
    Free online audio and video short courses plus links to some TV shows in the language of study that broadcast online, a learning log, and other added features. Content varies by language.
  • Byki Express
    Sign up to receive free software to download. Over 64 languages with flashcard-based lessons. Deluxe content available for a fee.
  • iLoveLanguages
    A collection of more than 2400 language-related Internet resources, ranging from online language lessons to translating dictionaries, to schools and translation services. For language learning, select the "Languages" tab, then "Language Lessons" from the menu.
  • Italki
    Find language learning partners, teachers, groups, courses and more with this free collaborative site. Resources available for over 90 languages.
  • Live Mocha
    Free language learning lessons, enhanced with social networking options, such as practicing with a native speaker online. Additional fee-based content is also available.
  • My Happy Planet
    A free online language learning community offering the opportunity to learn through live chat, messaging, videos, and lessons developed by members.
  • My Language Exchange
    Find an online language exchange partner, lesson plans and more.