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Language Resources

The International Language Collection offers a large selection of world language titles for adults and children.  Popular fiction, current nonfiction, bilingual books, newspapers, and magazines are available.  

Languages in this collection are Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, and Spanish.  The main collection is housed at the Henry Ford Centennial Library with smaller collections of Arabic and Spanish also available at the Esper Branch.

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.
Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 98 languages with personalized courses, movies, music, and more.


Michigan eLibrary Resources

Articles in Spanish from popular Hispanic magazines. Full text. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book Kids (Spanish)


Web Resources

Google Translate
Google translate gives you the ability to roughly translate text, webpages, or documents.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Forvo is the largest pronunciation guide in the world, the place where you´ll find millions of words pronounced in their original languages.

Informe Academico
A collection of Hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current affairs and other matters.

LearningExpress Library
Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.
Learn another language through science, fun and community.  Memrise incorporates hilarious visual memes to teach an assortment of different languages.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online
This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.

World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.