Language Learning Resources

Premium Resources

Biblioteca Tumble (TumbleBooks)

Libros ilustrados, rompecabezas, juegos y concursos de preguntas y respuestas para niños en línea.

Gale Courses

Free online instructor-led courses on a variety of topics such as business, technology and computer applications, college prep, healthcare, writing, and personal development, and sign language. 6-week courses begin monthly. A valid library card is required to register.*

Pronunciator

A comprehensive language-learning solution with over 70 languages. Interface and lessons are available in multiple languages. Many languages also include lessons for children, advanced learners, and videos. Also includes ProCitizen for U.S. citizenship test preparation in both English and Spanish.*

Rosetta Stone

EBSCO has generously provided Houston Public Library customers with access to Rosetta Stone for language learning through June 30, 2020.  30 different languages available, with customizable lesson styles. Select OpenAthens login when prompted. (First-time users: Create an account with your email address and a password (at least 6 letters plus at least one number). Choose a language at sign in, then select Launch Rosetta Stone Foundations.

Transparent Language

Language learning resource offering over 100 languages and dialects. English as a Second Language (ESL) lessons and U.S. citizenship test preparation are also available.*

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Annenberg Learner

Professional development for teachers and classroom resources across the curriculum. Features streaming videos that teach topics including language learning (Spanish, French, German, ESL, etc.), math and science.

Aprende Libre

Ofrece lecciones de tecnologia, ingles, matematicas, y vida diaria.

EngVid: Free English Video Lessons

Short English Language videos about grammar and culture.

GFC LearnFree.org

Free online learning modules on computer technology, reading, math, language learning, resumes, job hunting skills, and and everyday life. Click on Topics to get started.

Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

Free handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation for teachers and students at all levels, from English learners to college students, from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.

USA Learns

Offers lessons in English and Spanish emphasizing basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem-solving.

UsingEnglish.com

Learn English with free tools for ESL students, including English language references, activities including tests and polls, and articles on English usage.