Languages

Online & in-person learning

ESL, Literacy & Citizenship classes with Oakton Community College are being held in-person this fall.

Click here to access the non-credit class catalog for Fall 2022

For more information, call 847.635.1426 or e-mail adulted@oakton.edu.

Gale Courses

Online courses on a wide range of topics including technology, computer applications, accounting, law, web design, healthcare and personal enrichment. Foreign language courses for Spanish, French, Italian & Japanese are also offered. New classes begin every month and last for six weeks. To get started, create an account with your Des Plaines library card. Certificates of completion are available for some courses.

LOTE Online for Kids – Storytime in YOUR language

Digital books in 50+ languages with English translations. Languages include Spanish, Polish, Gujarati, Italian, French & Ukrainian. Listen & read along!

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Mango Languages

Mango offers a variety of fun ways to help you learn another language, including English. A voice comparison feature compares your pronunciation to a native speaker’s. Use it on your computer or tablet or on your cellphone, by downloading the mobile app.

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PressReader

You'll find current newspapers and magazines in several languages, presented in full-page format with photographs, advertisements, crossword puzzles and cartoons. This is a great way to read international news or develop your skills with another language. To create an account, click on Sign in, then Library or Group & select DP Public Library.

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. ESL courses are available for speakers of several languages. For adults and children. Our subscription also includes free access to the Bluebird app!

Udemy: presented by Gale - On-Demand Learning for In-Demand Skills

Thousands of online video courses covering business, technology (Office, Windows, coding, etc.,) Test Prep (GMAT, SAT, TOEFL, IT Certifications & more) as well as personal development & foreign language instruction. Courses are available in several languages including Spanish & Polish. You will need a Google or Microsoft account to create an account & sign in to Udemy. Watch Video To learn how to use the "Udemy for Business" app for iOS or Android click here