Help on learning a new language
With digital downloads – your public library is open 24/7! The San Antonio Public Library offers two ways to download digital media content: OverDrive and NetLibrary. You can access language audio books for free using your San Antonio Public Library Card.
What is your favorite language?
Following are some of the local resources in San Antonio that provides lessons to learning new languages.
You want to learn a new language?
Check out the guide to find resources such as books, audio visual materials available at SAPL. You can also find local resources and web sites that teach and provide links to variety of languages of different countries with this guide.
The Everything® Learning German Book
Call Number: 448.2421 BARRIOL
The Everything® Learning German Book brings you quick and easy success to first-time learner, a re-learner, or an international traveler. This Book effectively teaches the German language through step-by-step instruction, practical exercises, and cultural information in both simple and entertaining way. The book is supplemented by both English-to-German and German-to-English dictionaries,
Right, wrong and risky: a dictionary of today's American English Usage
Call Number: 423.1 Davidson
The book offers simple, direct answers to questions about word choice, spelling, grammar, and punctuation in an alphabetical order. The book also warns the reader about risky words and the many risky situations about what is and not acceptable in standard american English.
The whole world guide to language learning
Call Number: 418.007 MARSHALL
If you are going abroad and want to learn the language of your host country, The Whole World Guide To Language Learning is the book for you! It oofers learning in real interactive situations and then provides immediate feedback. Marshall gives six detailed lesson plans to get you started and and plenty of ideas for further lessons, putting you in control of your language learning experience.
Beginner's Hindi script
Call Number: 491.438 SNELL
The book offers a step-by-step introduction to reading and writing in a new language as well as tips and practice exercises. This book is methodical, thorough, and very effective and could be able to learn writing system very fast.
- BBC Languages– News and Audio in 33 Languages
Learn French, Spanish, German, Italian and other new languages. The site includes includes audio magazines as well.
- Languages on the Web
This site provides you with the best language related links and will offer in time innovative courses in many languages through a unique method.
- Dictionaries by Language
The site provides meanings and information on different languages with links to related websites.
- Free Language Exchange Community
Learn a new language, exchange with native speakers to improve your language skills. If you are fond of foreign languages, student, employee of an international company, globe traveller or simply eager to discover new culture using this site.
- Multi Language Resources
The website offers a compilation of the weblinks that offers information on new languages learning created by the San Antonio Public Library.
- BBC Language
Learn all the basics and get a certificate with the help of weekly e-mail tips. There are also audio and vidoe courses available in many languages such as French, Spanish, German and Italian and much more.