Are you learning English, or travelling, studying or working abroad and need to pick up another language? The Library has many resources to support your language learning.
Access these resources using your WVML card.
A practice resource for IELTS. Track your progress on practice exams and use more than 100 hours of interactive activities including advice, hints and tips on question types. Please note: Road to IELTS does not work on smartphones or with Internet Explorer. How to use Road to IELTS on an iPad or Android tablet.
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ON THE SHELF
Check these out the next time you’re in the Library.
Master Spanish with our self-guided learning resources. Find courses for other languages by searching Persian Language -- Self-instruction, Japanese Language -- Self-instruction, etc.
on the web
These recommended websites are free and easily accessible! All you need is an internet connection.
A highly rated free language learning program. Choose a language, create an account, take the placement test and get started learning. Languages include: English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
An internationally recognized online Indigenous language archiving and teaching resource that allows indigenous communities to document their language for future generations. Includes over 40 First nation communities in British Columbia.
Translate a word, phrase, or sign up to translate an entire document. It's definitely not perfect--use a skilled human translator for important documents--but it's great for short, quick translations, and getting better every day!
italki connects you to tutors and exchange partners from around the world. Find a free language exchange partner, or pay for lessons ranging in price, from either informal tutors or professional, certified tutors.