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Two new groups recently started regular meetings at the Chelmsford Library:
Chinese Conversation Circle
Technical Skills Share Group
Both of these groups are open to everyone, as are the other groups, programs or exhibits that take place at the library. For more information, please contact Kathy Cryan-Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-256-5521 x109, or view upcoming scheduled meetings on our Events Calendar.Posted in Library Information, Programs | No Comments »
As many patrons have been finding out, our subscription to the Rosetta Stone Language Learning database runs out at the end of August. Rosetta Stone will no longer be available through libraries, but there are other language resources that are available to you:
Books & Videos
Also, "Early Reader" books are located in the Childrens Room, for those looking to practice or build their English reading skills.
Please check the Library event calendar for changes or cancellations.
Resources from the Boston Public Library
To learn a language online, the BPL offers the Auralog - Tell Me More database (similar to Rosetta Stone). After creating an account, patrons have access to multimedia activities to learn grammar and vocabulary for both oral and written communication for the German, American English, Dutch, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), French, and Italian.
In addition, the BPL offers other online language resources, such as dictionaries and general reference, and also a large collection of books and videos.
Two of the options are Live Mocha and Mango Languages. Live Mocha is a free service for learning a variety of languages, and uses visual tools to teach vocabulary and grammar. There is also an opportunity (which is optional) to connect with other people also learning a language. Mango Languages offers a free introduction, but does charge for extended or advanced lessons. It offers a learning interface based on side-by-side translations, phonetic pronunciation guides, and narrated lessons.
For help with any of the resources listed above, please contact the Reference Desk.Posted in Library Information, Resources | 1 Comment »
Merriam-Webster recently announced the latest additions to the English language.
Nearly 100 words were added to the 11th edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, either due to popular use ("ginormous," "Bollywood"), technical/medical evolution ("DVR," "nocebo"), or other reasons.
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Rosetta Stone Language Learning Database
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then the Rosetta Stone Language Learning database is for you. Using an award-winning approach to learning languages, Rosetta Stone teaches through listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing, using interactive programs that are both educational and fun. Nine languages are covered, including English (US & UK), French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish (Latin American & Spain).
Business & Personal Forms On File
Forms can be found by both browsing categories or searching for keywords, and they are available as convenient Adobe PDF files. This single repository is easier and more reliable to search than the internet, and with at-home access no photocopying is needed.
How to Get Started:
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