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From the CGES Library Media Center: Information about Language Learning Tools from Montgomery County
Please see below information relating to information on language learning tools from Montgomery County Public Libraries.

Access to these services requires a library card from Montgomery County Public Libraries and a PIN.  If you have access problems, please call Ask-a-Librarian at 240-777-0001.

In addition to these online or downloadable tools, see the library catalog for books, CD sets, and videos you can borrow to help you learn a language.  Both of our downloadable audiobook services also offer some language learning titles.

Mango Languages

Online language courses, emphasizing conversational skills.  Covers more than 70 languages, plus English courses for speakers of about 20 languages.  If you want the software to keep track of your progress, you should set up a username and password in Mango.  Mango Languages has apps for Apple devices and for Android devices.  To use the app, first log in to the Mango website with your library card number, and create your Mango account.  Then download the app to your device.


Muzzy Online

Interactive language learning for children. Teaches 8 languages, including English, with animation and games.  To use Muzzy on a mobile device, please install the free Puffin Academy browser from the App Store or Play Store. See full directions for mobile use (PDF).


Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone courses offer learning for 30 different languages.  Note for all users: The language can only be changed from the main login page.  If you choose the wrong language, you will need to log out and log back in again.

First time users need to set up an account:

1. Enter your e-mail address.
2. Choose a password (must be at least 6 letters plus at least one number)
3. Choose a language you want to study.

Rosetta Stone instructions for mobile users:

4. Enter Rosetta Stone through this webpage. (iOS users must use Safari web browser.)
5. Set up or sign into your account.
6. Click on Launch Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3.
7. If you have not downloaded the Rosetta Stone app on your device you will be prompted to download it. If you have already downloaded it, you will be asked if you want to open in the app.
8. When the app starts, it will launch the lessons for the language you selected.


TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books.  Includes story books, chapter books, nonfiction, videos, and more.  Also includes e-books in French and Spanish.

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