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Learn a New Language, Hone Your Academic Skills or Take a Course for Personal Enrichment with LAPL's Online Learning Resources!

David B., Librarian, InfoNow,
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For people who need to have a basic knowledge of a foreign language:   

Mango Languages

Accessible from any computer via the web, LAPL Library Card required

Free, online language-learning in languages that include Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Greek, Latin and more. Mango has English language courses for speakers of 6 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian. Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android.

For people who need to become fluent in a foreign language:

Powerspeak Languages

Accessible from any computer via the web, LAPL Library Card required

Online language learning - Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, ESL Spanish, and ESL Mandarin - through a series of stories, activities and innovative learning tools. Create a free account. Speakers or headphones are necessary.

 

For people who need to enhance their academic skills:

LearningExpress Library

Accessible from any computer via the web, LAPL Library Card required

Online interactive practice exams covering adult basic, academic, job related, civil service, real estate skills and more. Now includes ESL Spanish Basic Skills Course.

For people who need to prepare for a standardized exam:

Testing & Education Reference Center

Accessible from any computer via the web, LAPL Library Card required

Over 300 practice tests and courses, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, eBooks containing study materials and practice tests, scholarship search, resume builder, and career modules with subjects from career change to salary negotiations.

 

For people who are trying to develop their professional skills:

Learn4Life (formerly ed2go)

Accessible from any computer via the web, LAPL Library Card required

Offers a wide range of highly interactive online courses. All of the courses are free, and led by expert instructors. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Subjects offered are Career and Professional, Computers and Technology, Personal Development and Writing and Publishing.*These courses have been designed for learners over 13 years of age.

For people who are looking to take college-level courses:   

Universal Class

Accessible from any computer via the web, LAPL Library Card required

Over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses. These courses are led by expert instructors and are provided for your personal enrichment. Business, Career Training, Cooking, Real Estate, Crafts and Hobbies and Psychology are a few of the subjects covered by these courses. *These courses have been designed for learners over 13 years of age.

To find these resources, please go to the Research & Homework page of the LAPL Website, select Online Learning in the subject menu and click "Find It."

http://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/research-and-homework

 

“When you've got a question, we've got an answer.”

http://www.lapl.org/branches/central-library/departments/infonow

 


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