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international languages department


Book Covers for Language Books
Joyce Cooper, July 19, 2013

Working on the reference desk in the International Languages Department of the Central Library in Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in the country is an exciting job! I speak Spanish so I spend a large part of day helping Spanish-speaking patrons find information.

International Languages Department Front Desk
Joyce Cooper, June 06, 2013

Do you or someone you know speak a language other than English?
Are you looking for reading material in another language?
Or do you want to learn a new language?

Mango Languages Logo
Joyce Cooper, May 09, 2013

Have you always wanted to learn a new language but don’t have time to take a class or participate in a conversation group?  Do you have a computer, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone?  Then you’re in luck!  You can learn a language from anywhere using the library&rsquo

Japanese Tea Ceremony School Instructor and Students

The Ogasawara Ryu Sencha Do Japanese Tea Ceremony School was established in Japan about 100 years ago. Although the history of the matcha ceremony is much older and well known, Ogasawara Ryu involves the making of tea from tea leaves as opposed to tea powder. 

Armenian text

Have you tried to figure out how to find an Armenian book in our library catalog? You may find the following Armenian Romanization table helpful. Diacritics are not necessary for searching the catalog.

Hello World in Different Languages

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn or discover a new language, to enhance your work skills or just to satisfy your curiosity? The International Languages Department is the language learning resource for you.