Thursday, December 6, 2018

Learn a Foreign Language

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Want to learn a foreign language? The South Dakota State Library has got you covered! The SD State Library offers to all South Dakota citizens free 24/7 access to 50+ databases/eresources. Among those offered, several are specific to foreign language for language learning in the areas of acquisition, assistance, and development.


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With Pronunciator patrons can learn over 80 different languages. In addition, there are also 50 English as a New Language (ENL) courses which include oral phrases, flash cards, learning guides, and live online instruction.

Procitizen in English & in Spanish

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Procitizen is an interactive course for those preparing to take the Naturalization Test.


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This database is for early readers, pairing 135+ animated stories with a nonfiction talking book on a similar subject. Many of these pairings are also accessible in Spanish.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Spanish Language Encyclopedia)

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This is a beginner's Spanish-language reference tool which includes the elements of World Book Kids. It is chock full of thousands of articles, videos, maps, and games and activities.

World Book: L'Encyclopédie Découverte (French Language Encyclopedia)

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This reference tool is written in Canadian French to a level appropriate for young native French speakers. It’s also appropriate for older students and adults for whom French is a second language.

World Book Discover

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This database includes reference resources to assist in differentiated instruction for English language learners, reluctant readers, and adult learners.