Languages

Census 2020 - Don't forget to respond!

The 2020 Census offers help in multiple languages!

It's more important now than ever to make sure everyone is counted! Essential funding is at stake! And remember - your personal information is kept confidential. The Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your information, and your data is used only for statistical purposes. Click here to access the form.

Gale Courses

Online courses on a wide range of topics including technology, computer applications, accounting, law, web design, healthcare and personal enrichment. Foreign language courses for Spanish, French, Italian & Japanese are also offered. New classes begin every month and last for six weeks. To get started, create an account with your Des Plaines library card. Certificates of completion are available for some courses.

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Mango Languages

Mango offers a variety of fun ways to help you learn another language, including English. A voice comparison feature compares your pronunciation to a native speaker’s. Use it on your computer or tablet or on your cellphone, by downloading the mobile app.

Pongalo - telenovelas, series y películas en ESPAÑOL (Spanish Language Entertainment)

Crea tu cuenta y comienza a disfrutar de todos los episodios de tus telenovelas, series y películas en ESPAÑOL. Sin interrupciones ni cortes comerciales.

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PressReader

You'll find current newspapers and magazines in several languages, presented in full-page format with photographs, advertisements, crossword puzzles and cartoons. This is a great way to read international news or develop your skills with another language. To create an account, click on Sign in, then Library or Group & select DP Public Library.

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. ESL courses are available for speakers of several languages. For adults and children.

US Hispanic Newsstream

Access to a large collection of leading Hispanic newspapers, news wires, websites and blogs in full text from US publishers in both Spanish and English including El Diario/La Prensa (New York City), La Opinión (Los Angeles), La Prensa (San Antonio) and Extra (Chicago).

Remote Learning

ESL, literacy & citizenship classes are being offered online by Oakton Community College this summer. Call 847.635.1426 for more information.

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