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Online Learning Programs - Boston Public Library
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This site provides test-preparation materials and interactive practice exams for all ages. In addition to subject-based resources for students from grade school through college, LearningExpress offers practice exams for adults. Based on official tests, they help job-seekers improve their scores on civil service, military, professional licensing, and certification exams. This resource offers immediate scoring with complete answer explanations and individualized analysis of scores. This resource requires you to create a free individual account.
Mango Languages is a great online language learning program for both English and Foreign Languages. For the English learning component, users can select their native language as the language through which they learn English. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate. You will be asked to register for a free account so you may resume your learning sessions at any time.
LinkedIn Learning offers 16,000 video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts. Courses are offered in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese.
To use our free collection of LinkedIn Learning courses, do not visit LinkedIn Learning directly. Always follow links from bpl.org to access our subscription portal.
Online Learning Programs - Non-Library
Sounds of Speech
This resource is a website and an app (both free) that teaches the different sounds in English, and shows students how to make each sound. There are lots of helpful diagrams, as well as example of each sound in words.
Duolingo is a free language-learning platform that includes a language-learning
website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam. Duolingo is ad-free and offers all its language courses free of charge. As of April 2016, the language-learning website and app offer 59 different language courses across 23 languages; with 23 additional courses in development. The app is available on iOS, Android and Windows 8 and 10 platforms with over 120 million registered users across the world