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Language Learning

Language Learning Centre

The TD Canada Trust Language Learning Centre is located on the 2nd Floor of the Brighouse (main) branch. The Centre has 7 computers with access to programs for studying a variety of languages (including English).

  • Mango Languages - Offers 22 language learning courses (as well as 14 ESL courses). This database is available online and can be used from any RPL computer and on your home computer with your library card. Or, you can try the new Mango Languages iPhone App.
  • Cantonese Talking eDictionary - CDRom available only in the Language Learning Centre.
  • Greenwood ESL - CDRom available only in the Language Learning Centre.
  • Learning Cantonese - CDRom available only in the Language Learning Centre.


  • BBC Languages - Full beginner’s courses are available in French, Spanish, German and Italian. The site also provides audio & video courses as well as essential phrases for other languages.
  • For Students of Language - Links for French, German, Italian & Spanish language learners.
  • I Love Languages - A comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources.
  • Language Guide - Offers free sound integrated resources for learning languages.
  • - Visual Link Languages provides free online language learning lessons, games and activities for: Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, French, Japanese, Chinese, French ESL & Spanish ESL.
  • Word2Word - Provides links to free online language learning courses.


We have a large collection of language learning books, CDs and CDRoms, language call numbers range from 400-499. Find language learning materials in:

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