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Language and Literacy

 The Library has an excellent range of online resources for members to:

 
  • Learn new languages
  • Improve literacy skills
  • Learn English as a second language
 

 Access note: please use your library membership number to access these resources.

 

For Adults ...

 
Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for 72+ different languages (and still growing), as well as ESL courses tailored to native speakers of 14 different languages.
 
AMES Learn English Online
General English courses from beginner through to advanced with a work, life and study focus. Also includes Jobseekers Online, where you can practise writing a résumé or cover letter and prepare for the interview.
Access note: please use your library membership number to access this resource.
 
Issues in English 2 
Practice reading, writing, listening and speaking with this popular and entertaining program providing learners with video clips of people presenting an opinion or information. It will build on students existing knowledge of English by encouraging learners to expand their skills using a great selection of activities.
 
 
For Children ...
tbl-logo-new.pngTumbleBooks Premium Library
A collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes fiction, non-fiction & foreign language titles.
 
An engaging online resource for preschoolers and children in the early primary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into classroom instructional plans and library programming.

  
 
For Everyone ...
The State Library of NSW has a wide array of resources available which you can access with your Coffs Harbour City Library membership card. You can also access a range of eResources in other languages to assist with learning English.