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Interest: World Languages & ESL


Published: December 18, 2020

Let’s visit Finland and see reindeer, as part of our Around the World tour.


South Korea

Published: October 2, 2020

Let’s visit South Korea, as part of our Around the World tour.


Virtual Trip Around the World

Take a virtual tour of the world


New Zealand

Published: July 27, 2020

Join us on a trip to New Zealand for this week’s around the world stop.



Published: July 27, 2020

This week we’re touring Nigeria on our Around the World virtual vacation!



Published: July 17, 2020

We’re traveling to beautiful Yemen this week! Hope you join us.



Published: July 9, 2020

This week we’re touring Brazil on our Around the World virtual vacation. Learn some capoeira and make happy art!



Published: July 3, 2020

This week we’re touring Sweden on our Around the World virtual vacation.



Published: June 27, 2020

This week visit Mexico, stop three on our virtual trip around the world!



Published: June 19, 2020

Our second stop on our virtual trip around the world this summer is Scotland!



Published: June 16, 2020

Let’s visit Japan for our first stop on our summer Around the World virtual vacation!


Explore Hoopla for Non-English Movies, Music, Books+

Published: April 29, 2020

Access Hoopla by clicking on YDL’s Digital Collections link. Download items to your PC, laptop, or phone. Use Hoopla’s Advanced Search feature to access thousands of Movies, Audiobooks, eBooks, Music, Television, and Comics in over 80 non-English languages, including Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, Korean (currently 26 languages with over 100 titles each in multiple formats).


Learn a New Language with YDL’s International Language Collection

Published: April 29, 2020

Whether you’re a native English speaker or learning English as a second language, we have materials available for checkout in 13 different languages.


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Read It!

Basic grammar and reading tools and adapted reading material for English Language Learners.

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ESL/EFL Resources

Published: January 26, 2019

Learning English as a Second Language? Your library has all the tools you will need for success. Books to study English grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and writing Books to help you prepare for standardized tests like TOEFL and MELAB CDs and DVDs to practice your listening and speaking skills Free online ESL lessons using the award-winning Mango Languages website Links to fun and helpful online resources like Dave’s ESL Cafe Access to tutors, learning labs and conversation groups through Washtenaw Literacy ESL Book Group meets at Michigan Avenue Wednesdays at 11:00 am Quiet study rooms to meet with tutors or study …


Learn a new language for travel, work, or fun!

Published: January 25, 2019

Have you been assigned to work in another country? Are you planning a dream vacation abroad? You’ll need a phrase book! Do you live or work in a diverse setting where another language would be useful? Need to brush up on your skills to converse with a new neighbor or friend? Reserve a quiet study room to meet with a tutor or language partner. Your library has a large selection of books, dictionaries, CDs, and DVDs to help you succeed.  Let technology help you out–learn free online with Mango Languages, which also has a mobile app. Try out the fun …


Referencia Latina

Full text Spanish-language encyclopedia and magazine articles, newspapers, and health reports.

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Servicios de la biblioteca

en español


Spanish Books
World Languages for Kids

Published: January 26, 2018

We’ve expanded multilingual offerings for kids and teens with a focus on books in Arabic, Spanish, and Russian.


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With Muzzy’s “See and Listen, Say and Learn” model, youngsters are engaged in a visual and auditory experience that employs the natural immersion approach to learning a new language.