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Learn a Language
|Little Pim: Expose young children up to age 6 to foreign languages with these video vocabulary lessons in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Hebrew.|
|MUZZY Online: Kids ages 6 and up can watch videos, play interactive learning games, and get animated vocabulary lessons.|
|MANGO: Teens and adults can engage in fun conversational online lessons in more than 70 languages. Create a free account to keep track of your learning progress. Free mobile app available for Apple & Android devices.|
|Pronunciator: Take your language skills to the next level. Learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages ̶ for example, a native French speaker can learn Chinese in French! Also includes ESL for 50 non-English languages plus a comprehensive citizenship prep course. Download free apps for Android, Apple, and Kindle Fires.|
|Rosetta Stone Online: Engage in the proven language immersion method that more than 22,000 schools and 12,000 businesses have trusted for over the last 20+ years. Select from 30 languages structured around core lessons in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Microphone required for speaking lessons. Please watch this brief tutorial before you get started.|
Personal & Professional Development
|NEW! ArtistWorks: Learn an instrument, vocal techniques, or art skills from award-winning teachers with these free self-paced online video classes. Classes include traditional instruments such as piano and guitar as well as less common ones such as mandolin and ukulele. Enter the same username and password that you use for Zinio digital magazines or create a new account if you’ve never used Zinio before.|
|Gale Courses: More than 300 six-week structured online classes on topics ranging from business to hobbies. Take quizzes and complete exercises to reinforce the material. Click here to watch a tutorial on how to use Gale Courses.|
|lynda.com: More than 3,600 streaming video tutorials taught by experts on technical skills, creative techniques, and business strategies.|
|Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center: Includes detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.|
|LearningExpress Library: Practice tests for AP exams, the GED, the SAT, grad school entrance exams, and various jobs. Also find tutorials for grades 4 – 12 on math, reading, and writing skills. Create a free account to keep track of your learning progress. Click here to watch a tutorial on how to use LearningExpress.|
|Testing & Education Reference Center: Practice tests for entering private high school, the AP exams, the GED, the SAT, grad school entrance exams, various career tests, and the U.S. citizenship test. Also includes a scholarship and college search tool.
Click here to watch a tutorial on how to use Testing & Education Reference Center.
|Driving-Tests.org: Prepare to take the written Maryland driving exams for cars, motorcycles, and a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with this series of free online tests.|