Learn a new language through the Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library

Published 8:39 am Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NEDERLAND — Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library has just what you’re looking for! Check out Pronunciator.
With 4000 courses available, Pronunciator gives Nederland patrons access to 80 languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa (and more in between). The courses are available in English as well as many other languages.
In addition, Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills. Courses are designed for children and adults from beginners to advanced learners.
The service gives you the opportunity to learn how to speak a foreign language with the help of pronunciation analysis, virtual coaches, simulated conversations, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks. Another feature of Pronunciator includes workforce-specific exercises that simulate real-world professional use. Recent updates include: Feature films; Streaming major label music; Grammar textbooks; Poetry; up to 22 months of guided instruction per language, and more.


For those on the go, fully-functional apps are available for mobile devices (Apple, Android and Kindle Fire) to registered users.
All you need to access Pronunciator is a computer with Internet access and a Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library card. To check out the service, just go to www.ned.lib.tx.us, vlick on the link under “Online Resources,” and sign up using your library card number.
For more information about this and other library services, visit the library at 2712 Nederland Avenue, call (409) 722-1255, visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Marion-Ed-Hughes-Public-Library/ ) or check out our website at www.ned.lib.tx.us.

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