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Languages

Take a break with news and views in your language.

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Discover a world of language resources

We can help you learn another language or improve the language skills you already have. Maybe you want to read a book, magazine or newspaper in a language other than English? We can help.

Learning English

Borrow English language courses, grammar titles, or books in simple English to help you learn or access online resources focused on improving your English skills.

Learning English eResources

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world.

Road to IELTS: Academic

Self-study preparation course to help you prepare for the globally recognised IELTS exam. Tests English proficiency at an academic level.

Road to IELTS: General

Self-study preparation course to help you prepare for the globally recognised IELTS exam. Tests English proficiency at a general level.

Clear Pronunciation

Learn to speak English clearly, with this course in two stages, sounds and speech.

World Languages

Read books, newspapers and magazines in languages from all over the world.

We have online resources as well as titles to borrow and take home. For a full list of languages available see our World Languages Collections page.

World languages eResources

PressReader: Newspapers from around the world

Use your library to access online newspapers and magazines in 60 different languages including Chinese, French, German, Arabic and more.

Enjoy world cinema with Kanopy

Watch films in 40 languages, including Spanish, German, French, Russian, Arabic and Japanese online with Kanopy.

Read in your language with OverDrive

OverDrive has eBooks in a range of languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog and Italian.

Dragonsource - Chinese eMagazines

300种在线中文期刊, 支持简体和繁体, 提供原貌版, 文本版和语音版阅读!

eMagazines from around the world

#LibraryFromHome

Encountering OverDrive Chinese eBooks 偶遇中文电子书

爱读书的朋友可能都喜欢享受捧着一本有趣的书,闻着淡淡的书香,慢慢细读的惬意。似乎电子书的发明打破了这样的情怀。但有时电子书的优越性是无可比拟的。最近,偶然的机会浏览了基督城图书馆的中文电子书,收获不少惊喜。这一电子书库涵盖古今中外、流行和经典的著作。下面给您导读一下。

도서관이 우리 집에도 있어요

제한된 공간에서 오랜 시간을 아이들과 함께 힘드시죠? 쉽고 재미있게 방문할 수있는 Christchurch 시립 도서관이 여러분 곁에있습니다.

Learning Te Reo Māori

Read books in te reo Māori, borrow language courses, dictionaries, phrase books and more.

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week at the library or find recommended resources to help you improve your te reo Māori skills.

Te Reo Māori learning titles

New Zealand Sign Language

The New Zealand Sign Language Collection

A sign language reference collection including accounts of the deaf experience.
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