Want to know how to order a coffee in Paris on your big trip away?
At the Library we can help you distinguish your croissants from your baguettes, help you learn another language from scratch or brush up on the language skills you already have.
Maybe you want to read a book, magazine or newspaper in a language that isn't English? We can help.
Borrow English language courses, grammar books, or books in simple English to help you learn.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- English Grammar
- Fiction for new English readers
Or visit a library and meet with other people learning English.
Access online resources focused on improving your English skills:
- Clear Pronunciation
- Mango Languages
- Road to IELTS (General)
- Road to IELTS (Academic)
- Kanopy video courses
At the library we have books, newspapers, magazines, and films and documentaries in languages from all over the world. Borrow titles in 28 languages from the library, including books, magazines and children’s titles - all for free. See a full list of languages available in our World Languages Collections.
Your library card also gives you access to online newspapers and magazines in 60 different languages via PressReader, including Chinese, French, German, Arabic, Afrikaans and more. Find out more about PressReader
Learn about library membership and services in Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian and several other languages with our information for newcomers or come to a library event for speakers of other languages.
Learning Te Reo Māori
We have resources to help you learn Te Reo.
Or drop in to New Brighton Library on Thursday mornings and practise with other Te Reo learners. We also have events at the library during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week and you can find local te reo classes with CINCH.