Language Resources

 

Kitchener Public Library has books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and newspapers available in multiple languages. We also provide ESL materials and access to online language learning resources at each library location.

 

 

 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

 

To help learners and teachers of English as a Second Language, all Kitchener Public Library locations offer a wide selection of language learning materials.

 

Topics include vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, reading, communication, grammar, idioms as well as TOEFL and other tests of English. Dictionaries are available for loan and for use in the reference section of the library.

 

Click here to learn more about ESL resources at KPL.

 

 

 

Language Learning Tools

 

 

 

 

Other Resources

 

KPL also has books, CDs, DVDs and online databases to help you learn a new language. The International Language collection at the Main Library provides books and DVDs in over 15 languages.

 

KPL also subscribes to a growing number of magazines and newspapers in other languages. Currently, we subscribe to magazines and newspapers in:

 

  • German

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Dutch

  • Spanish

 

To search for materials in a specific language, use the Advanced Search feature of the KPL catalogue.

 

 

 

Your Library

 

Settlement.org is a website designed to help new Canadians. It includes a video to explain how libraries can help newcomers to Canada. The video is available in 17 languages.

 

Please click on one of the languages listed below to watch the video.

 

 

Your Library Videos

 

Arabic

Bengali

Chinese (Mandarin)

Dari

English

Farsi

Filipino (Tagalog)

French

Gujarati

Hindi

Korean

Pashto

Punjabi

Russian

Spanish

Tamil

Urdu