New Language Learning Resource

The Linebaugh Public Library System is pleased to announce that it now offers the Pronunciator online language-learning system free for all library patrons. With 80 of the world's most popular languages, and ESL courses for speakers of 50 non-English languages, Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a suite of interactive online drills, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks.         

Pronunciator offers a variety of learning levels for each language, covering vocabulary, verbs, simple sentences, and conversation. One level, specifically for tourists and business travelers, teaches 1,500 essential phrases covering everyday situations. Each course also has up to 350 hours of audio lessons, which patrons can download to a portable device, or burn to CD.

 Full-featured free apps for Android and Apple devices let patrons learn on-the-go. And movies, music, and poetry provide additional ways to learn and absorb. Appropriate for children as well as adults, Pronunciator is designed to meet the language-learning needs of the entire community. In addition, a free Course Designer lets any educator create and deploy their own language courses using Pronunciator content and technology.

"We are delighted to add Pronunciator to the premium resources we offer our patrons," says Carol Ghattas, Branch Librarian at Linebaugh. "There are many reasons a person learns a language -- for work, travel, school, or simply personal enrichment -- and Pronunciator has something for everyone. I’m especially pleased that we are now able to offer ESL resources for a wider variety of non-English speakers in our community.”

Stop by the any branch of the Linebaugh Public Library System for an introduction to Pronunciator, or access the program via the library website at www.linebaugh.org.  For more information, contact the Linebaugh Reference Department at 615-893-4131, ext 117. Pronunciator LLC is a leading provider of language-learning solutions to libraries and schools nationwide. For more information, visit www.pronunciator.com.


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