Language Learning

Language Learning

Find out about the language learning resources we have available to help you, including Transparent Learning Online, the SayHi App, links to Online English Courses, eBooks, eNewspapers and more.

Library Resources

We have English language books and resources for speakers of other languages - click here to search the library catalogue or visit our eLibrary to find out more about the eBooks, eAudiobooks and World Newspapers available for free with your library card.

Online English Courses

The Open University (OU) has launched a new free online course for people housing, caring for or working with Ukrainians in the UK. The course focuses on Ukrainian culture and language and has been developed specifically for UK residents hosting refugees, and service providers working with people who have arrived from Ukraine.

Alongside the new course, the OU has also translated into Ukrainian its package of free online resources for Ukrainian refugees in the UK including courses from English language to articles on writing a CV.

Sam's School of English are offering free 12 week English courses funded by West Sussex County Council. To register your interest, you need to complete this online form

Translation Apps

Google Translate or the SayHi translate app can help to overcome any language barriers experienced on a daily basis. SayHi can translate into speech or text on a mobile device and is available on iOS and Android. 

Transparent Language Online

With Transparent Language Online you can learn over 110 languages, including English for speakers of over 30 languages including Pashto, Dari, Ukranian and Russian, for free with your library card.

Available in libraries, or anywhere on almost any device via mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Read or download our Transparent Language Online helpsheet.

Watch the video to find out more:

More help and information

For further information and help with any of these resources, please fill in an Ask a Librarian form and the Enquiries Team will be happy to help.

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