Fresno County Public Library’s new mobile information unit (a library “WithOut Walls”) is here to help you where you live and work. No time to get to the library? Want to learn more about the library's free online services? Now the library will come to you! Call us at (559) 600-9699 or send an email to email@example.com.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Learning a new language can be frightening, but Basic
ESL is a service that makes it easier to learn English as a Second
Language. The Fresno County Public Library has Basic ESL for FREE on its website.
The method is simple, starting with the English language's sounds, then going on to vocabulary and its sentence structure. You can start with
primary languages from many parts of the world: French, Korean, Spanish,
Arabic, and more. Lessons are spoken in English, with their words
and sentences printed in the primary language.
Vocabulary lessons teach
words and put them in context, and dialogue lessons show how to use those words
in talking to people.
Entering through the Research It
link on the FCPL home page, Basic ESL asks new users to register, so their progress can be
tracked. The home language, name, email address, and a selected password
are used to set up an account. Passwords are six letters and numbers, and can be as
simple as “abc123” or “mynam3.”
Once registered, it’s time to learn! Speakers or headphones
are needed to hear the audio portion, which is triggered by the clicking the
on the page. Listen and repeat the words, and listen again, if
It’s a simple program, and it’s FREE through the Fresno County Public