Library: BPL offers ‘Pronunciator’ – a foreign language program

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Trying to learn a foreign language is difficult without the right tools and trained instructors. With Pronunciator, a foreign language program you have both language lessons and a support team to help you get the most from your classroom sessions. And, to make your learning experience even better the classes can be accessed from your home computer or other electronic devices from the library website, Pronunciatorwww.bossierlibrary.org. As with all of the online databases this service is free with a BPL card.

There are 80 languages to choose from some of which have live instruction with teacher-led conversation classes in groups of five or less. Non-English speaking students can also learn other languages taught by qualified ESL instructors in 50 non-English languages. Students can receive “225 scheduled half-hour conversation classes each week” for up to 2 years.

Each class is arranged by skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Kids’ classes are also available. In fact, “elementary schools have adopted Pronunciator as part of their language arts curriculum” making use of the quizzes and exercises provided. Kid-friendly lessons are marked accordingly.

Pronunciator is compatible with: iPad; iPhone/iPod touch; Android tablets; Android phones; and Kindle. Download the app and begin learning a foreign language today.

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Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org