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, www.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.
Make a note:
Thurs. Mar. 10 for grades k-5 at 3:30p.m.—Read 2 Me
Fri. & Sat., Mar. 18 & 19 from 7p.m. to 7a.m. for ages11 to 18—Lock-in at the library
Mon., Mar. 7 from 10 to 11a.m. for ages 0 to 2—Baby Laptime
Thur., Mar. 10 from 4 to 5p.m. for ages 6 to 12—Got Science?
Bossier Central 746-1693
Wed. at 11a.m. for ages 3 to 5 —Family Story Time in the History Center
Teen Programs: Tues. from 3 to 5p.m. for ages 13 to 18—Tuesdays Belong To Teens! Take a Break on Us!
East 80 Library 949-2665
Wed. at 10:30a.m., for ages 0 to 5—Lapsit Story Time
Thur. at 4p.m. for ages 0 to 12—Read Aloud & Crafts
Mon., Mar. 7 at 10a.m. for all ages—BINGO
Sat., Mar. 12 from 11:30a.m. to 4p.m., for all ages—Minecraft activities and crafts
Plain Dealing 326-4233
Mon. at 10a.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Hour
Tooke Memorial 987-3915
Wed. at 11a.m. for ages 0 to 5—Story Time and crafts
“Where She Belongs” by Johnnie Alexander
“The Trail” by Ray Anderson
“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
“Step by Step” by Candace Calvert
“A Doubter’s Almanac” by Ethan Canin
“Remembrance” by Meg Cabot
“The Mare” by Mary Gaitskill
“Golden Son” by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
“Forty Rooms” by Olga Grushin
“The Ancient Minstrel” by Jim Harrison
“Raising Grateful Kids” by Kristen Welch
“Near and Distant Neighbors” by Jonathan Haslam
“What Your Financial Advisor Isn’t Telling You” by Liz Davidson
“Retire Inspired” by Chris Hogan
“I, Spy” by Daniel Ribacoff
“Pristine Seas” by Enric Sala
“The Brain” by David Eagleman
“Catify to Satisfy” by Jackson Galaxy
“Devotion” by Adam Markos
“A Doctor in the House” by Candy Carson
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org