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Language Learning Resources for Teens

Language Learning Resources for Teens

Do you want to learn a new language or brush up on your reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension skills? Take a look at the language learning resources Teen Central has to offer, as well as two digital library resources that put dozens of world languages right at your fingertips!

Teen Central Resources

American Sign Language Dictionary for Beginners: A Visual Guide with 800+ Signs by Tara Adams (T 419.7 Adams)

Whatever your reason for learning the richly expressive language of American Sign Language (ASL), this book will guide you through the initial stages of your signing journey. It’s filled with everything you need to master more than 800 essential vocabulary words, including detailed directions that make it simple to develop your ASL skills.

American Sign Language for Beginners: Learn Signing Essentials in 30 Days by Rochelle Barlow (T 419.7 Barlow)

American Sign Language for Beginners delivers 30 days of lessons that will help you sign with those in your home, community, and classroom. From letters and numbers to essential vocabulary and grammar basics, this beginner’s guide provides the essentials needed to develop a solid foundation for American Sign Language in the real world.

The Big Blue Book of French Verbs by David M. Stillman (T 448.2421 Stillman)

Designed for beginning through advanced learners, this indispensable guide will help you conjugate verbs with ease, enabling you to communicate in French confidently. Inside you will find: 555 fully conjugated verbs, listed alphabetically; more than 5,000 example sentences with mini-dialogs; numerous contextual examples for each verb; the top 50 verbs, with clearly distinguished range of usage; more than 2,300 verbs cross-referenced to conjugation models.

The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs by Ronni L. Gordon (T 468.2421 Gordon)

The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs makes it easy for you to find the word you need to know quickly and easily. Inside you will find 555 fully conjugated verbs, current idioms and expressions for each verb, extended usage examples for the Top 50 verbs, 2,500-plus verbs cross-referenced to conjugation models, and much more.

Digital Resources

  Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an intuitive, conversation-based language learning app that features over 70 world languages, including Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Swahili, and Shakespearean English. To learn more, read our blog post highlighting Mango Languages!

  Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone features 30 world languages and provides access to Level 1 lessons that will help you strengthen your reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills.

  Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a handful of six-week instructor-led language courses for beginners, including “Speed Spanish,” “Discover Sign Language,” “Conversational Japanese,” and more.