Learning a Language

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Take a Language Class through Gale Courses
Enroll in a six-week instructor-led course, including Instant Italian, Discover Sign Language or Spanish for Medical Professionals and earn a certificate upon completion.

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Choose from a variety of languages in e-book, e-audiobook and visual formats.

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Rosetta Stone
Access Level One language learning from the popular software series for 30 different languages including Spanish, French, German, Chinese and more. Provided by INSPIRE.

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Learn another language with Transparent Language
Available for learning 110+ languages, plus English as a Second Language (ESL) materials for native speakers of 26+ languages, the program has something for everyone. KidsSpeak is a fun, easy-to-use language-learning program designed for ages 6 and up to help them learn words and phrases suitable for their age, needs, and interests.

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Tumble Book Library
  • Click and read school-age favorites in both Spanish and French via the "Language Learning" tab.
  • Read-Along titles are also available for emergent and reluctant readers.

The Johnson County Public Library Adult Learning Center (ALC) provides free tutoring services to adult residents in the Johnson County area. Our program offers English as a Second Language and adult basic education instruction in reading, math and language as well as introduces learners to American culture. Tutoring is provided by volunteers and ALC staff in both one-on-one and small group settings.