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Online Resources: Learning Tools

Resources marked restricted require an Iowa City Public Library card when accessed from outside the Library, and licensing restrictions limit access to residents of Iowa City and to areas covered by contracts for library service: rural Johnson County and the cities of Hills, Lone Tree, and University Heights.

Learning Express 3.0

The LearningExpress Library 3.0 is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, high school equivilency exam preparation (HiSET in Iowa), and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages.. The LearningExpress Library also includes Popular Software Tutorials and Basic Computer Instruction.

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Mango Languages

A premier resource for all your language-learning needs. Mango is an interactive tool that helps you learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, and 30 more languages. Also includes English instruction (ESL) tailored to speakers of 14 languages.

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Pronunciator

Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library has just what you're looking for! With 4000 courses available, Pronunciator provides access to 80 languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa (and more in between). The language courses are available in English as well as many other languages. In addition, Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.

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TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books, audiobooks and ebooks for children. Includes picture books in Spanish and other languages. TumbleBooks can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. No password is necessary.

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