Tell Me More is an online language learning program provided by Dublin City Public Libraries and administered by the Open Learning Centre (OLC) in the Central Library, Ilac Centre.
The languages you can learn are: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch available as everyday situations or professional situations.
You can learn these through the medium of 20 interface languages. These are: Arabic, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Slovak, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Students can work on their speaking, listening, writing and grammar skills. There is also access to real Euronews videos on topics such as Culture & Society, Space, Politics & the Economy and Science. Workshops allow you to work on a specific skill or theme. The themes include "banks & cashpoints", "paying a bill", "weather forecast" and "going out".
A "My Statistics" section gives you a summary of work done in each language skill as well as a progress report showing completed activities and your success rate. An instructional video will help you get started and this can be repeated as many times as you want.
We have 17 public computers here in the centre dedicated to Tell Me More. To avail of the program you need to be a library member and also register here in the Open Learning Centre. If you commit to long-term study of a language, we can give you a licence to use the program virtually. This lasts for a year.