Language Learning

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Language learning facilities are available in several of our branch libraries. You can work, should you so wish, towards a library-based Certificate of Course Completion. The certificate is signed by the City Librarian and by the local Librarian and is available to those who have completed a minimum of 50 hours learning related to a specific programme course of study.

The Open Learning Centre in the Central Library offers a wide range of language self learning courses.

Language learning is also available through informal conversation exchange in foreign languages.


Online Language Learning

Mango Languages

Categories: Online Learning | Language Learning
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Registration required. On computer, must follow link from this website. Also Mango app.

Mango LanguagesMango Languages is an online language learning resource that teaches real conversations in over 70 foreign languages.

Use your library membership card barcode number to register and create a username and password.

Accessing Mango on a computer:
Once registered, you will need to follow the above link from this page whenever you wish to login and use the service on a computer (i.e. bookmarking the Mango page will not suffice - best to bookmark this page).

Accessing Mango on a phone or tablet:
You can download the Mango Languages app and login.



Categories: Online Learning | Language Learning
Access From: Anywhere
Access How: Registration required. Must register at the Open Learning Centre in person. You will be given an access code to enable you to unlock either English or the language of your choice. One code will unlock one language.
URL: For English only go to     For ‘Choose any Language’ go to
Mobile App? Yes - all platforms

uTALKLearning a language the uTalk way will give you confidence to begin learning the language of your choice. You can choose from any of over 130 languages from all over the world and the App is designed to get you speaking from the word go.
The App is also available for ESOL learners for English only.

For further information contact the Open Learning Centre, Tel. 01 8734333 (ext. 4)