Free online language learning program available for Jersey City library patrons

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The Jersey City Free Public Library at 472 Jersey Ave. Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal

Nicholas Zeitlinger | The Jersey JournalBy Nicholas Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal 
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on August 03, 2016 at 8:30 AM, updated August 03, 2016 at 8:33 AM

The Jersey City Free Public Library is offering the immersive language learning program Rosetta Stone for free to library card holders.

The program is accessible through the library’s Online Resources section on their website. The language learning platform offers 30 languages for anyone from those wanting to improve their English to those wanting to learn another language for business and travel.

A two-year subscription to Rosetta Stone is priced at about $250 on the program’s website, but is free to access through the Jersey City Public Library and the N.J. State Library as part of their database subscriptions.

Rentable Wi-Fi hotspots to be available for Jersey City library members

Rentable Wi-Fi hotspots to be available for Jersey City library members

The JCFPL will be offering borrowable portable hotspot devices, at all nine of their branches and at their main library at 472 Jersey Ave.

The 30 languages offered by Rosetta Stone are: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

“Whether you access Rosetta Stone or other online library databases through Online Resources,” said Library Director Priscilla Gardner. “You are only a click away from Jersey City library services – for free.”

City residents can obtain a library card at the Main Library location at 472 Jersey Ave. or at any branch of the Jersey City Public Library.

For the latest on programs, events, and special announcements, follow the Library on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JerseyCityFreePublicLibrary Twitter @JCFPL_NJ or Pinterest www.pinterest.com/jerseycityPL at Jersey City Free Public Library. For all information on the library, visit their website. www.jclibrary.org

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