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International

TPL welcomes patrons from all over the globe! Here are some resources which may be of interest to our international patrons. All services are free with a Troy Public Library card – sign up for a card here.

Programs
Talk Time English Language Conversation Group
If English is your second language, join us on Zoom or in person to practice your speaking and listening skills and improve your English vocabulary in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Please note this is not a formal English class.

Talk Time Sessions

Online Resources
Click here to explore our full list of online resources

Pronunciator
Customizable language courses for everyone. Over 160 languages to learn including ASL and ESL lessons. Pronunciator also has courses in over 140 home languages.

LearningExpress Library 
Practice tests and tutorial course preparation including TOEFL iBT and IELTS as well as the Citizenship exam. Resources for becoming a better reader and writer in English.

Mango Languages 
Mango Languages is an online language learning resource offering 71 languages, 17 ESL courses and numerous specialty courses. If you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you’ve come to the right place.

ProCitizen
With over 100 instructional videos each, plus interactive drills and quizzes, ProCitizen provides the civics, vocabulary, plus reading and writing practice that new citizens need to succeed at the citizenship test.

Hoopla
Hoopla is a free app that allows users to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows in many languages. Use the “Advanced Search” tool to search for the language of your choice.

LOTE Online for Kids
Provides over 1250 picture books in 40 world languages, including English translations, with new digital books and languages released each month.

Books, Magazines & Movies
Click here to look through our Adult International Collection of books, magazines, and movies!

Books & Magazines

We have a large collection of international language books in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Marathi, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. 

We also have a collection of international magazines and newspapers in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Hindi, and Spanish.

We also carry books for people who are learning English, preparing for an English language proficiency exam, or seeking US citizenship. Stop by our Adult Reference Desk or call 248.524.3534 to learn more. 

Other Collections
We carry international films in more than 40 languages. The collection features films for families, adults, and children as well as dramas and TV shows.

Community Links
Oakland Literacy Council
Offers free one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to improve their English language skills.

ESL – Troy Continuing Education
Offers ESL classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.

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