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.
International Resources Flyer (English)
نشرة الموارد الدولية (Arabic)
Folleto de Recursos Internacionales (Spanish)
国际资源传单 (Simplified Chinese)
國際資源傳單 (Traditional Chinese)
Talk Time English Language Conversation Group – 10 am on Tuesdays
If English is your second language, join us on Zoom to practice your speaking and listening skills and improve your English vocabulary in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Click here to access our calendar and sign up. Please note this is not a formal English class.
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Customizable language courses for everyone. Over 160 languages to learn including ASL and ESL lessons. Pronunciator also has courses in over 140 home languages.
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 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.
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 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. Find out how to access Hoopla at troypl.org/downloadables.
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.
Explore our online catalog or visit the library in person to explore this collection!
Books and audiobooks for learning languages including English language learning.
A collection of international language books for adults and children in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Marathi, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
A collection of international magazines and newspapers in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Hindi, and Spanish.
International films in more than 40 languages. The collection features films for families, adults, and children as well as dramas and TV shows.
The Teen collection includes Japanese anime and manga.
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.