If the Scottish weather makes your holiday plans more Lanzarote than Largs, then learning the local language can help your holiday run smoothly. Tell Me More and Transparent Language Online are two online tools – available free to library members – which help you do just that.
Learn a language at home with Tell Me More and use the handy speech recognition software to get your pronunciation just right. Choose from a number of activities to tailor your learning to suit you.
Transparent Language Online offers help with over 80 languages and includes handy links to social media sites in the language you’re studying and games to help practice your new found skills. There are also iPhone and Android apps (under its previous name of Byki) to make things easier.
There is something for every style of learning and language requirement. Learn to order a beer, find the airport, and it’ll even help you explain to the Gendarme exactly what is in your suitcase…