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The Kitchigami Regional Library now offers the Pronunciator online language-learning system for free, with 80 of the world’s most popular languages and ESL courses for speakers of 50 non-English languages.

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Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a suite of interactive online drills, scored quizzes and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks.

Pronunciator offers a variety of learning levels for each language, covering vocabulary, verbs, simple sentences and conversation. One level, specifically for tourists and business travelers, teaches 1,500 essential phrases covering everyday situations.

Each course also has up to 350 hours of audio lessons, which patrons can download to a portable device or burn to CD.

Full-featured free apps for iPads, iPhone/iPod Touch and Android let patrons learn on-the-go.

Pronunciator is appropriate for children as well as adults. Pronunciator is designed to meet the language-learning needs of the entire community.

To get started:

1. Go to www.krls.org.

2. Find and click on the pronunciator link.

3. Register for free with your library card number.

4. Start learning your new language.

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