- Friends of RHPL
The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to offer specialized resources for our customers in many World Languages, learning English (ELL), achieving citizenship, improving basic literacy / reading skills, and speaking and reading in a language other than English and feature films from around the world with English subtitles .
The Adult International Language Collection includes books of fiction and non-fiction by many popular authors in the following eighteen world languages.
Resident library card holders will be able to request books in many more languages if they are available to borrow by going to Michigan eLibrary / MelCat (the statewide library catalog and borrowing service). Select the language in Advanced Keyword Search.
International Language Resources in Michigan
lists books and periodicals in international languages by library
The Youth World Language Collection is available in print as well as audio; videocassette, DVD, talking books and multimedia kits in either CD or cassette format. Languages include:
For recreational reading the following fifteen foreign language magazines for Adults are also available:
Youth magazines in other languages are also available for check out. Click on the title of the magazine to search the library catalog for available issues. Language magazines include:
Our World Cinema Collection has a large number of DVDs with outstanding award winning and popular feature films from around the world in more than thirty languages and they all have English subtitles!
If you are interested in learning another language or improving English language skills there are many language learning materials available in books, audio, video and online databases http://www.rhpl.org/research/information-by-topic/310-languages
The citizenship collection provides materials to guide prospective U.S. citizens through the naturalization process. A collection of online resources for citizenship preparation, practical information on life in the United States and immigration law, news, and procedures is available on the Immigrant Resources topic page.
There are ELL and basic Literacy Collection in Adult Services Languages collection for adults who are trying to learn English as second language and improve their reading or English language skills. Books, audio tapes and DVDs are available to check out, and many Literacy Resources are available on the Internet.
(Audio is also available)
(Activities for ESL students)
(ESL for kids)
Customers can easily checkout all types of library materials on the self-check units. Directions for checking out materials are currently available in English, Spanish, German, Tamil and Russian with more languages coming soon.
Oakland Literacy Council provides a free one-to-one basic program in basic literacy and ESL for adults in Oakland County
**MUZZY online language learning system - NEW!**
Activities for ESL Students quizzes, exercises and puzzles
English as a Second Language literacy resources for the teacher from the National Literacy Institute