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How to Learn a New Language

This guide features resources you can use to learn a new language.

Languages at Northwestern

Resources at Evanston Public Library

Interlibrary Loan

You can request language learning books from other academic institutions using Interlibrary Loan. Search for books at WorldCat. Note that electronic books are not requestable. Be sure to indicate that you will accept the book in a language other than English. 

The turnaround time for interlibrary loan is 3-4 days for items from other libraries in the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and 7-10 days for items from other academic institutions .

Free websites and apps

News, film, and music databases at Northwestern

Language Dictionaries