Highland Libraries offers a wide variety of materials to help learners of English:
- Language dictionaries – please ask at your local library for details
- Learning English courses on CD or Cassette - please click on the link 'Learning English Materials' in External Links. The BBC Learning English website is also a good resource
- Learn Together Sacks – a transparent bag containing two books for an adult and child to share - currently available in larger libraries
Click here for a list of materials for learning English.
Improve your language skills including English with our range of language learning resources.
Transparent Language Learning - A powerful language learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases in your long-term memory. New User? Click here to sign up with your library barcode
Please note: you are required to create an account to use this resource. Smartcard & NEC card users - please enter the first 14 digits of your card number only, leaving off the last 2 digits to access this resource
Access Transparent Language on an iPad or mobile Device
iPad users can use the BYKI Community Edition app. This app is a companion to the site and does have access to a lot of the languages available.
1. Download and install the app from the links below or search for "Byki Community Edition" on your device app store:
2. Log into your Transparent Language Online account on a Windows PC or Mac OS X system. Select "Go Mobile" button in the upper right of the page, it will open a window that shows how to activate the mobile app.
Language Packs - Browse Highland Libraries collection of language learning packs. To browse a specific language, add "AND" and the name of the language e.g. loantype:"Language Pack" AND French inthe catalogue search box.
Adult Fiction books – available in Polish, Russian, French, Hungarian - these are kept at Inverness Library, but can be sent to any Highland Library. The selection is changed regularly. Please see our online catalogue for a list of current titles.
Browse world language titles
Polish Hungarian Scottish Gaelic Russian French Italian
German Czech Latvian
Click here for a full list of languages available (pdf).
Children’s books - available in various libraries. Please ask at your local library for further information
Newspapers and magazines - visit Inverness Library for a selection of Polish newspapers and magazines, for example, Polish Express.
If you would like books in other languages, or further information about our services, please contact your nearest library, or email email@example.com Information on Library Services to learners of English is also available in Polish. Please see the Current Documents section for further information.
Life in Great Britain - you can now study for the UK Citizenship test online. You will need your library card number to sign up for this free resource.
Please see External Links for useful websites.