Learn a Language

Bonjour! Bienvenue à BCPL!

That's French for Hello! Welcome to BCPL! You don't have to go to school to learn simple dialog in a different language. Your library has several resources available to help you prepare for speaking in another country's native tongue. Whether you need a small grasp of inquiries for travel or an in-depth course to make you fluent for more career opportunities, we can help you with that!

Audiobooks & DVDs

BCPL's catalog includes many language-learning sound and video recordings, as well as nonfiction resources like dictionaries. Audio resources are available in both physical CD format and through our online partners in e-format.

Learn Online

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    Fiero Code

    Learn computer programming skills through a series of quick tutorials and gamified projects! Choose from a variety of “workouts” and “missions” as you learn to build websites, video games, phone apps, animations, and more. The Fiero Code software provides an accessible, easy-to-navigate coding journey geared toward youth ages 8–18, but adults can enjoy Fiero Code, too.

  • Kanopy

    Kanopy offers a unique and extensive collection of indie flicks, world cinema, classic films, and award-winning documentaries. Plus, enjoy celebrated educational series like NOVA, Ken Burns America, and The Great Courses and explore educational videos covering Business Skills, Dance, Engineering, History, Photography, Religion & Philosophy, Sports & Fitness, and more. Instructional video topics range from refrigeration and air conditioning to first aid and therapeutic massage. There are even curated collections for educators and students that provide lessons in mathematics, languages (including ESL), and science!

  • Mango Languages

    Learn practical conversation skills for over 70 world languages on your computer or mobile device! Includes Arabic, Cherokee, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and more. Mango also offers fully interactive feature films to help users master new languages and more than 20 ESL courses.