Q. How can I learn a foreign language such as French?
Alameda County libraries have a number of things that can help you with learning French or other languages. At Fremont Main there are books, cd's and DVDs upstairs on the second floor. All have a Dewey Decimal number between 440 and 449, and are shelved by number.
In addition, the Alameda County Library subscribes to some online resources that you have access to from home with your library card.
There is a French 101 class in Universal Class. To use that, follow the first two steps described above, then choose the tab with the U on it and then choose Universal Class. Again, you'll have to have your library card # to get access. Then:
- Register. You have access to an incredible array of classes on nearly everything imaginable, and not just languages.
- From the navigation bar on the left, choose Language Arts, and then Language Studies. When I did this, I saw the French class "advertised" on the front page. but if you don't, use the search box to type in French and then you'll have the link to French 101.
- Our online language-learning software is Pronunciator. This can be found under Research--A-to-Z Resource List from our home page.
- No, we have Pronunciator as our language-learning software.