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Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language?  Whether you are travelling out of the country soon or just want  to communicate with your neighbors, our downloadable foreign language audiobooks include a wide selection of language learning programs.  Learn Hawaiian, Arabic, Italian, Spanish and many more languages at home, in your car, or on a plane.  Our foreign language study titles include beginner lessons through advanced as well as vocabulary builders. 

We also offer English language titles including Easy American Idioms, an audiobook designed to help familiarize non-English speakers with some of our more popular but extremely confusing phrases like "I'm counting on you" and "it slipped my mind."

Check them out on our "Media Downloads" page!  As always, if you can't find a title or a language that you are interested in, please send us a note!

To checkout our downloadable audiobooks, music and videos, click on “Media Downloads” from our main page.

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Instant Immersion Arabic
Instant Immersion Arabic
Easy American Idioms
Easy American Idioms
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Wed, September 03, 2008
Neat! I was excited to see how many "Learn Italian" titles there were when I checked out the Media Downloads.
S - phila
Sat, September 27, 2008
I love to learn arabic, i will look forward to using this arabic book. Learn arabic
Matt - Tampa
Sat, September 27, 2008
Audios are definitely great. In fact, that's how I learned a little spanish. A friend of mine said that she is using software to learn Chinese.
Bill - Dallas
Tue, September 30, 2008
Nice, the Arabic one. Do you have plans to list a similar course in Hebrew ? I got a Tanakh in Hebrew off scripture4all.org, which is a brilliant work, but it has no audio. I am famous for not liking teachers, audio books work excellent for me. Thanks in advance, Juust
Juust - Holland
Fri, October 03, 2008
These are great for learning another language and a great way to learn - thoroughly recommended -
Joe - London
Tue, October 07, 2008
Audio books are indeed a great way to learn a new language, these two are a great addition to the media downloads section. Regards .
Neuro - England
Mon, October 13, 2008
Audiobooks are great - I learned Spanish with audiobooks and via internet http://spanish.online-spanisch.com
Marc - Example: Philadelphia
Mon, October 13, 2008
I love audiobooks - I learned Spanish with audiobooks and with live lessons via internet
Marc - Houston
Thu, October 16, 2008
I have always wante to speak another langauge. imagine the foreign people who comes the the USA can do it. Why can't we? I have done this by cassette tapes in the 90's but now there are great for spanish, french, chinese(mandarin), portuguese, german, italian, and more including indigenous and endangered languages. Imagine that, learning a endangered language to keep it alive. My new quest is to learn french. I have learned portuguese which is a romance language so hopefully it will not be too hard.
Frank - Example: Cherry Hill
Thu, October 16, 2008
I have always wante to speak another langauge. imagine the foreign people who comes the the USA can do it. Why can't we? I have done this by cassette tapes in the 90's but now there are great for spanish, french, chinese(mandarin), portuguese, german, italian, and more including indigenous and endangered languages. Imagine that, learning a endangered language to keep it alive. My new quest is to learn french. I have learned portuguese which is a romance language so hopefully it will not be too hard.
Frank - Example: Cherry Hill
Sun, December 07, 2008
Very cool, I was looking to buy Rosetta Stone to learn Italian before I go on my visit over there but I will give this a shot first. Sure beats spending 500 dollars on that!
Tom - Norristown
Sun, December 07, 2008
What a great resource for language learners. When I was tutoring foreigners in ESL, I wish downloadable books such as the American idioms resource had been available for them. The idioms are interesting parts of any language, but can be really baffling to outsiders.
Diane - Cincinnati, Ohio
Mon, December 15, 2008
I was going to buy the Rosetta Stone program for my wife so she could learn Spanish. Now I have a great resource I can download for her instead of paying $500!
Arthur Woo - Dayton
Sun, February 08, 2009
I live the free English Idioms. I am also looking for free English grammar teaching download. Thanks for the free elibrary.
James - Seattle
Sun, February 08, 2009
I love the free English Idioms. I am also looking for free English grammar teaching download. Thanks for the free elibrary.
James - Seattle
Sun, March 01, 2009
Please tell me some internet pages on which I can learn Japanese. Thanks!
Japanese - Blatnice
Mon, March 02, 2009
Learning languages is an investment! You can never learn enough....
Bjoern - Barcelona
Mon, March 02, 2009
I just forget to add if somebody is looking for more information about learning spanish thats a great resource
Spanish in Barcelona - Where the sun always shine
Tue, March 03, 2009
This is a wonderful resource for people everywhere. I am thinking about all the kids in rural areas who may not have access to a large and well funded library. This is great.
Lawrence - Kansas
Wed, March 18, 2009
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sarah - IN
Wed, April 22, 2009
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dream - Philadelphia
Wed, May 27, 2009
audiobooks are great. That's how I learned English (French is my first language). If you can have the written pages of the same, it makes things easier.
Theophile - New York
Tue, July 21, 2009
Inspired us to create own audiobook. Thanks.
Sulumits Retsambew - Indonesia
Thu, July 23, 2009
Business world is no looking at Australia and U.A.E as the biggest market after the US. With Australia, its not an issue to communicate as English language is understood anywhere within Australia, however there is a problem communicating with U.A.E as they are more focused on Arabic. Some companies within U.A.E has external communication person who can properly communicate in English but there are still a lot of local companies which are unable to communicate except Arabic. I personally think a person who knows Arabic can provide a profitable communication between companies in US and UAE. Some of the websites offering Arabic languages courses are: www.funwitharabic.com www.madinaharabic.com www.gulfarabic.com/ www.searchtruth.com/arabic/ www.breakingthearabiccode.com/ living in US and knows Arabic
Ronnie - USA
Fri, September 25, 2009
I had no idea that the library had language stuff like this. Awesome!
Grant - phoenix, az
Thu, October 22, 2009
If you want to learn the I suggest you check out "The Magic Key To The Arabic Alphabet". It teaches the Arabic script and writing system through mnemonics (memory aids) that make rote learning superfluous.
Max - UK
Fri, October 23, 2009
Thanks for sharing. I and in fact I think the idioms is very important in order to understand native speakers
Gintaras - Lithuania
Fri, October 23, 2009
And also I want to share some interesting things about how to . I noticed that there are people who can speak many languages and they definitely know how to do this. On of them - Steve Kaufmann from Vancouver. He speaks ten languages and he has developed an online language learning system.
Gintaras - Lithuania
Wed, October 28, 2009
One of the most important things I noticed that in language learning I don't have to spend too much time with a difficult words and phrases. Instead I can just skip them and focus on more easy content. Later I will found these more difficult words in the another context ant then often I can understand and remember them more easily.
- Vilnius
Sun, November 08, 2009
I'm learning English and I think "Easy American Idioms" audio-book will be very useful for my study. It's a pity that this title is currently not available to buy from your web site, but I've found a copy at Amazon. Thank you for the tip!
Christian - Paris, France
Sun, November 08, 2009
I'm learning English and I think "Easy American Idioms" audio-book will be very useful for my study. It's a pity that this title is currently not available to buy from your web site, but I've found a copy at Amazon. Thank you for the tip!
Christian - Paris, France
Sun, November 08, 2009
I'm learning English and I think "Easy American Idioms" audio-book will be very useful for my study. It's a pity that this title is currently not available to buy from your web site, but I've found a copy at Amazon. Thank you for the tip!
Christian - Paris, France
Thu, December 17, 2009
I am going to and really recommend these audio language books and it will give me a head start before I study abroad.
Mike - Aisa
Thu, December 17, 2009
I just love the Easy American Idioms auto book. It has really helped my English
- Japan
Fri, January 15, 2010
Do you think that more could help?
Tutoring - Cherry Hill
Fri, February 05, 2010
I love that I am a better writer because of this very intimate, intensive exploration of language through audiobooks.
Chasey - Texas
Sun, February 14, 2010
Same here , before moving to china i tried my best to equip myself by learning it over the cd and things like that but , finally learnt that the best education is the practical way of learning. we need to speak it up with the native speakers, make mistakes as many as possible so that we are taught the right way to speak. well this is my bitter experience , but the best which made my day finally. yup, really...
nukelear - guangzhou
Sun, February 14, 2010
Another word, rosetta stone ripped me off when i bought the spanish version - really basic can never move forward....with that.
scot - exe
Fri, April 02, 2010
I have visited this site and got lots of information than other sites visited before a month.its very helpful for me.
Gregory Williams - india
Wed, April 21, 2010
Yes, non-US Citizens can take advantage of our resources as long as they have a valid Free Library library card. We have many residents of Philadelphia that are not US Citizens!
Jen W - Philadelphia
Wed, April 21, 2010
This is a great resource of books! My question is if non US citizens can register to this library? We have a site with jobs and we would be interested in if our members cold have the possibility to learn foreign languages?
Locuri de munca - Romania
Fri, May 07, 2010
A much need service. Thank you.
Marieaaa - NY
Sun, May 09, 2010
Learning from Chinese from audio is great. I used Pimsleur a lot back in the day. But I think learning from movies is very effective too. A friend told me about I might check it out.
Kurt - San Diego
Thu, July 15, 2010
Does the library also have Rocket Spanish? It's a piece of software a lot of people have had success with (for example, this girl -- www.speakspanishsoftware.com ). I'd t just like to use to learn to speak Spanish but just don't have the money to purchase it right now. Thanks for your help!
Marcus - North Philadelphia
Thu, July 15, 2010

lily - somewhere in PA
Thu, July 15, 2010
What about Rocket French? I used this software a lot when I was learning French and would like to have access to it now that I speak fluent French. I still need some french learning software to stay fluent, of course. it's a great piece of french language software. if you don't believe me, check out www.frenchlanguagesoftwareinfo.org
James B. - Philadelphia
Wed, July 21, 2010
This is very helpful. I also found a more in depth way to learn Spanish at http://teachyourselfspanishsite.com.
- Taos
Sat, August 21, 2010
A lot of great resources for ! You really have a good selection.
ER - Philadelphia
Tue, October 12, 2010
This is really a nice blog. I can not aggree with you more
Rosetta Stone French - ny
Wed, October 13, 2010
This is really a nice blog. I can not aggree with you more
Rosetta Stone French - ny
Fri, October 22, 2010
Nice going! I will be here often. Keep going.:)
Mon, November 29, 2010
learn french and Chinese
Kevin Rose - LYON
Thu, December 02, 2010
Doing this makes learning a language so much more accessible. Dave
Dave Jones - Olney
Thu, January 20, 2011
@commenter looking for resources to : Check out nihongoup.com, it's a friendly community for Japanese learners with a language lessons, games, a forum, etc.
Philip Seyfi - Moscow
Mon, January 31, 2011
I've found that there are some okay free tools online if you look around. has some resources to pull from.
Lando - East Stroudsburg
Sun, August 07, 2011
I love the Pimsleur courses, and I bought the Foreign Service Institute course to , as it was only $20, and at some point it takes longer than 2 weeks to learn a language with proficiency.
Paul McClendon - Philadelphia
Mon, January 16, 2012
Pimsleur is definitely good, though I think to really learn to speak, you need the "interactiveness" that you can only have with a real conversational partner. There's a site I found that goes into this in more detail: www.language-learning-tips.com , it has some great info.
Earl - Baltimore
Thu, May 17, 2012
Thanks for share about language course information..I want to share more information about language course..I am sure you will be get more knowledge about language course..Berlitz agency offers services such as education for businesses and high-quality (language course). You can get the information about language course from Berlitz site: http://www.tecajizapodjetja.si/
miroslavaanglescina - US
Wed, February 27, 2013
I might as well give it a shot with the audio books for Spanish. I think my main problem is trying to be drilled in to learning. I rather have something fun or immersible that way im learning almost passively I Did a review on a spanish software for learning it at home: , willing to try those audio books listed on this page though.
lennox - New York
Wed, February 27, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Uo23Mu_wG0, did a review on it , on how you can use audio books like they mention ontop this page for spanish.
sarah - brooklyn
Wed, March 27, 2013
Audio book is always the good source to learn a new language. I am learning English as a second language. beside English audiobook, english course is another great source. I found some best English speaking course at :http://englishspeakingcourses.com/ This website may be useful for those who want to improve their english speaking.
Arasta - Florida
Thu, April 11, 2013
We have to learn a foreign language if we want to grow professionally, because the successful companies will like to expand their businesses on the international platform.
Danny - Montgomery
Thu, April 11, 2013
If you are going to expand your business across the borders of your country, you might have to face the language bar. Therefore, you need to be prepared to learn the new language so that you can communicate with the new staff conveniently.
- Edinburg
Tue, May 07, 2013
for sure are great way to learn any language.
Mark Williams - Illinois, USA
Tue, May 07, 2013
Language Audiobooks are for sure are great way to learn any language. http://www.languageaudiobooks.com/
Mark Williams - Illinois, USA
Tue, May 14, 2013
A language teacher should insist on student's active participation in the classroom, and it is equally applicable if you have started an online language teaching course.
Mareq - http://languagehackingguide.info
Wed, November 06, 2013
Foreign audio books are definitely helpful if you want to learn a language. The only one I have any actual experience with are the Pimsleur French audio lessons. It's really repetitive and sometimes boring, but the expressions do stick with you and helps you communicate on a basic note. Either way, I think that the best way to learn a language is to actually be immersed in the area of the spoken language for a few months. I did it twice in French immersion and my French has improved immensely. If you wanna check it out, I have a blog at www.lostinfrench.com
Anthony De Guzman - Toronto
Mon, November 11, 2013
I truly get pleasure from while I read your blogs and its content.
language tutors
Wed, April 02, 2014
I like Instant Immersion Arabic book it is provide much help of learn languages online like http://lingointeractive.com/course/lingo-spanish/
Anthony Tony - Austin, TX
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