Language Learning

Language Learning

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The library is a great place to start learning another language. Whether you want to learn a language for school, brush up on a language before you visit a foreign country, or need help learning English, we have resources to support you. Whether you prefer traditional materials such as physical audiobooks and workbooks, bilingual storybooks, foreign language dictionaries or online resources, we are ready to assist.

Rosetta Stone

One of the most thorough tools available to you is the library’s access to Rosetta Stone, a trusted organization and technology platform that has been teaching languages for more than 30 years. Rosetta Stone is used by schools and businesses around the world to help equip language learners with the skills they need to succeed. Rosetta Stone is free with your library card and accessible through your desktop computer and as an app on your tablet or mobile phone.

To get started, just go here & enter your 14-digit library card number.

You will need to create an account using your email address and a chosen password. This is what enables you to save your progress. If you ever forget your password, you can reset it from the login page.

If you want to use the Rosetta Stone app, you will need to sign-in first through your device’s regular web browser. See below for further instructions.

  • Download the Rosetta Stone app as normal from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Do not open it yet.
  • In a regular web browser on your device, go to the library’s website and use the library’s Rosetta Stone link to sign in with your library card.
  • Enter your email address and password – the same as if you were using your desktop computer.
  • Once signed in, click the “Launch Rosetta Stone Foundations” link. This will automatically prompt your app to open with you already logged in.
  • The app will remember your login credentials and automatically open where you left off.

If you have any trouble accessing Rosetta Stone, please feel free to contact us at (845) 496-5483 x 326 to speak to a librarian.

English As A Second Language

Looking for help learning English and successfully navigating life in Orange County? We can help!

SUNY Orange ESL Classes

Traditional low-cost ESL classes are available through SUNY Orange at both the Middletown and Newburgh campuses. Call (845) 341–9593 or (845) 341-9373 or email: for assistance with registering for classes.

USA Learns

You can get started right away for free learning English online. USA Learns is a project of the California Department of Education and is free for anyone in the world. Its online videos let you learn independently at your own pace.