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Learn a Language

Improve your understanding of English as a Second Language with AMES and Clarity English or learn a new language with Muzzy or Transparent Language. Your Liverpool City Library card gives you access to a variety of online resources to help you learn at your own pace.

Learn English Online with AMES and Clarity English

AMES World Wide English

Learn English with NSW AMES. Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for everyday conversation.

Suitable for Ages: Adults

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Get started with AMES World Wide English

  • Basic understanding of the English language is required at beginner level
  • Develop your English for work, study and life in Australian society and culture
  • Build your confidence in everyday situations like visiting the doctor or paying a bill
  • Complete challenging interactive grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation activities
  • Measure learning outcomes through online assessment tasks and quizzes
  • Ranges from beginner to advanced courses

Clarity English

Active Reading helps learners develop the whole range of reading skills: prediction, vocab strategies, inference, skimming, topic sentences and more. Learners work on a wide variety of text types, based around lively, stimulating topics.

Suitable for Ages: Adults

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Get started with Active Reading

User Guide:

  • Overview of Active Reading video

Practical Writing helps learners understand how to use written English both for school and for personal reasons by learning how to structure a message, select the right vocabulary, and choose the appropriate style.

Suitable for Ages: Adults

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Get started with Practical Writing

User Guide:

  • Introducing Practical Writing video

Clear Pronunciation helps learners recognise and pronounce the 43 sounds of English through audio, video and interactive activities.

Suitable for Ages: Adults

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Get started with Clear Pronunciation

User Guide:

  • Clear Pronunciation: Introduction video

Tense Buster helps learners improve their understanding of 33 key grammar areas at five levels.

Suitable for Ages: Adults

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Get started with Tense Buster

User Guide:

  • Overview of Tense Buster video

Road to IELTS General Training focuses on general conversational skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Road to IELTS Academic is for learners who wish to undertake further studies or training in the English language at TAFE or at University level.

Suitable for Ages: Adults

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Get started with Road to IELTS General Training

Get started with Road to IELTS Academic

User Guide:

  • Introducing Road to IELTS  Full Version video for both IELTS Academic and General Training

Learn a Language for Kids with Muzzy

Muzzy BBC

Muzzy BBC is an interactive animated language learning program for children. It offers Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Korean and English.

Suitable for Ages: 3-8

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Get started with Muzzy

  • Offers Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Korean and English
  • Learn through videos, reading, games and activities
  • Each lesson builds on the last
  • Designed to suit a range of learning styles

Learn over 100  Languages with Transparent Language

Transparent Language

Explore over 100 world languages including English as a Second Language with Transparent Language Online. Suitable for beginners starting out with the alphabet and travel basics or advancing to conversational skills.

Suitable for Ages: 6 to Adult

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Get started with Transparent Language

Apps Available

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  • English as a second language available for native speakers of Amharic, Arabic (modern standard), Chinese (Mandarin simplified), Czech, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese-Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu & Vietnamese
  • Kidspeak Courses available for children aged 6 and over in the following languages: Chinese (Cantonese and simplified Mandarin), English (including all above courses), French, German, Italian, and Spanish (Latin American and Castilian).
  • Follow along lesson plans and practice skills to reach your personal goals

How to start if accessing Transparent Language for the first time:

  1. Visit Transparent Language
  2. Click on the Sign Up tab and enter your Liverpool Library card number
  3. Complete the form as required and make sure you take note of your username and password
  4. Select the language you would like to start learning

Apps Available

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Help guide when downloading the App:

  1. Once you have signed up and created your account, download the app from your app store
  2. Enter your username and password or scan the QR code found on the 'mobile access' page in Transparent Language
  3. Now you're ready to learn on the go