Garland, Texas - August 10, 2011 - Would you like to learn a new language? You can with Powerspeak, an online language program, accessible free from your library!
Powerspeak is a language training program which gradually immerses users into their language of choice while employing various instructional methods to help teach that language. Each language section consists of eight units with approximately twenty to thirty accompanying activities. On average, completion of a unit requires about one hour. No special software or downloads are required to use Powerspeak; users simply create an account name and password. This account will allow users to track their progress through whichever language they choose to study. Languages currently offered include Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, and ESL Spanish.
To access Powerspeak you will need your Garland library card. Simply go to www.nmls.lib.tx.us and click on Online Resources. Next click on the Do It Yourself subject area, then find Powerspeak. Enter your library card number and PIN and you are ready to parlez!