Burwood Library provides many resources and activities for members who speak languages other than English.
Language Learning Online
AMES World Wide English - Learn English from beginner to intermediate level – for work, life and study in Australia and global environments
AMES Interview and Resume Skills - Learn job seeking skills to find work in Australia. Practice writing a resume and cover letter. Prepare for the interview and making cold calls to employers
Mango Languages is an online language and culture learning resource that offers access to over 70 foreign languages and 21 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.
The Library runs a regular English class in Burwood. The class is currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions, but details will be posted on the Library Events page when it begins again.
Books, magazines and DVDs
The Library holds a collection of books in languages including Chinese, Korean, Hindi and Italian. Please speak to our librarians if you are looking for material in a particular language.
Online Films and Documentaries
Burwood Library's free film streaming service, Beamafilm, includes movies and documentaries in many different languages. Just sign up with your Burwood Library card to get started.
RB Digital offers access to the latest editions of all your favourite magazines. It's free, and you can download the issues to enjoy whenever and wherever is convenient for you. There are over 3,500 titles available from around the world, in a variety of languages, including over 100 Chinese titles.
Visit the RB Digital site, and use your Burwood Library card number to set up an account and start downloading your favourite magazines. More information about how to download the RB digital app is here.