Multicultural Resources

multicultural resources

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.

 

English Class

The Library runs a regular English language class. See the Library Events page for details. 

Books, magazines and DVDs

The Library holds a collection of books, magazines and DVDs in languages including Chinese, Korean, and Hindi. Please speak to our librarians if you are looking for material in a particular language. We can also arrange loans of books in other community languages from the State Library of NSW free of charge for members. 

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. 

Digital Magazines

Download Overdrive digital magazines, eAudiobooks and eBooks to your computer, or use the Libby app on your tablet or mobile device to enjoy anytime, anywhere. The magazine collection includes titles in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Italian and many more. 

Find out how to download your library Apps here. Once you have Libby on your phone or tablet, you can access a huge range of content just using your Library card number. If you're not a member yet, you can sign up here

 overdrive magazines in Chinese

Tech Savvy Seniors in community languages

The Library runs regular Tech Savvy Senior courses in both English and other community languages. Currently classes are held via Zoom because of COVID-19 restrictions. See our Library Events page to see when the next classes are scheduled, or email the library for more information. 

Tech Savvy Seniors

Tech Savvy Seniors also have helpful video tutorials in many languages

Mandarin

Cantonese 

Vietnamese

Korean 

English

Topics include Introduction to Zoom and Introduction to Smart Phones.