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Januay 2010

What’s New · Byki Online

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Are you interested in learning to speak a foreign language? Now, thanks to Byki Online, the latest addition to our collection of databases, you can learn a foreign language from the comfort of home!

The Byki (“Before You Know It”) personalized online language instruction program uses flashcards to help you memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation. In addition to building your vocabulary, Byki offers specialized tools to help you perfect your pronunciation skills, as well as providing individual progress reports and proficiency tests. Over 70 foreign and ESL languages are represented in Byki, including Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

To use Byki from home, you will need a valid library card number and PIN. New users will need to create an account with Byki the first time they log in. We hope you'll take some time to explore this exciting new addition to our collection of electronic resources!