Learn a Language

YPRL hosts both English as Second Language and community language circles for people to practice their language skills.

ESL Language Circles

Is English your second language?  Join an ESL language circle to practice your English conversation skills and meet new people.  Check the Calendar to find out when the next circle meets.

Community Language Cafés

YPRL hosts regular Italian, German and French language cafés where people can practice their language skills and access the library's newest Italian, German and French library materials.  Check the Calendar to see all community language listings.

Learn a Language Online

YPRL provides access to ByKi, an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for 80 different languages.  You will be required to login with your library card number and PIN.

Library Materials

The library has books, movies and more available for loan in 14 community languages.  Take a look at a chart that outlines which libraries have which community language materials. 

Upcoming Guest Speaker Events


English Language Cafe
11:00 am Mill Park

11:00 am Eltham


Chinese “T” for Technology
10:00 am Ivanhoe

French Language cafe
4:30 pm Ivanhoe


Spanish for Beginners
10:30 am Rosanna