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Learn a Foreign Language


LOTE4Kids is library eResource that allows kids to learn a language and connect with books through the magic of storytelling. You can choose from thousands of audio-picture books in 50+ languages, together with English translations.

LOTE4Kids is provided by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.


Transparent Language

The Bettendorf Public Library offers the online language learning program Transparent Language Online.  Transparent Language Online offers instruction in over 100 languages, allowing you to either brush up on your foreign language skills or learn a new language from scratch.

Once you're at the Transparent Language page, then set up your account using your Bettendorf Public Library barcode. Having that account allows Transparent Language to chart your progress!

Bettendorf Public Library cardholders have unlimited access to more than 100 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Patrons have the ability to write or speak their answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos. Patrons can learn on their own time, at their own pace in the library, in the comfort of their own home, or on the go with the Transparent Language app for the iPhone® and Android™.