Library offers you several online language courses
Helmet libraries offer you dozens of online language courses in five different e-services. You can improve your present language skills or learn a new language.
To access the language courses you will need a computer, tablet or smart phone as well as your library card and PIN code. Check out the detailed technical requirements from each service’s own website, as some of the courses only work on computers. You will also need headphones, if your computer does not have loudspeakers.
You can explore the course and language selection by browsing the services’ pages. Underneath is a short description of the online language courses provided by each e-service.
Ellibs e-library offers Lingonet’s online language courses for studying English, French, Swedish, and German. The support language for the courses is Finnish. Studying is based on learning by listening, and the courses also include interactive exercises.
Ellib’s language courses work on computers and tablets. You will find them by selecting Online resource from the Format drop-down menu. You can also find the courses through the Helmet search by making a search using the word Lingonet. You can further refine your search by selecting E-materials from the Format category.
The loan period for the courses is 14 days. Each course has a few simultaneous user licenses and, if the course is not immediately available, you can reserve it.
Lingonet’s own service includes courses on Finnish as a second language. There are three different courses and they all work on computers. However, the LingoPro course works on tablets as well. Up to five users can be logged in simultaneously for each course.
You can also find the courses through the Helmet search by making a search using the word Lingonet. You can further refine your search by selecting E-materials from the Format category.
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Naxos Spoken Word Library
Naxos Spoken Word Library contains dozens of language courses in e-audiobook format. You will find the courses by selecting the Language category.
The service works on computers, tablets, and smartphones in a browser. On iOS devices you can also use the NSWL mobile app.
The content in NSWL varies somewhat. The library cannot influence the collection, since we buy the content as a whole.
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OverDrive e-library has a large collection of e-books and audiobooks for language learning. The collection is growing gradually. As a rule, there is one license per item, but you can make a reservation if the item is not available.
E-books and audiobooks work on computers, tablets and smartphones. The easiest way to listen or read the study materials is in your device’s browser or in the Libby app. If you want to download the materials to your own device but have not done so previously with OverDrive e-books, we recommend that you read the instructions on Helmet’s E-library page.
In the Promentor service, you can study six different languages in ten different courses. The languages are English, Spanish, Swedish, German, Finnish, and Russian. The courses include exercises and tests. Up to five users can be logged in simultaneously for each course.
Online courses work on computers, tablets and smartphones. Before you start studying, update your browser to the latest version.
Once again, you can find the courses also through the Helmet search by searching with the word Promentor. You may further refine your search by selecting E-materials under the Format category.
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Text: Laura Kärpijoki
Translation: Tuija Kalke
Photo: Helsinki City Library