Learn a new language or improve your English with Mango Languages.
There are over 35 languages to choose from including Italian, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Tamil and even Pirate!
English courses are available for native speakers of Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Turkish, Vietnamese and more.
Create a profile with Mango Languages to chart your progress through the courses.
Mango Languages is also available as a mobile app for your iPhone or iPad.
The Computer School
Brimbank Libraries invites you to learn more about using your computer with thecomputerschool.net.
The computerschool.net offers specialised easy to follow computer tutorials in a number of software applications.
Click here to visit thecomputerschool.net.
At the password prompt enter your library barcode.
Tutorials available include:
- Getting started with Windows Vista
- Microsoft Word 2007
Work Ventures - i.settle.with.it
This website you will find simple, step-by-step training in English and Computer skills.
These websites will help you and your family learn English and have some fun together as well! The library also has many other resources to help you learn English - just ask at the information desk. Staff will be happy to help you choose.
Kids and parents
Teach your child English with help in:
Intermediate - Advanced
DJ’s Cow Spelling Pattern Website
Practice spelling patterns with word puzzles
British Council website
Paint, play, draw and have fun learning English with your child
Learn to read and spell with sounds
The Internet TESL Journal offers Bilingual Quizzes in English and:
Living English - part of the Australia network website
Learn everyday English skills by watching Living English an online 42 part drama. Each video has focus on a grammar point. Topics covered include dating, catching a taxi, directions and much more.
Intermediate - Advanced
When accessing the Road to IELTS, you may be asked for your library card number. If you are not currently a member you may join online or at any Brimbank library.
BBC Learning English
Learn English with help in:
Australia Network has web videos and English Language tips and practice sheets explore the site:
- English Bites
A web video documentary series for upper intermediate learners of English, explores topicial information and common English/ Australian expressions. Episodes can be downloaded to to your computer or portable MP4 player.
- IELTS preparation for intermediate and advanced students
A tv program and website which features segments on topics such as science, history, business, Australian society, people and places for intermediate and advance students
Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms
Want to master advanced English expressions, like “have a ball” or “no big deal” search the Cambridge dictionary online for idioms and expressions.
In the community
Sunshine Learning Together Project
Sunshine Learning Together Project a program for women who have children 0 – 5 and are seeking to learn English. The classes are delivered on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Uniting Care Sunshine Mission in partnership with AMES. Children participate in a specialist early developmental program while the parents learn English. For enquiries please contact Maurie on (03) 9314-9478.
University of the Third Age
ESL Conversation Club (an English program for people 50+)
U3A Western Region Inc.
22 Geelong Rd
Wednesdays 10-12 noon
For Enquiries please phone: 9396 1792
Lerni - multilingual learning resources for emerging communities
The Lerni website is an online multilingual resource kit for ACE (Adult Community Education) providers working with emerging communities across Australia. The website provides:
Languages include English, plus key languages of emerging communities from Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia
A series of introductory computer training workbooks will be available online as a training resource for ACE providers
State by state resource listings, including links to directories, major ACE providers and support organisations