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Rosetta Stone

The Spotswood Library is pleased to announce that Rosetta Stone is now available to Spotswood Public Library cardholders. Rosetta Stone Inc. is dedicated to changing people’s lives rosetta stone logothrough the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative, personalized language and reading programs drive positive learning outcomes in thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and for millions of individual learners around the world.

This online resource is available to all public libraries in New Jersey by funding through the New Jersey State Library.


If you are accessing Rosetta Stone from home, you will be asked to enter your library card barcode number (14 numbers no spaces). Start learning a new language today!


  1. Click here to access Rosetta Stone in a new window.
  2. Type your library card number when prompted.
  3. If you are a first time user, once routed to the log-in screen, create an account by providing an email and a password.
  4. If you already have an account with Rosetta Stone, enter your user name and password, choose the language you want to learn, and click “Sign In.”
  5. Once in the learning module, click the link “Launch Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3”.
  6. Rosetta Stone will then launch automatically.
Click here for instructions on how to set up the Rosetta_Stone_Mobile_App

Other Language Learning Resources

  • Call Numbers 400-499 in Nonfiction — Several language dictionaries, books, and CDs are available to assist you in learning a new language.


Elementary French I & II
Free course from Carnegie Mellon University.

French in Action
Free course from Yale University and the Annenberg Foundation.

Ma France
Free course from the BBC Languages web site.

Francais interactif
Free course from the University of Texas.


Basic German
Free web application from the Universtiy of Cambridge. Must be downloaded and installed on your computer.

Deutsch – Warum nicht?
Free course from TV broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Also check out their Deutsch Interaktiv courses.


Destinos: an introduction to Spanish
A 52 episode television series. All episodes and practice materials are free online courtesy of the Annenberg Foundation.

Free Spanish dictionary and learning materials

Mi Vida Loca
Free course from the BBC Languages web site.

Coffee Break Spanish
Popular series of audio podcasts

Multiple Languages


High-quality, self-paced courses.

BBC Languages
Basic travel words and phrases for many languages. More detailed lessons for Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

One of the world’s largest social networks for language learning.

Earn points as you learn a language with bite-sized lessons.

Games for Language
Travel story courses, easy games, and podcasts that simulate a travel experience.

Free language learning site developed in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).  Includes social features for connecting with native speakers. English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Open Culture
Directory of links to free language resources on the web.

Learn a language with a native speaker using audio, text, and/or video.

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