Road to IELTS
Road to IELTS is an online preparation and practice resource for IELTS, the International English Language Testing System. IELTS is desinged to assess the language ability of candidates who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. Wellington City Libraries provides access to two modules that help you prepare for the IELTS test:
The General Training module is for candidates wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK), and for those wishing to train or study at below degree level. Start Here.
The Academic module is for candidates wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those seeking professional registration.Start Here.
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Whether you're planning a holiday, learning a second language for fun or have just moved to New Zealand and want to learn English, Mango is an easy and effective way to learn a new language at your own pace. Start Here.
Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary provides authoritative definitions of over 500,000 words. It explains the meaning, pronunciation and history of the words that make up the English language. The online dictionary is updated quarterly to include new words and changing definitions. Start Here.
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori
The website of the Maori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, includes resources for interactive te reo Maori conversations, information about the language, and links to dictionaries and other resources. Start Here.
New Zealand Sign Language
Information and resources about New Zealand sign language, which is an official language in New Zealand. Start Here.
PressDisplay lets you view today's newspapers from over 90 countries (including a wide range from NZ) and in 48 languages from around the world just as you would see them in print, complete with all images and graphics. Papers are kept for up to 60 days - either browse by newspaper title or use keyword searching to find articles of interest. Start Here.
BBC World Service
World news and analysis with BBC World service in 32 languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Russian, Sinhala, Somali, Tamil and Urdu. Start Here.
A comprehensive website promoting Internet resources and services related to language learning, education and use. iLoveLanguages includes online language lessons, translating dictionaries and services, native literature and a wide range of other information. Start Here.