Multilingual and ESL Resources

Multilingual brochures about public library services in Saskatchewan

Learn about public libraries resources and services in Saskatchewan in your own language!

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For libraries:
Multilingual signs for shelves

Saskatchewan multilingual collection at Provincial Library

Collection of books in multiple languages accessed through public library branches throughout the province

Online catalogue *for searching only*-- please place a hold through your nearest public library branch:
Note: please go to the “Limits” box and select the language you would like to search. If you want to retrieve all books in a language please select that language and type an asterisk (*) in the title box.

After finding the books you want, ask your local public library branch to get them for you.


Online Newspapers
Newspapers from all around the world, organized first by regions and then by countries

Radio Stations

Radio Locator
Offers a search by country feature


Multiple language dictionaries

Your Dictionary
Multilingual dictionary that includes compound forms of each word. It also has a forum for discussing expressions such as idioms

English dictionary
Besides the English definition, this dictionary offers pronunciation keys and audio for each word. The reference to the original source of the definition is given after the entry word. Some of the sources are: the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, the Webster’s New Millennium Dictionary of English, and the Harper’s Online Etymology Dictionary, and among others.

Audio books

LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net.

E-books and Audio-books for Children

The International Children’s Digital Library
Logos Library for Children
E-books in 36 languages


Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers thousands of books in different languages online. Books can be downloaded in text, rich text and html formats as well as formats compatible with PDAs devices such as Palmtop computers (Plucker). It includes also audio books and digitized sheet music.

Resources for Newcomers

Regina Open Door Society
Saskatoon Open Door Society
Immigration service agency with programs such as the Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP) and the Interpretation/Translation Services. The agency provides also counselling, support and orientation to new immigrants.

Moose Jaw Multicultural Council
The MCC provides direct settlement, adaptation and integration services to all eligible newcomers in Moose Jaw and area, including settlement, language, employment and daycare services.

Welcome to Saskatoon, Canada
This weblog is designed to provide some valuable information mainly for Immigrants to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Government of Saskatchewan, Going to Saskatchewan

Jobs Seekers

Saskjobs website:
Provincial Government website: (jobs in Saskatchewan)
Federal Government jobs: (jobs in Canada)

Canada 's Food Guide
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide has been translated into 10 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi (Persian), Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu

ESL Resources

Activities for ESL students:
Bilingual quizzes (English + 38 languages). Other quizzes and puzzles for specific sections such as Grammar or Vocabulary.

California Distant Learning Project, Adult Learning Activities:
You can choose among 11 subjects of everyday life (such as law or health) to improve your vocabulary

Literacy Center:
Website for children and their parents or tutors with interactive activities to learn letters, colours, shapes, first words, etc. Click on the “English” icon to start!

The Learning Edge:
Audio visual lessons for adults based on news articles. Need multimedia equipment.

English Forum:
Its Interactive Exercises section on grammar, vocabulary and idioms gives feedback on answers.

ESL Party Land:
Its learning pages and quizzes are arranged by topics of interest

English Page:
It offers many tutorials with exercises.

Using English:
The English reference section contains a wealth of resources, such as list of idioms and phrasal verbs.

English Learner:
Its “Learn English grammar and vocabulary” section has quizzes with hints as well as multiple choice tests.

Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Guide:
Listening quizzes, vocabulary lessons, language learning and life tips

The Columbia Guide to Standard American English by Kenneth G. Wilson:
This guide is the ideal handbook of English language etiquette. It seeks to help you make some of the choices Standard English users must make if their usage is to be what they want it to be and what their listeners and readers expect it to be.

[Reference guide consulted for most of the resources:
Hickok, John. (2005) “ESL (English as a Second Language) Web Sites: Resources for Library Administrators, Librarians and ESL Library Users” In: Journal of Library Administration, 43(3-4)]

This page is supported by the Multilingual Library Services Coordination of the Provincial Library, Ministry of Education. Please send your feedback to

Last updated January, 2009