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Min and Hakka Language Learning Resources

This library provides databases related to the culture, language, life, and history of the Hoklo and Hakka ethnic groups. It includes Hoklo language cartoons, Hoklo language teaching programs, Hakka simulated test exercises, interactive learning courses for daily Hakka, and tests. These resources are combined with current affairs or stories, respecting the cultural diversity of various ethnic groups. The aim is to learn and preserve the mother tongue, making it easy to explore and understand the essence and lifestyle of Hoklo and Hakka cultures.

● Please refer to the E-Resources System for database resource usage.
● To enter the E-Resources System, please use the NLPI Library card account (ID number) and password to log in. You can then access various resources (if you haven't obtained a borrowing card yet, please click on the online application link).

Exclusive for NLPI Readers ► [Hoklo and Hakka Language Learning Resources]

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Taiwan Indigenous Language Audiovisual Database

This database consists of two series: ‘Taiwanese’ and ‘Hakka’, covering vocabulary, sentence patterns, dialogues, idioms, riddles, chants, and other units of local language teaching materials with practicality.

The Digital Archive of NLPI

The Hakka artifacts collected in the local literature of the Digital Archive of NLPI are digitalized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Hsinchu County Government as Hakka artifacts that can be appreciated, researched, promoted, and have artistic value, including ancient weapons, agricultural tools, paintings, sculptures, miscellaneous utensils and other cultural relics.

 E-book Online Service 


The collection contains more than 46,000 types and 430,000 e-books, covering various topics and e-books related to Taiwanese and Hakka cultures:
● Readers of NLPI and Taichung City Library can “borrow e-books without joining members”.
Readers who hold a library card with the One Card Pass cooperation library of NLPI log in to the library collection inquiry system of each cooperation library, join or activate NLPI One Card Pass reader, and then directly use the NLPI library card account and password (the account number is the ID number, and the password is the default birthday month and day 4 digits) to log in and borrow e-books.
 Other public library readers can borrow e-books “after joining members”.

 Picture Book Database

This collection contains over 1,300 student-created picture books, as well as picture books featuring local libraries or regional themes, and award-winning works. The picture books offer features such as hidden text, audio narration, Mandarin Chinese phonetic annotations, and animated resources with narration in Chinese, English, Taiwanese, and Hakka. These resources can be utilized by the public for parent-child reading sessions or by teachers as supplementary materials for indigenous language instruction.

Painting Memory Method

This collection includes modules for learning multiple languages, allowing users to practice language proficiency exams using a mnemonic technique. It includes the following units: Whole Brain Speedy Memorization for Beginner Korean Proficiency Test, Whole Brain Speedy Memorization for Beginner Vietnamese Proficiency Test, Whole Brain Speedy Memorization for Intermediate English Proficiency Test, Advanced Selected Courses in Taiwanese, and Selected Courses in Taiwanese Sign Language..
* Log in with the NLPI account (ID number) and password.
* 15 people online at the same time for each unit.

Resource Recommendation ► [Free Online Resources for Learning Taiwanese and Hakka Languages]

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Hakka Online Academy (Commission for Hakka Affairs)

To promote Hakka language and culture and create a diverse digital learning environment, the Hakka e-learning Center offers a rich array of online multimedia language and cultural courses. Let’s explore the charm of Hakka culture together!

Taiwanese Language Animation Website (Ministry of Education)

To promote Taiwanese and enhance interest in language learning among the general public, this collection offers practical and enjoyable Taiwanese language learning resources that are closely related to daily life. Currently, the collection has authorized both domestic and international cartoons, including animated videos such as “Beibei’s Daily Diary,” “Young Abe GO! GO! Sesame,” “Chibi Maruko-chan,” “DNA×CAT,” and “Katz Fun.” These resources demonstrate that “mother tongue learning” can seamlessly integrate into our lives, making it a fun family activity to learn and preserve our native language together.

Education Radio CHANNEL+ Local Language Learning (National Education Radio)

To enhance mutual respect and understanding among different ethnic groups, this collection plans and produces diverse and rich program content, and promotes local language education through broadcasting.