eSpotlight - A Fresh Look at: Mango Languages
Now is the time to learn a new language!
Mango has a new look and even more language learning courses than ever before! Check it out absolutely free at your library!
New Year, New Language
Most of us have, at one time or another, tried to learn a second language but have quickly given up. Many language learning courses are boring, or hard, or don't offer lessons that are relevant. Subscription services are expensive, and CD sets can be awkward. Mango is an online tool that you can take with you - all it takes to start learning now with is a library card and a computer or mobile device. Don't have a computer? Come in to any branch library and use one of ours!
Thanks to Mango Languages, learning a new language is easy and fun!
Mango offers lessons for learning more than 70 languages plus novelty languages such as Pirate and Shakespeare. It also offers English language learning tailored for native speakers of more than twenty languages.
Lessons are designed to be bite-sized chunks that gradually build into understanding of the language through context and repetition. Native speakers demonstrate pronunciation, and frequent notes and explanations add cultural context to each lesson. A recent addition to Mango is Mango Premier -- select languages offer full-length movies to help you learn more quickly! Look for "Explore" in the menu across the top of the screen. [NOTE: Most of the films offered are not appropriate for kids -- take a look at the rating and use discretion.]
Take Mango Anywhere!
Would you like to practice your new language on the bus, in the car, or while you exercise? Check out the app! There is an easy-to-use app available for iOS, Android, and KIndle Fire.
Get Started Today
All you need to do to get started with Mango is click on the link and either sign in as a guest or create an account using an email address and your library card number & PIN. We recommend that you create an account so that you can track your progress. It only takes a couple of minutes to get started with your new language! You can learn more than one language at a time, so go ahead and try a couple. You can also add family members to your account -- let others in your household track their progress, too.
What are you waiting for?
Get started today!
Do you have questions?
Feel free to contact us. We will happily answer any questions you have!