Off to a foreign clime this summer? Learn the language with Mango, a free, fast, and convenient online course available with your library card. Mango language lessons combine real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application. Users learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture through simulated conversations, and interactive films.
There are more than 57 foreign languages courses available. Try Arabic, Scottish Gaelic, Swahili, or, CRRL librarians’ favorite, Pirate, in addition to the usual - Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, German, and Italian. There are also scholarly and religious languages - Latin, Ancient Greek, Koine Greek, and Biblical Hebrew. For non-English speakers, there are 17 English as a Second Language courses.
Create Your Free Mango Account:
To set up a Mango account go here www.librarypoint.org/mango and click on the "Mango Languages" database link. Then simply enter your library card number, email address, and password of your choice. Mango will then send you an activation email. Activate your account by clicking the activation link in the email. That's it!
You can also use Mango Languages' free mobile app on your Android smartphone, iPhone, or iPod touch. Simply touch the screen to reveal answers and to hear pronunciations by native speakers. You’ll learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture in each lesson.
For the apps to work, you must have an account with Mango set up through your library’s website, and an iPhone or Android mobile device. Once the apps and lessons have been downloaded, you can learn at your own pace, with or without an internet connection.
You can also access Mango Mobile through the CRRL Mobile app under "Research Tools."