Foreign Language Anyone?

Have your patrons made a New Year’s resolution to learn a new language or reacquaint themselves with a language from their youth? Why not introduce them to Mango Languages? It’s an excellent language-learning tool with mobile capability – what could be better?

To start learning with Mango, patrons should create an account with their name, preferred email, and a password. Then, it’s only a matter of selecting one of the 72 languages to learn.

 

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As you might expect with an online language learning tool, Mango Languages offers an interactive interface, teaching through conversations, videos, and cultural courses. It provides feedback and is most effective with a strong internet connection and a microphone. Each lesson in Mango offers conversational and grammar goals with quizzes throughout. Additionally, language learners can navigate between lessons or review the entire chapter in a table of contents style layout.

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Don’t forget that Mango Languages is accessible remotely. It even has a mobile app available in the iTunes App Store or on Google Play.

If you have the opportunity, it might be a good idea to review the navigation in Mango Languages. There is left navigation, a top navigation, and navigation specific to the lessons, so it can be a little confusing. Here’s a breakdown of the navigation systems:

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Finally, Mango’s full-length videos offer advanced language learners the opportunity to test their skills, while Little Pim teaches kids foreign languages with fun videos and games.

With this overview of Mango Languages, you should be ready to get your patrons started learning a new language in no time!

Alexis Rittenberger

Northland Public Library

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