Language Learning at the Library

Want to brush up on a foreign language for an upcoming trip or just for fun? The Library has two great online programs for you to use!

Mango_colorEach Mango course is presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses.

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Pronunciator provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. This resource includes audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, intelligent flashcards, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users create their own login to access the resource and track their progress.

Head over to the Library’s Online Resources page and get started right away!

Zinio Digital Magazines

The Mooresville Public Library is pleased to announce access to complete digital magazines, through the Zinio Digital Magazine service. Stream premier cover-to-cover digital editions of your favorite magazines instantly through your PC/Mac browser or download the free Zinio app to access magazines on your tablet or smartphone.

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Zinio Features:
•Our collection includes current issues of over 50 popular titles, including: Good Housekeeping, ESPN, National Geographic, Newsweek, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Runner’s World, and Food Network.
•The digital magazines are full-print, full-color duplicates of the print magazine. Many issues also include interactive elements, such as videos.
•Download as many magazines as you’d like, 24/7.
•Zinio Reader apps for PCs, Macs, Android, iPad and iPhone, Kindle Fire/Fire HD, Blackberry Playbook, and Windows 8 devices are available.
•Magazines can be read online or offline.
•The titles never expire (no overdue fines!) so you can hang on to them as long as you want.

Mango Premiere

mplogoIn November 2013, Mango Languages rolled out the next generation of language learning: Mango Premiere. The first and only language and culture learning system that teaches through film, learning a language has never been this fun. Language lovers across North America have used our fully interactive feature films to master new languages.

Since its debut a mere five months ago, Mango Premiere has grown to include 20 films in 7 different languages, including ESL courses. Translation: Now you can learn – and watch – your language in your underwear, with a box of popcorn. Isn’t that what it’s really all about?

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Now with more movies than ever, Mango Premiere provides the unique, engaging, and (seriously) fun learning experience that all Mangos deserve to have. Don’t take our word for it – take a quick tour and get a crash course on how it all works. The system is designed to be intuitive, effective, and – of course – entertaining. And by that, we mean you can now learn Spanish from a heartfelt art flick, Japanese through an action-packed fantasy drama, English from a comedic alien hunt, German through a psychological thriller – and the list goes on. All of your wildest dreams come true? Ours, too.

Although Mango Premiere is brand new, it’s already bigger and brighter than ever before. With 20 films in 7 different languages, you can learn a language and actually have fun doing it. Ready to start a conversation? Just press play. Try Mango today!

Hoopla Digital

The Mooresville Public Library is excited to announce the availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks through a new partnership with hoopla digital. All that you need is a valid library card.
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MPL cardholders may download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Movies and television shows are available for three days after check out. Music is available for seven days and audiobooks are available 21 days.

Hoopla digital’s interface is simple to navigate, so it’s easy to get to the collection of listening and viewing materials. There’s no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks, and hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.

To access the system on a mobile device, download the free hoopla digital app from the App Store on an Android or Apple iOS device. Simply select ‘Sign Up’ to get started. Or visit hoopladigital.com to view hoopla digital content from any computer.