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!

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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!