Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Learn a New Language at Your Library

Ever want to learn a new language?
In today's world, it really pays to be bilingual.  So what better way to learn a new language than with this free software provided to our patrons called Mango Languages.  Think of it as Rosetta Stone©  Software but without the cost.  It shares the intuitive nature in that instead of memorization drills, it teaches you in a way that is more conversational than lecture.

All you have to do to get started is to go to the Library's website and click on the Research tab.  Then click on the "Alphabetical List of Databases" link and click on Mango Languages (about half way down the page).
It will give you a page that looks like this:

On the right hand side of the page, you can create a new profile and once you do that, the world of Mango Languages is at your fingertips.
Mango Languages boasts an ever-growing list of languages (45 right now) that you can learn from Spanish (both Spain and Latin America) and French to Hebrew and Hindi.  You can even learn to speak Pirate if you like. Arrrg!!!
Most of the languages offer both beginners courses as well as intermediate courses for those who are farther along.
And Mango Languages is not just for English speakers wanting to learn another language, it also offers 15 ESL (English as a Second Language) courses for those who want to learn to speak and understand English.  
So give it a try, you got nothing to lose and you will be able to expand your Linguistic horizons with Mango Languages, brought to you by your friends here at the Massillon Public Library.
So Hasta luego, Au revoir,  Auf wiedersehen, Ciao, Sayonara, Do svidaniya and so long.
Til next time,
Tim Pawlak

Update: Did I mention that Mango Languages also has a translation feature as well?  It is your one stop shop for language learning.

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