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July 2011

What’s New · Mango Languages

Mango Mango Italian lesson

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Are you interested in learning to speak a foreign language? Thanks to Mango Languages, the latest addition to our collection of databases, you can learn a foreign language from the comfort of home!

The Mango Languages online language instruction program is designed to help you become conversationally proficient in a wide variety of the world's most popular languages. Each Mango lesson is focused on practical, common conversation skills and includes instruction on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Strategically placed memory building exercises make sure that you’ll remember what you learn as you go. And the critical thinking exercises help you intuitively build on what you learn so you can adapt it to similar conversations in real life. Over 30 foreign and ESL languages are represented in Mango, including Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

To use Mango from home, you will need a valid library card number and PIN. New users will need to create an account with Mango the first time they log in. We hope you’ll take some time to explore this exciting new addition to our collection of electronic resources!