Mango Languages

Mango Languages helps millions of people like you learn new languages and connect with new cultures. Interactive, simple and fun to use, languages included are English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Pirate, Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and many more.

CONTENT DETAILS

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.

Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone, Android, Kindle and Nook.

Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are 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.

FEATURES

  • Learn through conversations
    Every lesson of Mango Conversations is taught through conversations, giving you an edge in understanding the discourse of your new language.
  • Challenge your critical thinking
    With a focus on getting you to create new meaning on your own, Mango Conversations challenges you to combine what you’ve already learned to build something new.
  • Cultural Insights
    Highly relevant culture notes are sprinkled into each lesson. Language lets you speak, but cultural understanding lets you connect with a new way of life.
  • Memory building exercises
    Perfectly timed memory building exercises ensure you actually retain what you learn. Get something wrong? Don’t worry, you’ll come back to it later.
  • Pronunciation helpers
    Intuitive popups help you tune your pronunciation with amazing precision. Even the most difficult to pronounce words can be mastered with ease.
  • Goal-based learning
    Part of becoming proficient in your new language is to accomplish specific communication tasks. Each chapter aligns your learning to a set of conversational and grammar goals.
  • Relevant learning material
    Learn things you’ll actually put to use in your new language. By learning language and culture through the lens of real situations, you’re more prepared to hit the streets.
  • Interactive Audio
    Didn’t catch something? No problem! Listen to crystal clear and articulate audio for every word and phrase. Dial in that perfect accent in no time.
  • Understood and literal meanings
    Get a better understanding of how your new language works by learning both understood and literal meanings. For example, the literal meaning for ‘How are you?’ in Russian is ‘How your things?’

  1. Connect with Mango Languages and enter your library card and PIN numbers when prompted.
  2. On Mango Languages' landing page, create an account or use the Guest Access to start with.

Once logged in, you are able to search for a language, follow your language learning activities, request support or participate within one of the Mango labs.

The option to translate a language from/to English is also possible.

Learn more about Mango Languages by viewing the below tutorial.