Library patrons can learn a new language
Milford Library is offering the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons.
Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for the community's increasing language-learning needs, library officials said.
“Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions,” according to a library press release. “The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.”
Mango is available in two versions. One is Mango Complete, a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture. The second is Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
“We are thrilled to add our library to the growing list of libraries across the country who have added Mango to their resources,” said Library Director Christine Angeli. “Some people need to learn a second language for business or travel reasons. Others just want to because they think it would be interesting. No matter the reason, learning the language should be fun. With Mango, it definitely is.”
To learn more about Mango and get a preview of what the program has to offer, people can stop by the library for an introduction. Mango can be accessed through the library website at milfordlibrary.org
For more information, call the library at 203-783-3292.