Dearborn, Michigan — Dearborn Public Library now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system. Mango is free for all library cardholders and offers a fast and convenient solution for the community’s increasing language-learning needs.
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 that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.
Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex conversational elements within an audio-visual framework that allows the user to draw important connections between pieces of 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. It is available in nine foreign language and three ESL courses.
The second is Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, expressions of thanks, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. The courses, which require only two to five hours of time to complete, are available in 22 foreign languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, French, Hebrew, Irish, Korean, Spanish, etc.) and 15 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,” Maryanne Bartles, Library Director. “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, stop by the library and for an introduction.
Mango Languages is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Mango products and services are being used by individuals, schools, and libraries across the country.
You can access Mango via the library website at www.dearbornlibrary.org. Even better, if you have your library card and have access to the Internet, you can access the actual courses remotely from anywhere! For more information, contact Dearborn Public Library at (313) 943-2330.