Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mango Languages

Thanks to the TCTC community input, the Library has subscribed to the Mango language database for this fiscal year.  Based on your input we have the following languages available: Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Latin, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Irish, German, French, Chinese, and ESL for Arabic speakers.  This database speaks to you and lets you listen to yourself speak the language.  To get started with Mango, click on http://library.tctc.edu/Languages
Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our 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 linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.
Mango continues to expand its language learning offerings, adding more languages and more platforms (including iPhone and Android apps) so that more library patrons can benefit.

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