Is learning how to speak French on your bucket list? Are you planning a trip to another country and would like to learn how to have a conversation in the native tongue? Perhaps you are finding it more and more useful to become bilingual in a professional setting. For any of these reasons, or just for the fun of it, check out a great new online resource called Mango Languages, available July 1, 2015.
Founded in 2007, Mango Languages is the leading provider of language-learning resources in North American Libraries. 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.
If you have a valid PINES library card from either Dawson or Lumpkin County Library, Mango is FREE and can be accessed through GALILEO at the library, through the PINES catalog, or anywhere that you have internet access. You can even Mango 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.
To learn more about Mango, stop by the library and ask a librarian for an introduction. Library card holders can access Mango through the library website at www.chestateelibrary.org. For more information, contact the Lumpkin County Library at 706-864-3668 or the Dawson County Library at 706-344-3690.