Foreign Languages and Literatures

14
Oct09

Meet Author Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Thursday 10/15 at noon

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey

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cover image for Daughters of the Stone

Please join us for the latest in the Library’s Meet The Author series this Thursday, October 15, at noon in room 90, Snell Library. Author Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa will discuss her novel, Daughters of the Stone, which follows five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women from the mid-1800s to the present. The event is also sponsored by the NU Latino/a Student Cultural Center, the NU Women’s Studies Program, and the NU Bookstore. For more information on this and other programs in the Meet The Author series, see our calendar of events. Hope to see you on Thursday at noon!

Posted in: Foreign Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Library News and Events, Read, Listen, Watch

6
Oct09

Try Mango Languages to Learn a New Language Online

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey

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Buongiorno! Guten Tag! Ni hao! As the librarian at Snell for foreign languages and literatures, I’ve received quite a few requests for the library to provide online language-learning products to the NU community. So I’m very pleased to report that we are currently offering a free trial of Mango Languages, a completely web-based language-learning system that focuses on actual conversation skills. The trial will last until the end of October.

The languages currently available from Mango are Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and English as a Second Language for speakers of Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, or Polish. They plan to add more languages in the future.

Mango is a very popular product with many public libraries and is supposed to be very easy to use. We are running the free trial now with the hope that we will be able to buy either this product or one like it. So, we need your feedback! Try Mango Languages and let us know what you think!

Posted in: English as a Second Language, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Library News and Events, Read, Listen, Watch

18
Sep09

Access Latino Literature Free Online for Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, Alexander Street Press is offering free access to select full-text, online collections for libraries. Explore poetry, short stories, folk tales, novels, memoirs, non-fiction, and plays in both Spanish and English from Latino writers around the world. Use the links below to browse titles; when prompted, enter username: eviews and password: hispanicheritage .

Enjoy, until mid-October!

Posted in: Foreign Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Library News and Events, Read, Listen, Watch