Foreign Languages and Literatures


Try Mango Languages to Learn a New Language Online

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey


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


Access Latino Literature Free Online for Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey


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