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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

4 Comments

  1. Zoe, October 9, 2009:

    Rebecca,
    Great idea on the Mango languages. How long will the free trial be open?

  2. Rebecca Merz, October 14, 2009:

    The free trial is through the month of October. Let me know what you think of Mango Languages: r dot merz at neu dot edu :)

  3. Jonathan Iannone, October 14, 2009:

    I tried the Brazilian Flavor of Mango yesterday. I could not get the microphone to work during my session with it. So I found that it needs better tech support to assist users with how to set up and trouble shoot a session.

  4. Polprav, October 16, 2009:

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

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