Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Milton Public Library Announces the Addition of Mango Languages


Milton Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons offering instruction in over 60 languages. The learning system is accessible by going to the library website, www.miltonpubliclibrary.org, and clicking on the Mango badge on the right side of the page.

From home, customers will need to create a “profile” the first time they log in. They will be asked for their Milton Public Library card bar code number, an email address and a password. Customers can also use Mango on the public computers at the library.

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 is available in two versions. One is Mango Complete, a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture. The second is Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

"We are thrilled to add our library to the growing list of libraries across the country who have added Mango to their resources," said Library Director Lisa Brooks. "Some people need to learn a second language for business or travel reasons. Others just want to because they think it would be interesting. No matter the reason, learning the language should be fun. With Mango, it definitely is."

To learn more about Mango and get a preview of what the program has to offer, stop by the library and we will give you an introduction. You can access Mango through the library website at www.miltonpubliclibrary.org.

For more information, contact the library at 608-868-7462.