Have you ever wanted to learn a new language for fun, travel, or business? The Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to now offer patrons access to the Mango Languages database with over 70 languages to choose from including ELL courses. “Library users have been asking us to add Mango Languages and offer additional languages in our online learning programs. We’re excited to be able to meet these requests with this fantastic language learning database,” said Adult Services Manager, Rebekah Craft.
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 Christine Hage, Library Director. "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 to receive an introduction. You can access Mango through the library website at www.rhpl.org/explore/research.
The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester off of University Drive and 3 blocks east of Main Street. The library is open from 9-9 Monday through Thursday and 9-6 on Fridays and Saturday. The library’s website (www.rhpl.org) has information on how to register for a card and access all of the library’s services.