March 2014

What’s New · Online Language Learning Resources

Mango Languages Learn to speak French with Mango Languages
Parlez-vous français? ¿Habla usted español? Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Planning on a trip abroad this summer? Before you depart, use one of the Library's online language learning services to pick up a foreign language from the comfort of home!

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is focused on practical, common conversation skills and includes instruction on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Strategically placed memory building exercises make sure that you’ll remember what you learn as you go. And the critical thinking exercises help you intuitively build on what you learn so you can adapt it to similar conversations in real life. Over 50 foreign and ESL languages are represented in Mango, including Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. A Mango Languages app is available in iTunes or Google Play.

To use Mango from home, you will need a valid library card number and PIN. New users will be prompted to create an account with Mango the first time they log in. You must create an account on the Mango website before using the app.

Transparent Language Online

Each Transparent Languages "Essentials" course consists of a series of units, made up of lessons and activities, designed to help you master esssential vocabulary, pronunciation, and other language skills. You'll also find "Byki Quick Start," a series of 10 simple lessons to jump start your language learning and "Byki Vocabulary," for lists of useful words and phrases. Over 80 foreign and ESL languages are represented in Transparent Languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Italian, Japaense, Russian, and Spanish. A Byki app is available in iTunes or Google Play.

To use Transparent Languages from home, you will need a valid library card number and PIN. New users will be prompted to create an account with Transparent Languages the first time they log in. Details about using the Byki mobile app are available online.