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Learn a New Language with Mango!

by adeangelis

mangoGoing on a business trip overseas? Want to give yourself an edge when applying for jobs? Just looking for a new hobby?

Why don’t you learn a new language?

Using your library card (or eCard) and pin you can access Mango Languages from home or from the office. Register for a free account so you can track your progress and resume your lessons at any time.

Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to teach you a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you’ll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you’ll know how they’re used in practical situations and conversations.

You can learn cultural notes from annotated movies and specialized lessons which cover various types of interactions, topics or modes of communicating. Some specialized lessons cover text speech in various languages, business interactions, superstitions, and medical terminology.

You can practice using your phone or tablet too. Check out Mango’s App in the iTunes or Google Play store today.

Here’s a full list of the 71 languages offered on Mango at the time this post was published:

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic, Egyptian
  • Arabic, Iraqi
  • Arabic, Levantine
  • Arabic, MSA
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bengali
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Cherokee
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • Dzongkha
  • English
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • French, Canadian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Greek, Ancient
  • Greek, Koine
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hawaiian
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Igbo
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Javanese
  • Kazakh
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Malay
  • Malayalam
  • Norwegian
  • Pashto
  • Pirate
  • Polish
  • Portuguese, Brazil
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian
  • Shakespeare English
  • Shanghainese
  • Slovak
  • Spanish, Latin America
  • Spanish, Spain
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Tuvan
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Yiddish

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