The Cordova Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons. Through a consortium of Alaskan libraries, a reduced cost has enabled the Cordova Public Library to participate in this learning program.
Mango is free to all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. 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 by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.
Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely or on-the-go with apps for iPhone, Android, Kindle and Nook.
“We are thrilled to join the growing list of libraries across the country that offer Mango to their patrons,” Librarian Anna Hernandez said. “Some people need to learn a second language for business or travel. Others want to for personal or professional development. No matter the reason, learning a language should be fun. With Mango, it definitely is.”
To learn more about Mango, stop by the library and ask a librarian for an introduction. Library card holders can access Mango through the library website at www.cordovalibrary.org. For more information, contact the library at 424-6667.