The library has recently acquired Mango Languages, a database designed for language learning. Below is a list we put together of the most important things for you to know about Mango Languages.
1. If you're a Westfield card holder, it's FREE!
Yes, you heard it - free! When you're in the library, you will be able to use Mango Languages on any of our computers. Want to continue the work at home? Have you library card ready and enter in your library card number to keep plugging away. Access the Mango Languages database on our home page at pattersonlibrary.info.
2. You can learn a variety of languages
Mango Languages offers lessons and activities for many languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, English as a second language (ESL), and more! You can even learn Shakespearean English and Pirate to add to your language skills on your resume.
3. Learn a new language through watching a movie
Learning a new language may require some coursework, but Mango Languages has many fun activities to help such as their feature Mango Premiere™. Mango Premiere™ is the first and only language-learning resource to teach through film. Turning the entertainment experience into a learning experience, Mango Premiere™ exposes students to four key areas of language learning – vocabulary, phrases, culture and grammar – all while enjoying the fun and excitement of a movie.
4. We're offering in-person demonstrations
Curious and want to try it out? Library director Erin Hauenstein will be hosting a Mango Languages demo on Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m.
Time doesn't work for you? Visit us to ask how we can help you get started, or call at 326-2154. We're very excited about this new database and hope we can help you in your journey of learning a new language.
*Photo taken by Linda Probst
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