Get started learning a new language

Posted: Monday, October 5, 2009, 9:43 am

Want to learn a few phrases before your trip to France? Need to brush up on your Spanish to get ahead in your job? Looking for ways to improve your English language skills?

Mango Languages provides self-directed language instruction focusing on everyday conversation skills. Language instruction is available in French, Spanish, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese. English instruction specially tailored for speakers of Spanish, Polish or Brazilian Portuguese is also available.

Each Mango Languages lesson covers conversations in real-life situations. Learners listen to and repeat words and phrases in bite-sized chunks with frequent opportunities to practice and review.

When visiting Mango Languages, you have the option to "start learning immediately" or can set up an individual profile to track your progress.

Different options are also available to suit your skill level or the time you have available. "Main Lessons" offer tips on grammar and usage, "Condensed Lessons" cover the basics and "Vocabulary Review" and "Phrasebook Review" allow for quick, focused practice. Whichever option you choose, you can move your mouse over a foreign word to reveal phonetic spelling to aid pronunciation and you can click on individual words and phrases to hear them spoken aloud.

Whether you're a traveler, business person, student or language lover, Mango Languages is available online when and where you want it with your Worthington Libraries library card.

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