Piedmont Regional Library System is pleased to announce its Mango Languages online language-learning system is popular with its patrons. Beth McIntyre announces the Piedmont Region is one of the most active regions in the state since the service began in July 2016.
Mango is free for 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. Some courses are just for fun, like “Talk Like a Pirate.” Each month, a specific language is highlighted. For example, in April, learn Shakespearean English to help in English class. May is the month to begin learning Spanish so we all can celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.
“We are so proud of our patrons. Since we joined the growing list of libraries across the country that offer Mango, statistics show our patrons at the top of the activity list.” said Beth McIntyre. “Some people need to learn a second language for business or travel. Others want to learn 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 your library in Banks, Barrow or Jackson County (Banks County in Homer, Auburn, Statham, Winder, Braselton, Commerce, Jefferson, Maysville, Harold S. Swindle in Nicholson or Talmo), and ask for an introduction. Library card holders can access Mango free through the library website at prlib.org.