January 24, 2014

Additions to Mango

Mango, our popular online language-learning resource, now has even more to love! 

First, check out the 14 new language courses added this year: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Hungarian, Kazakh, Malay, Malayalam, Punjabi, Serbian, Scottish Gaelic, Telugu, Yiddish, ESL for Arabic (MSA) speakers, and ESL for Armenian speakers.  These new offerings bring the total of language courses up to 77, 17 of which are ESL courses for non-English speakers.

Mango also continues to add new offerings to its Language Learning through Film section, now with films in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish, plus English for Latin American Spanish speakers.

Mango has also rolled out its new interface, Mango Connect.  The new dashboard should launch automatically when opening Mango, although the traditional interface will be available until June 2nd.  To toggle between the two, look for the "Switch to the New Mango Connect" button at the top of the traditional interface.

The new Mango Connect interface will still allow you to jump into language-learning without logging in or creating a profile, just like the traditional interface.  What are the benefits? 
Mango’s sleek new interface offers a range of benefits, including: a more intuitive user experience, updated dashboard and course organization and a customizable profile page.   
Several of the language courses now offer the option of a placement test, so you can see your proficiency level and at what level inside the course you should start. 

Click the Mango link from our database page to get started-- all the courses and materials are free, either at the library or from anywhere with computer access if you have your library card. 

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