If you have a yen to learn a new language (or to become better at English if it’s your second language), the new language-learning software now available from NCLIVE–Mango Languages–may be just the ticket. And it’s available now from Hackney Library’s site at lib.barton.edu.
Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English. It offers over 17 ESL/ELL courses and features an engaging user interface, voice comparison, fresh design, foreign language films, cultural anecdotes, and a user-friendly mobile app.
Mango is available via Hackney Library’s English/Spanish Subject Guide under “Language Resources” on the “Other Resources” tab, and from the M page on our A-Z List on our home page (hover over Search, then click on A to Z List, then click M and scroll down the alphabetical listing to find Mango).
How does Mango work? Here’s an explanation from Mango’s FAQ page:
Mango utilizes its proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for new languages. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.
Mango is available now from both on and off campus (if you’re accessing it from off campus, you’ll be prompted for your Barton login). Once in the software, you will need to create a Mango profile in order to track your progress.
Give it a try and let us know what you think (perhaps even using a newly-acquired language to do so!).