Butler County Times Gazette
  • Libraries offing Mango Languages system

  • The libraries of El Dorado, including Butler Community College Library and El Dorado Public Library, are now offering the Mango Languages online language-learning system to patrons and students through the State Library of Kansas.
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  • The libraries of El Dorado, including Butler Community College Library and El Dorado Public Library, are now offering the Mango Languages online language-learning system to patrons and students through the State Library of Kansas.
    Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for the community’s increasing language-learning needs. 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 that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.
    “We are thrilled to add Mango Languages to our new list of databases.” said State Librarian Jo Budler. “Kansans want to learn a second language for business, travel, or just because they think it would be interesting. No matter the reason, Mango makes learning a language fun and we hope the state takes full advantage of one of our newest investments towards enhancing Kansas.”
    Mango is available in two versions. One is Mango Complete, a 100-lesson course designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture. The second is Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
    To learn more about Mango and get a preview of what the program has to offer, stop by the library for an introduction. People can access Mango through the library Web sites.
    Founded in 2007, Mango Languages is recognized as a leading provider of online language learning services to libraries, government agencies, corporations and the general public. Designed by a team of linguists, teachers, software developers, human interface specialists, writers, voice talents and designers, the company?s award-winning language learning system has drawn acclaim from prominent national and international reference groups, educational resources, Web organizations and travel guides.
    For more information, visit www.mangolanguages.com or follow Mango Languages on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mangolanguages.

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