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STEVENS COUNTY LIBRARY ANNOUNCES
THE ADDITION OF MANGO LANGUAGES
Hugoton, KS, August 1, 2012 â€” The Stevens County Library is pleased to announce that it has added Mango Languages online language-learning system to its database offerings for patrons, through the State Library of Kansas. (The library will continue to offer the Transparent Languages database at this time, but encourages patrons to try Mango Languages as well.)
Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our communityâ€™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.
Mango is available in two versions. One is Mango Complete, a 100-lesson course that is 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.
“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.”
To learn more about Mango and get a preview of what the program has to offer, stop by the library and we will give you an introduction. You can access Mango through the library website at www.stevenscountylibrary.com.
For more information, contact the Stevens County Library at (620) 544-2301.