The Luverne Public Library now offers the FREE Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework.
Mango is available in two versions. The first 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.
The "Mango Basic" 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.
Also, Mango's new "Religious & Scholarly Course Collection" includes Scholarly Latin, Ancient Greek, Koine Greek (the language of the New Testament) as well as Biblical Hebrew.
These online courses are accessible through the Luverne Public Library's computers or from your home using your library card number (located on the back of the card) through the library's Web site (http://library.luverne.org).
Mango Mobile Library Edition is the fast, easy, and effective way to learn to speak a language while you're on the go!
To get started using Mango on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, download the FREE app from the iTunes App Store, launch it, and log in with your library card number. You'll have access to all the same courses as you do through the library's Web site. The lessons themselves work just like the online Mango lessons. Just touch the screen to reveal answers, see literal and understood meanings, hear pronunciations, and keep learning!
The library's new "Mango Languages" app can also be downloaded to most Android smartphones, tablets, Kindle Fires, and the Nook HD. To download the app on an Android device, patrons should search the Google Play Store for "Mango Languages", or you may follow this link:
This app can also be downloaded from the Amazon App Store for Kindle Fires, and Barnes & Noble Store for Nook HDs.