Mango Languages online language-learning system now available.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Posted by Elizabeth Parang
Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce that we now offer the Mango Languages online language-learning system to our patrons. Find it in the list of electronic resources
Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our 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.
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.
Have you ever wanted to experience the adventure of Homer’s Odyssey in its original Ancient Greek or the Old Testament in Biblical Hebrew? It may sound far-fetched, but our library now offers introductory online courses in these and other languages through Mango Languages!
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 library’s computers or from your home through our website’s online databases. Each one offers a rich visual and sensory learning experience that integrates classical texts with the latest language techniques and rich cultural notes.