Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mango Languages Online now at BPL

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all Birmingham Public 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.

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 or follow Mango Languages on Twitter.

Birmingham residents may access Mango through the library website at, where the library provides access to courses on Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and English for Spanish Speakers.

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