Friday, August 24, 2012

How do you say Welcome in more than 45 languages? Mango!

Samford Library has a new trial that has us pretty excited!

Mango Languages offers web-based language classes in an interactive and interesting format. These lessons can be accessed just like our other online resources, anywhere you have a computer and internet connection. You will just be asked to log in with your Samford username and ID. Check it out here, on our Trials page.

Mango offers 45 foreign languages including French, German, Farsi, Spanish (Latin American AND Spain), Haitian Creole, among others. There's also Pirate for those of you with a yearning for the high seas and a Puffy Shirt.

Not just for English-speakers, Mango also offers English as a Second Language in 15 languages, including Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean, Brazilian, and Italian.

For additional fun, there's also a quick translate tool in a wide variety of languages. 

This trial is only around for 30-60 days, depending on your interest and feedback. So, please check it out, and let us know what you think.

Dia duit!
(I just learned that's "God with you" in Irish Gaelic)

Marliese Thomas
User Engagement Librarian


Anonymous said...

This is fantastic! the Latin American Spanish. I hope you keep this program!!

Marliese Thomas said...

Thank you for your support! I'm sorry you had difficulty with the word verification system. We have modified it based on your feedback.

Victoria said...

I think this is a fantastic resource - I hope you guys keep it!

Victoria said...

I think this is a very helpful resource - I hope you guys keep it!

Anonymous said...

This program has been very helpful and I have been able to brush up on my Spanish by going through this program. It may not be Rosetta Stone, but it is pretty darn close! I hope that you keep this program running! Thanks!