Learn a New Language!
Language learning from Mango is fun, easy, interactive and free through June 30!
Through the end of June 2020, Mango Languages is partnering with public libraries across America to offer their courses to folks with or without a library card anywhere in the country. You can get started right away by registering on the Mango Languages site with just your zip code. This gives you immediate access to the whole Mango catalog (70+ langauages) and connects you with your local library for all that it has to offer digitally and online.
Brush up on a new language for fun, to expand your ability to communicate across the world, or to give yourself a competitive edge professionally. Mango has interactive lessons that emphasize conversational skills and cultural education, as well as a collection of foreign films in a variety of languages with a breakdown of the dialogue especially created for language instruction. For those who are learning English, Mango offers English instruction in over 20 different languages as well.
Let’s face it — most of us aren’t venturing too far outside of our neighborhoods at the moment, let alone the country. By learning a new language you have an opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and customs of another nation, leading to increased cultural awareness and appreciation. Foreign language learning has been shown to make people more open to the new and unknown and more tolerant of diversity. Nelson Mandela once famously said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”
Sign up now to get started learning a new language or improving your skills through the library.
Posted: to Athol Library News on Tue, May 19, 2020
Updated: Tue, May 19, 2020