HSPLS adds 11 languages to Mango database
The Hawaii State Public Library System has added 11 foreign languages to its Mango Languages electronic database.
Mango Languages, an online language-learning software system, debuted its Hawaiian language resource for library patrons on the HSPLS website in December, and since, HSPLS patrons have been able to learn the Hawaiian language anytime, anywhere, free via the Mango Languages resource.
The additional languages, all free, are:
• Portuguese (Brazilian).
• Greek (modern).
• Hebrew (modern).
• Arabic (modern standard).
The Mango Languages system offers a unique learning environment that allows patrons to take lessons at their own pace. Memory-building exercises are embedded into each unit to ensure patrons retain what they learn.
These languages complement the PowerSpeak Languages online resource of 10 languages:
• English as a Second Language (ESL) for Spanish-speakers.
• ESL for Mandarin-speakers.
Funding for these electronic services is provided by the federal Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
For more information, select the “E-Learning @ Your Library” button on the HSPLS website.
Then, create a profile by providing your email address and password, and follow the instructions to activate a Mango Language account.
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