By Sarah Reando, Reference Librarian
Mango is an exciting foreign language learning resource available through the Webster University Library Website. This resource allows you to take a self-paced interactive course, and includes listening, speaking and writing. Language learning can be stressful, but the creators of Mango make it fun with humor and easy navigation.
Mango offers 72 languages, and includes special course for your interests and skills. Some courses are tailored to absolute beginners, while others can help an intermediate or advanced learner develop a special skill set for work or personal interest. There are courses on medical and legal jargon, text message slang, hobbies and more. There is even a course on the Pirate dialect of English!
To get started, go to the Webster University Library Databases page and select Mango from the drop-down menu. Log in with your name and student number, just as you would any other online resource. You will then be prompted to create an account if you wish to save your progress, or log in as a guest. One reason that Mango is so effective is that it requires you to practice speaking, so make sure that you have a computer or headphones with a microphone and a quiet place to study. Download the iPhone and Android apps for study on the go!
For more information about Mango, contact the Webster University Library Reference Desk.