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Learn a new language. For free. Anywhere.


Want to learn a new language? The Collingswood Public Library now offers the Mango Languages language-learning system to all cardholders.

Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses focus on four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Mango offers access to 63 foreign language courses and 18 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film, so you can learn a language while watching great movies.

In addition, Mango offers 26 specialty mini courses, including fun courses like Pirate, Oktoberfest German, and St. Patrick’s Day Irish, along with important focused courses, including Medical Spanish and Legal Spanish.

Mango can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection—so you can learn a language at the library if you’d like, or you can study in your home or on-the-go with apps for iPhone, Android, Kindle, and Nook. For help with Mango, stop by the library and ask a librarian for an introduction.