- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Class location: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library - Room 125 (First Floor)
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Come and learn Mango, a fascinating online tool that helps you learn over 40 different languages, including French, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Czech, and more. There are even English courses for ESL learners with different linguistic backgrounds. Learn at your own pace using text, interactive menu, and sound.
Requirements: an email account and knowledge of computer use (keyboard, mouse, and Internet.)
Register now by calling 1-408-808-2397.
What is on your 2013 resolution list? Is learning a new language on your list?
Our library has many resources to help you learn a foreign language.
Whether you want to learn Asian languages such as Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, Vietnamese, and Korean or European languages like German, Italian, Swedish, and Russian, you can find learning materials in a variety of formats. Our library has books, DVDs and CDs.
In addition, we have an electronic resource called Mango Language that you can access from home 24/7. Once you create a new account, you can start keeping track of your learning progress.
One patron told me he had spent more than 100 hours in learning Spanish using Mango language. He was able to hold a basic conversation with a Mexican clerk when he went shopping. His successful story is encouraging and inspiring. It proves you don’t have to spend money on hiring a private tutor to learn a foreign language. Make use of the library’s free resources as you like. You are welcome to browse our catalog to check out the collections that you want. Time and practice are two keys of successful language learning.
Have you ever asked yourself the question “how can I start learning a new language?” Japanese, Italian, French, Chinese, Persian, Spanish, and Vietnamese are some of the languages San Jose Public Library has made possible for all SJPL library users to have access to with the “Learn a Language” collection, which they can enjoy every day. It is amazing what you’ll discover with the many excellent resources at SJPL regarding learning and enjoying a new language. Some of the resources are printed materials and some are combined with media such as CDs or DVDs, making learning a language more exciting. All the “Learn a Language” materials can be checked out at any SJPL branch with your SJPL Library card by consulting library staff or by a simple search in the SJPL Library catalog, which are the most common methods for locating your favorite language information. Moreover, users can enjoy learning new languages by exploring the SJPL Language Learning Center and online Mango database which is an electronic digital format to access. You’ll need your SJPL library card to have access to the Mango database. Enjoy learning your favorite language
Learn a language online with Mango Languages! You are invited to see a demonstration at the Edenavle Branch Library on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 11:00 am.
Mango Languages can teach you conversation skills for a great variety of languages, including Spanish, French, and Vietnamese. ESL courses are also available with Mango Languages. This useful service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the library’s website.
You can find Mango Languages by visiting our Databases Page, then click on "Learn A Language" found under "Subject Specific Resources." Click on "Mango Languages" then create a profile. If you are using a computer outside of the library, you will need to enter your library card and pin number.