This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray. The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today. -Beth
Going to another country? Like to watch foreign films, but don’t like subtitles?
You can learn many languages for free by using Mango Languages. It is available through the Appleton Public Library with a valid library card.
On the library home page, www.apl.org, look down the right hand side until you come to Mango. Click on the square to sign up.
Choose Create a Profile to start learning. If you would like to test it first, there is a guest mode which allows you to try out a language before creating an account--click Try It First.
Learn practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insights by listening and saying the words. In the Dashboard, click Learn, then choose your language. There are more than 57 languages for English Speakers, and 17 for people learning English.
Mango Premiere features films with scene by scene description, vocabulary definitions, cultural tidbits and more. Currently there are only seven languages in this feature, but more are being added. Mango Conversations allows you to use the words and phrases you have learned to create conversations.
Mango Languages Library Edition app allows you to study on the go. Check the App Store for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch edition, and Google Play for Android devices.
You can learn multiple languages in a natural way with Mango Languages. Try it today!
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