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The Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public Library now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons. Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free, and offers a fast and convenient solution for the community’s increasing language-learning needs.

Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.

Mango is available in two versions. One is Mango Complete, a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture. The second is Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes, and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

For more information, call 830-393-7361 or visit www.wilsoncountylibrary.org.
 

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