Friday, September 14, 2012

Talk Like a Pirate, You Say? Avast, ye landlubbers!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19, 2012. Join the fun by brushing up your accent on our new subscription to the Mango Language Learning database, supplied to the state of Kansas through the State Library of Kansas.
Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our 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.
Sample this kind of learning with Pirate and maybe you'll go on to learn a living language like French or Spanish: there's over 40 available!
Get there from the main library website or through Butler Pipeline.

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