Learning a language can be interesting and fun, but it can also be tough. Get a little extra help over the winter holiday with two great online language learning services covering over 30 languages available at no cost. From toddlers to teens, grandpa to grandson, we have you covered.
Try one of our service below. Both are completely online with no software to download and you can access each one with just your library card.
Unlike most language learning products, Muzzy does not require that the learner already be able to read. It works on the immersion principle, introducing conversational phrases and dialogue in a storyline.
It is a great product for individual learning, traditional classroom settings, homeschooling, and Muzzy may just be something mom and dad or the grandparents enjoy using too.
They have also recently updated all of their animations and games, giving it a fresh new look that’s even easier to use!
You can access Muzzy! under the Research tab>Databases by Subject.
Mango for Libraries
Mango for Libraries is really easy to use. It uses native speakers, repetition, and voice comparison to help you quickly and easily learn. Choose from over 30 languages, from Latin American Spanish to Mandarin to Biblical Hebrew – even Pirate, arrrr! It also includes 16 English as a second language options.
The service provides two levels of learning courses, Mango Basics, for travel or casual conversation, or go in-depth with Mango’s Complete level courses with up to 100 lessons for language mastery.
Mango for Libraries is completely online with no software to download. Just access it using your Library card number and start learning!
Mango for Libraries also has a great app for Apple and Android devices. To use the app you will first need to create a Mango profile online through the Library, then use that profile to activate the App. Get the Mango for Libraries app from iTunes or Google Play.