Imparare, Apprendre, Kujifunza, Leren.


mango2It’s easy to say that you want to learn a new language, but now it’s easy to actually do it!

The Alfred C. O’Connell Library has recently released their newest resource – Mango Languages, which offers over 60 foreign languages and 17 ESL/ELL online courses for you to learn. Mango is completely online, which means there are no CDs to buy, subscriptions to pay for, or downloads to keep track of.

As an online resource, Mango allows GCC students to learn everything from Biblical Hebrew to Pirate anytime, anyplace – even using the free app for smartphones! Creating an account is free and easy, but not required to take advantage of the resources for each language.

After logging in, you can quickly dive in to any of the languages offered by selecting “all languages” – producing a list that includes:

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  • Yiddish
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Turkish
  • Greek
  • Polish

…and did we mention Pirate?

Mango uses quirky videos as part of the continuously expanding Premiere service, alongside “Mango Conversations” to help teach each language. These videos range from “La Moustache” to learn French, to “Soccer Celebration” – a video that uses the current excitement of the World Cup to teach Portuguese.

Some languages, such as Italian and German, have mini courses that teach a specific instance of a language. Italian teaches “Romance” while German will have you navigating “Oktoberfest” in no time!

Did we mention you can learn PIRATE? Get started today!