The library currently has a trial for Mango Languages, an interactive learning tool that covers many languages and dialects for students, staff, and faculty to learn at their leisure. From Arabic to Yiddish, learners will be taken through the basics of conversation in the given language for a quick and simple way to learn. The UT Libraries already subscribes to Rosetta Stone, another language learning database focused on language fluency rather than conversation.
In order to ascertain the needs of our users, we have created a user survey for those who have tried either Mango Languages, Rosetta Stone, or both. We will use this data to decide on future purchasing decisions. We encourage everyone to try out our new Mango Languages Trial and explore your language learning desires. Please note: first-time users will need to set up an account while ON CAMPUS before exploring. Those who wish to participate are also invited to take our survey regarding the two databases at https://utk.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9miKCN15V3F3Mxf.
Attention faculty and staff:
Join our webinar on how to use Mango Languages, an online language learning software, in your teaching. View a demonstration that showcases the features that can make Mango useful for you and your students.
The UT Libraries is offering Mango Languages on a trial basis until June 5, 2018.
Facts about Mango:
• Mango offers online learning in the following languages — including, in some instances, several dialects:
American Sign Language, Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Iraqi), Arabic (Levantine), Arabic (Modern Standard), Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Cherokee, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Dzongkha, English (United States), English (Shakespearean), Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, French (Canadian), German, Greek (Ancient), Greek (Koine), Greek (Modern), Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Hebrew (Biblical), Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish (Standard), Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latin, Malay, Malayalam, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Pirate, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Punjabi (Pakistani), Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Shanghainese, Slovak, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Latin American), Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Tuvan, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yiddish
• You can watch foreign films online via Mango. Once you have set up a Mango account (from on-campus), you can watch from anywhere. Switch on English subtitles or read along in the film’s original language.