Library will drop Rosetta Stone, switch to Mango language learning tool

The UT Libraries is adopting Mango as the online language learning tool for campus users. Mango Languages (mangolanguages.com) is an interactive learning tool that allows users to learn at their leisure. Mango teaches the basics of conversation in more than 70 languages.

The Libraries’ subscription to Rosetta Stone will expire on Friday, May 10.

Last year, during a trial subscription to the Mango database, the Libraries gathered feedback from users of the online language courses. Users expressed a preference for the Mango platform.

Mango Languages will soon be available through the Libraries’ Articles & Databases link (see Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures). Watch for an announcement.

For a brief period, neither language learning platform will be available. During the switchover, language learners may visit Transparent Language Online, a database made available through the Tennessee Electronic Library. Click SIGN UP to create a new account.

For more information, contact Allison Sharp, the librarian for Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures as well as the Center for International Education (asharp9@nullutk.edu).

Graduate Commons Officially Open

The long-awaited space just for graduate students in Hodges Library is now officially open to all graduate students.

UT graduate students gather for a meeting in the Graduate Commons at Hodges Library