Business students destined to study abroad in Rome, Madrid or China; Engineering students headed to Honduras or Nicaraga for service learning; Nursing students doing practicums in Peru or field experience in Ireland; and Arts and Sciences students studying abroad will all benefit from the library’s new subscription to Mango Languages. This language learning program is ideal for students studying abroad because it is portable and freely available to Villanova community members with an internet connection (the mobile app is in development).
To take full advantage of Mango, create a profile. Working within your profile rather than anonymously allows the program to track your progress. Each of the 12 languages offered by Mango (Hindi, Italian, Latin American Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Arabic, Hebrew, Irish, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese) includes chapters covering greetings, travel, shopping, dining, seeking emergency assistance, and asking questions to expand your vocabulary. This conversational program covers vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and etiquette. Visual learners will appreciate the text based phonetic spellings, while auditory learners will value the voice comparison tool.
Mango Languages is not a substitute for studying a language in-depth, but is is an ideal way to get started learning a language! Connect to Mango from the area studies and language Subject Guides or from Databases A-Z.