The Blume Center has set up a 1-year site license to Mango Languages on a trial basis. This web-based language software is available to all Trinity students, faculty, and staff for free. Whether you are thinking of studying abroad or need to brush up your language skills for a job interview, Mango Languages offers lessons in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Pashto, Tagalog. The website also offers English (ESL) courses for speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese. Each Mango lesson covers practical conversation skills and includes instruction on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
To start learning a language go to http://mangolanguages.trincoll.edu/ and create a Profile. This will help you track your progress throughout. Once your account is activated, you can begin learning right away.
Note: This service is restricted to the Trinity College network.
For a quick intro to this service, you can visit:
You can also use Mango Languages on your mobile device. For details, please visit: http://www.mangolanguages.com/libraries/products-overview/mango-mobile/
If you want to learn more about new ways to learn or practice languages online, you can read http://blume-center.trincoll.edu/node/97