Press
Release
City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317

3/21/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #12213
Subject :

Fullerton Library Now Speaks “Mango*”
Contact :Fullerton Public Library    (714) 738-6327
Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317
Fullerton, Ca – Fullerton Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons. According to Maureen Gebelein, Library Director, "Mango offers a fast and convenient solution for our community's increasing language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions."

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.

Two versions of Mango are available for Fullerton Library patrons. The first is "Mango Complete," a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a deep understanding of a language and its culture. The second is "Mango Basic," which teaches everyday greetings, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time and is designed to appeal to a beginner in a new language. There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) courses.

"We are thrilled to add our library to the growing list of libraries across the country who have added Mango to their resources," added Gebelein. "Some people need to learn a second language for business or travel reasons. Others just want to because they think it would be interesting. No matter the reason, learning the language should be fun. With Mango, it definitely is."

To learn more about Mango and a preview of the program, you can stop by the library or visit them online at www.fullertonlibrary.org. You can also call the Fullerton Public Library at (714) 738-6327.


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