Wednesday, September 19, 2007

With Mango you will learn the language of...


Found this via Mashable.
Mango is a
new site that lets you take language lessons for free. The site has just launched in beta.
Creating an account is super easy - just fill in your name and email address and you are off. It does run in flash so you need to make sure that's installed/enabled on your machine. You'll also need speakers so you can hear what is being said.

They indicate they will have the following languages available:
Spanish
Russian
French
Italian
Mandarin Chinese
German
Japanese
BrazillianProtuguese
Greek
English for Spanish Speakers
English for Polish Speakers

So why don't you ESL folks give it a try and let me know how it stacks up to Rosetta and some of our other pay options we offer in libraries.

Oh and Mashable points to these other language resources online XLingo and Tutorom.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

Mango is a pretty good intro to language learning. It's going to be interesting to see how they extend their set of lessons and how much they're going to charge once they're out of beta but it may be worth it. I didn't know about the xLingo or Tutorom sites. Thanks for the links.

Adri said...

Good to hear some feedback Jeff! My German is rusty but from the little I heard Mango seemed pretty good.