Library offers language-learning software based on movies
Learning a language is easier than ever with Mango Premiere, the one-of-a-kind, free software tool launching next week on Charleston County Public Library's web site.
Through movies, subtitles and color, Mango Premiere uses visual cues and entertainment to teach a foreign language.
With the launch of Mango Premiere, users can access the first five movies that incorporate this new learning technology. The company plans to release 20 movies in seven languages by the end of the year. The movies teach language, grammar, vocabulary and culture. Multiple subtitles visually link similar words using color, and customers have access to a scene guide to make vocabulary notes as they watch the film.
Mango Premiere is the newest offering from Mango Languages, a web-based, self-paced software product that teaches 60 foreign languages and has English as a Second Language lessons in 17 different languages. CCPL added Mango Languages to its free, online education and database tools last year. Mango Languages includes two learning levels and lets users register so the site can keep up with their progress. Compatible with both Apple and Android devices, Mango Languages also offers mobile apps.