Welcome to the twelfth installment of Diamond’s Hidden Gems, a blog series in which I introduce you to the University of Central Florida’s library services that you may not have known about!
Are you interested in learning a new language? From refreshing your knowledge of French from those classes you took in high school to taking on the challenge of Korean or Igbo, Mango Languages has all of the resources you need to progress!
Below, I give a brief rundown of the content Mango Languages has to offer and maybe how to say a phrase or two in Pirate*!
The UCF Libraries, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages, hosts Mango Languages Learning, a database and self-learning software that includes more than 70 languages with lessons that teach real-world conversation skills.
The software can be easily used online on a desktop or as mobile app, making it versatile for students learning on the go. Access is available to all UCF students and employees; simply navigate to the Mango Languages page on UCF Libraries and select “Mango Languages”.
If you’d like to learn more about Mango Languages, please visit Diamond’s Hidden Gems – Mango Languages in STARS!
If you haven’t checked out the Mango Languages art wall, go visit the John C. Hitt library to see some amazing designs. Display your linguistic prowess by flaunting (putting stickers representing) how many languages you know!
*By the way, I haven’t forgotten: “blow me down” is equivalent to “oh my gosh” in Pirate, but to “blow a man down” means to kill him