Expand your horizons and increase your appeal in the job market by learning a new language. From Spanish to Swahili, the library offers two databases, Mango Languages and Transparent Language Online that make it easy to learn a new language on your computer, tablet or smartphone. English as a Second Language learners can learn as well from a variety of native tongues. Mobile apps are available for iOS and Android devices.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

An online language-learning system that can help you learn the following foreign languages: Arabic (Levantine), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Pashto, Portuguese (Brazil), Slovak, Spanish (Latin America), Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. There are also courses for students of English. Check out this brief tutorial video for more information.

Transparent Language®

Transparent Language Online

A fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for mobile platforms, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

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Databases and Subscriptions

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Click on the A-Z tab to sort the databases alphabetically or click on the World Languages category. You should find Mango Languages and Transparent Languages Online listed.

Voilà! You are on your way to becoming multilingual! Both databases will require your library card number so have that handy!

While you are at it, scroll through some of the other useful databases that you can access, like Consumer Reports and LinkedIn Learning!

Victoria Vogel

Adult Services Associate