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Learn over 30 different languages online – free!

Mango languagesAlways wanted to learn a foreign language, but didn’t know where to start? Are you nervous about taking a language class with other people? Or just looking for some quick vocabulary for that next trip?

Then try Mango!

Mango is a free online learning center where you can learn practical conversation skills for over 30 different languages – all from the comfort of home. No textbooks, no performing in front of others. Just you and your computer and simple, structured courses that walk you through the maze of learning a new language.

You can use Mango anonymously, or you can register. Registration is free and simple. Once you have registered, Mango will keep track of your progress through the courses. Not sure where you left off with Italian? Mango will take you there.

How do you start? In just three easy steps:

  1. Visit the online databases page. You will need a LINCC (Clackamas County) library card in order to use this software.
  2. Click on “Mango Languages”
  3. Start learning!

Still have questions? Contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744.

Buon divertimento! (Have fun!)

Learn languages, read product reviews, research investments and more online

You don’t have to come to the library to use the library!

Thanks to the magic of the internet (and library subscriptions), you can access online services like these for free from anywhere with an internet connection (home, work, school, coffee shop) :

Want to catch up on your favorite magazines, like Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, The New Yorker, or People ? Search the Popular Magazines database. And there are even more! See everything there is available on the LINCC Online Resources page.

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 503-682-2744.

Do you speak Russian or Spanish?

Do you want to?

Learning languages is easy and free with Mango. All you have to do is visit the Library website and go to “Online Databases” > “Learn Languages Online”. Registration and use is free, and Mango will even keep track of your online learning of these languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Give Mango a try today!