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The Columbus Public Library is here to support your world language learning with access to Mango Languages ​​- all you need is your library card!

Wherever you are as a lifelong learner, Mango Languages ​​can help you get the most out of your distance language learning. This award-winning language learning platform engages learners of all levels with specific methodology and features that boost speaking skills and retention.

With Mango, library users have free access to:

● Over 70 world languages ​​and over 20 ESL/ELL courses

● Listening and reading activities to reinforce learned material and develop new skills

● Grammar and culture information for authentic and reliable learning

● Assessments and chapter summaries to check understanding and learning progress

● Personalized assessment that adapts to everyone’s learning path

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● Study reminders to keep you on track and motivated to keep learning

● Family profiles for additional parent and family engagement

Here’s how you can start learning with Mango:

Step 1: Download the Mango Languages ​​mobile app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) and sign in if you already have an account, or register to create a profile.

Step 2: Choose a language. On the next screen, find and tap “Search” next to where it says “Access near you: find a free mango”.

Step 3: After searching and tapping on your library name, enter your library card number and then press “Done” or “Go” on the keyboard.

Step 4: Select your language course. Choose from over 70 world languages, including English, and start learning!

Plus: Lessons can be pre-downloaded to mobile for offline learning when connectivity is limited or non-existent. Bluetooth integration and auto-play functions are also enabled for hands-free learning.

To create a more immersive experience for your language learning endeavor, check out “hoopla Digital” in our digital library at Use the advanced search feature to select your language of choice to find music, TV and more to enrich your practice.

Dive deeper with “AtoZ the World” to explore regions of the world where your language of choice is spoken. Use this digital library resource to learn more about the culture, food, holidays, and festivals that are practiced, celebrated, and enjoyed in these regions.

All of this is possible with your library card from the Columbus Public Library. You can get a library card at no cost if you live, work, or attend school in Columbus. Digital library cards can be used to access all of our digital library resources and are available free of charge to users who are not eligible for a borrower’s card. For more information, see the Library Card Policy available online at under “Administration and History”.

Need help getting started? Call us at 402-564-7116 option 2, or stop by Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. for help with your device and library resources.

Rachelle McPhillips is a reference librarian at the Columbus Public Library.


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