The new year is here, and since January 1st you may have set some goals you hope to achieve this year. If you hope to learn or practice a new language in 2021, this is a quick guide to how the library can help you get on track!
Mango Languages is a web-based language learning program. Mango is offered by subscription, but you can access the program for free with your library card! At www.carnegielibrary.org, go to the ‘Research’ tab along the top of the site.
Under “Find Resources,” change the subject search to “Language Learning” and click Find, or you can type in “Mango” directly to search.
Log in with your library card and PIN for access. You can use Mango as a guest, or create a username and password to track your learning progress.
Little Pim is a language resource for younger learners made by the creators of Mango Languages. Search for Little Pim on our Research page, the same way you would find Mango.
Duolingo is a web-based resource for learning new languages. It was created here in Pittsburgh, and it is completely free to all users, regardless of whether you have a library card! You can download the Duolingo app for Android or for iPhone to your phone or tablet, or practice right on the web. Just create a username and password and get started.
There are ample language resources located in our library branches if you want to supplement your learning with books and flash cards. We have stories printed in foreign languages for kids, teens, and adult readers, as well as CDs and DVDs to improve listening and speaking abilities.
Contact your local library or call the Main Library at 412.622.3114, and a librarian can help you locate books or materials in the language of your interest. You can also live chat with us at www.carnegielibrary.org!
Don’t have a library card? Apply online for free!