From foundational basics to advanced proficiency, libraries have your language-learning needs covered!
- Mango Languages is language-learning software that teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages. It offers the ability to download for learning in the car, progress tracking, and culture notes that enhance the learning experience. With Mango Reader, you can go to any website and get translations in real time. This feature is a Google Chrome extension currently available in 12 languages. The new Mango Vocabulary feature allows you to review chapter vocabulary with flashcards and lists, study words by topic, and even create your own personalized vocabulary lists so that you can study what’s most important for your language learning journey. See the video for details. We are excited to announce that Mango has introduced American Sign Language to the Mango Languages platform also!
- Overdrive offers ebooks and eAudiobooks on language learning. Do you already know some French? Check out the French short stories for beginners!
- A variety of resources are available for children including:
- First phrases books (French, Spanish, or Italian options)
- Let’s learn Korean kit
- Bilingual kits for French, Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian that each include a Vox book with an audio component
- Books and DVDs on American Sign Language for various ages are requestable through the online catalog.
- Anne Jobin-Picard from the CEFLS office facilitates a French Conversation Group (FCG) that meets weekly on Mondays from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The first Monday of each month is an in-person session at Plattsburgh Public (weather permitting) and the other meetings are held via Zoom. Participants have varying levels of French language proficiency ranging from a very small vocabulary to those who are fluent. If you are interested in joining the FCG, please drop Anne a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.