Library card provides a passport to language learning

Côte Saint-Luc, January 14, 2011 - Members of the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library can now access a popular online language-learning system for free.

Mango (www.mangolanguages.com) is a language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world's most popular languages. The company website describes the program as "a fun, easy and incredibly effective way for travelers of all kinds to learn to speak a foreign language."

"We are thrilled to add Mango to our library's growing list of resources, "Assistant Library Director Janine West said. "This service is an excellent resource for those wishing to learn a foreign language. Our library strives to provide the best services possible to our patrons and this is just one more way we hope to achieve this goal."

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is only the second library in Quebec to offer this service to members.

To access Mango, library members can visit the library website at www.elcslpl.org and then click Audiovisual link on the left-hand side. Then they must click the Mango button. To access the service, library members must sign in by entering their name and library card number. They can also create a profile at Mango to keep track of their progress. After that it is easy to get started by following the step by step instructions.

Mango includes a 100-lesson course and a shorter two to five hour course. There are 22 languages available and 15 ESL courses.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10am to 10pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.elcslpl.org.

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For more information, contact: Darryl Levine, 514-485-6800 ext. 1802, or dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

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