The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) will add 11 foreign languages to its Mango Languages electronic database on Tuesday, July 1. Mango Languages, an online language-learning software system, debuted its Hawaiian language resource for library patrons on our HSPLS website in December 2013, and since then HSPLS patrons have been able to learn the Hawaiian language anytime, anywhere, free via the Mango Languages resource.
The additional languages, all free, are: Cantonese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, Portuguese (Brazilian), Swahili, Greek (modern), Hebrew (modern), and Arabic (modern standard).
The Mango Languages system offers a unique learning environment that allows patrons to take lessons at their own pace. Memory-building exercises are embedded into each unit to ensure that patrons retain what they learn.