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Learn a Language @ Your Library!

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If you ever wanted to learn to speak a new language, now is the time!  Thanks to special grant funding, the Wauconda Area Library now offers FREE online access to two powerful language learning systems. Both systems provide great results and are similar in how they work. The new improved MANGO covers more languages, while TELL ME MORE provides more in-depth instruction, including much more written comprehension and grammar.


TELL ME MORE -- the library's newest online language learning system -- offers comprehensive foreign language instruction that combines the richness and quality of its contents with the flexibility and interactive features of multimedia. Experience interactive web-based instructon featuring speech recognition, self-assessment, as well as cultural activities. Through different types of activities, the method develops the essential skills needed to communicate: oral and written comprehension, oral and written expression, vocabulary, and grammar.

In an authentic learning context, Tell Me More introduces the grammatical, lexical, phonetic, and conjugation notions necessary to develop these skills. Languages available to learn include Spanish, French, and Italian.

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MANGO -- recently improved and even more user-friendly than before -- is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you're learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in a wide variety of foreign languages. It also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages. Choose from 13 complete courses and 37 basic courses (covering phrases common for travelers).

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Grant Funding

This new service is funded by a $5000 grant intended to help increase literacy, promote library services to adult immigrants and other English language learners, and improve communication throughout the community.  The grant program, “The American Dream Starts @ Your Library,” is administered by the American Library Association and funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

American Dream Starts @ Your Library