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The World Language Collection at Syosset Library

书         It is not all English!   The Syosset Public Library is happy to offer books in many languages for the reading pleasure of our patrons.

도서 The World Language Collection includes books in Chinese, French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Urdu.

도서     Since the focus of the collection is on leisure reading, most of the books are novels. Included are books by native authors as well as translations of English writers.

This is an exciting collection that is always growing!

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-Brenda, Reference Services

 

 

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Learn a New Language

The Syosset Public Library just subscribed to a fun, fast and easy language learning program called Mango Languages.  Mango is an easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. The best part it is FREE for Syosset Public Library patrons and you can access it anywhere there is an internet connection.  Mango is available in two versions, to suit users with different needs:

Mango Basic is perfect for a foreign language beginner. It teaches everyday greetings and helpful phrases.  The courses, which require only two to five hours to complete, are currently available in 22 languages (including Hindi, Hebrew, Italian, and Korean) and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses (including Chinese, Korean and Polish).

Mango Complete offers a 100-lesson course that is designed to provide a more complete understanding of the entire language and culture. It is available in nine foreign language and three ESL courses. Foreign language courses include Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.  ESL courses include Polish and Spanish.

To learn more about Mango contact the Reference Department by email (splreference@syossetlibrary.org), phone (516-921-7161 x217) or just drop by.  Or get started by going to http://www.syossetlibrary.org/worldlanguages.php and click on the Mango Languages link.  You’ll be asked for your library card barcode.  Then choose your language and start!  You’ll learn a new phrase before you even know it!

– posted by Marianne, Reference Services