Thursday, January 21, 2010

Learning a new language is free and easy at the Buena Park Library

[Buena Park, CA] – The Buena Park Library has recently added Mango Languages, a language-learning system, to its online information resources for Library patrons. With Mango Languages, Library users now have access to 22 Mango Basic language courses and 14 ESL courses at their fingertips just by logging in to the Library’s website at –all they need is a Buena Park library card.

“We are very excited to offer this new online language-learning system for free to our community,” said Louise Mazerov, Library Director. “Many library users are interested in learning a new language—whether it is for work, travel, or for personal enrichment, and the Library is here to help them achieve their goals.”

The 22 Mango Basic language courses include Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese. The 14 ESL courses are for native speakers of Spanish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, French, German, Italian, Vietnamese, Russian, Arabic, Greek, Japanese, Polish, and Portuguese.

For more information about the library’s online information resources or other services, please call the library at 714.826.4100 x125, or visit our virtual branch at

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