The Library has replaced Mango Languages with a new language learning program – Pronunciator. Unlike Mango Languages, Pronunciator lets you learn a different language from any of 60 languages. “I speak Hindi, and I want to learn French.” “I’m a Russian speaker and want to pick up some Thai for my trip to Bangkok.” With Pronunciator these two scenarios are possible. In addition, Pronunciator provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills. While Pronunciator like Mango is free to Lincolnwood Library cardholders; it costs less for the library to provide.
Pronunciator combines traditional language learning methods (verb conjugation, vocabulary-building, quizzes, etc.) with modern interactive methods (speech recognition to help with pronunciation, side-by-side poetry, virtual conversations, etc.) You have the option of learning through guided “Postcards” courses or from the ground up by building your own conversations.
Courses are designed for children and adults from beginners to advanced learners.
Are you preparing for a trip? Download a phrasebook and audio lessons to take along.
Learn on your computer or download an app for iPad, iPod, iPhone, or Android tablet or phones.
Ready to Start Learning?
- On the library’s website, find Pronunciator in the Research drop-down menu.
- The first time you have to create an account:
- Enter your email (optional)
- Enter your library card number
- You’ll be given a username and password
- Once you have logged in, go to My Account in the drop down menu Logged In to change your username and password to something you can more easily remember.
If you would like help using Pronunciator or any other library resource, just ask one of our Adult Services Librarians. You can also set up a one-on-one appointment for more detailed instruction by emailing or calling us at 847.677.5277.