Newton Falls – Getting ready to take a trip abroad this summer or in the fall?  Children and teens looking for something to do before the school year begins again? Or simply wishing you knew how to speak another language? The Newton Falls Public Library has Mango Languages, an online self-directed language instruction focusing on everyday conversational skills and cultural awareness. There are a total of 61 different courses offered, including the very popular Pirate. Children and teens can be prepared to speak fluently on “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” on September 19th.
In addition to the user friendly foreign language instruction, there are 15 English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) packages to help various foreign language speakers learn English. There is also a translation tool for translating between 54 different languages.
To use this database, simply go to the library’s website, select Ohio Web Library, and then Mango Languages.  From a smartphone or other device, go to the app store, choose the free library version of Mango, and download the app.  Now let the fun begin.
More information about free library programs and hours is available at the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St., Newton Falls, phone 330-872-1282.