New Language Learning Database


Kent District Library has added Mango Languages to its growing list of patron resources. Mango is free to all KDL cardholders, and is an easy, effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. Mango is available in two versions:

Mango Basic: Perfect for a foreign language beginner, Mango Basic teaches everyday greetings, gratitudes, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time. The courses, which require only two to five hours of time to complete, are currently available in 22 foreign languages and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

Mango Complete: Mango Complete offers a 100-lesson course that digs much deeper and is designed to provide a more complete understanding of the entire language and culture. It is available in 9 foreign language and 3 ESL courses. Foreign language courses include Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. ESL courses include Polish, Spanish and Portuguese.

Learn more about Mango Languages, or start using it today! KDL will be holding a contest related to the new database in May. Be on the lookout for more information.

Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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12 Responses to “New Language Learning Database”

  1. Georgine Says:

    How can I start using Mango Complete in Spanish?
    Georgine Bello

  2. Katie Says:

    Hi Georgine,

    To start using Mango, click the “Mango Languages” link in the blog post (or visit the Reference Resources portion of our website and click “Research Databases” and then “Language Learning”). Once you are in Mango, click “Start Learning,” and from there you can select the language and version you are interested in.

    Hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    KDL Staff

  3. Amy Says:

    I’m really looking forward to using Mango! I love KDL!!! 🙂

  4. Jacque Says:

    We tried Mango yesterday and it was great thank you. Only problem is trying to find it on the KDL site. Where is the link?

    Thank you.

  5. Katie Says:

    Hi Jacque,

    From, click on Reference Resources and then Research Databases. Under Database Categories, click on Language Learning, which is where you will find Mango.

    I hope that helps!

    KDL Staff

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  7. Velid Says:

    Nice, I really like this feature!

    Thank you KDL!

  8. Kristin Says:

    Great program. Looking forward to using it more and getting more profient in my foriegn languages.

  9. Harry Kutten Says:

    I think this a great idea. Looking forward to it

    I would be delighted to learn German .

  10. charlotte Says:

    I’m going to learn japunes

  11. Jason Ashley-Oswalt Says:

    I’ve logged into Mango from home without a problem. However when I’m on my work computer it keeps telling me to, “log in from the library website”, which is what I’m doing.

  12. edehaan Says:

    Hi Jason,

    We’ve found in the past that some people have difficulty accessing the site from work due to firewall systems put in place (often the case with larger organizations). It prevents the site from recognizing where you’re coming from. If this is the case, you may be able to talk to your IT administrator to resolve the issue. If you find that doesn’t help, you can also try some of the methods found here.

    I hope that helps!

    Eric DeHaan
    KDL Communications Manager