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Online Foreign Language Learning

Do you know what foreign language your friends at Regent are learning? Between May 2017 and April 2018, the Regent community studied more and 40 modern and ancient languages courses using the Mango Languages software. 70% of all learning sessions were on mobile devices, with an average session length of 11 minutes, which indicates that a just few dedicated minutes per day is all that is required to make meaningful progress in a foreign language.

Here, by order of registered learners, are the twenty most popular Mango languages at Regent during the past year:

Rank Language Regent Learners
1 Spanish (Latin American) 195
2 Korean 152
3 Japanese 93
4 French 92
5 German 91
6 Hebrew (Modern) 89
7 Italian 87
8 Portuguese (Brazil) 37
9 Chinese (Mandarin) 33
10 Hebrew (Biblical) 30
11 Greek (New Testament) 26
12 Tagalog 24
13 Arabic (Levantine) 22
14 Russian 18
15 Arabic (Egyptian) 12
16 Latin 8
17  Irish 7
18 Greek (Ancient) 5
19 Greek (Modern) 5
20 Romanian 5

Mango offers an amazing array of language and cultural products available 24/7 to current Regent users and alumni, including 72 foreign languages, 17 ESL courses, and special cultural training courses, such as Arab etiquette, Chinese feng shui, and the language of romance in Italy and France. For advanced learners, Mango even has full-length foreign films with subtitles and special learning tools.

Whether you are planning a mission trip to Brazil, getting in touch with your Irish roots, or have always wanted to read the Bible in the original Hebrew and Greek, Mango Languages can help you achieve your goals. Language study is a crucial component for understanding another culture. While complete fluency in a language requires years of study, even basic proficiency will make you feel more at ease when abroad and impress your overseas contacts with your good manners in taking the time to learn some of their language. It will also make your time in a foreign country much more rewarding. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby, so helpless and so ridiculous.”

To begin your journey with Mango, click here.

Foreign Language Study at Regent

Do you know what foreign language your friends at Regent are learning? Between May 1, 2014 and May 1, 2015, the Regent community studied 37 foreign languages and 15 cultural training courses using the Library’s Mango Languages software. The total number of learning sessions was 472, and the total time spent using the software was 88 hours. 27% of all learning sessions were on mobile devices, and the average session length was 11 minutes, which shows that a few dedicated minutes per day is all that is required to make meaningful progress in a foreign language.

Here, by order of learning sessions, are the twenty most popular Mango languages at Regent during the past year:

Rank Language Learning Sessions 1 Modern Greek 82 2 Spanish (Latin American) 76 3 French 50 4 Biblical Hebrew 18 5 German 17 6 Korean 16 7 Italian 16* 8 Russian 16* 9 Chinese (Mandarin) 12 10 Czech 11 11 Japanese 9 12 Modern Hebrew 9* 13 Pirate (Arr, Mate!) 9* 14 Vietnamese 7 15 Thai 6 16 Scottish Gaelic 5 17 Spanish (Castilian) 5* 18 Farsi (Persian)  5* 19 Dutch 4 20 Icelandic 4* *In cases of equal number of learning sessions, rank is determined by total minutes.
Mango offers an amazing array of language and cultural products available 247 to current Regent users and alumni, including 66 foreign languages, 17 ESL courses, and special cultural training courses, such as Arab etiquette, Chinese feng shui, and the language of romance in Spanish and French-speaking countries. For advanced learners, Mango even has full-length foreign films with subtitles and special tools for language learners.Whether you are planning a mission trip to Indonesia, getting in touch with your Norwegian roots, or have always wanted to read the Bible in the original Hebrew and Greek, Mango Languages can help you achieve your goals. Language study is a crucial component for understanding another culture. While complete fluency in a language requires years of study, even basic proficiency will make you feel more at ease when abroad and impress your overseas contacts with your good manners in taking the time to learn some of their language. It will also make your time in a foreign country much more rewarding. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby, so helpless and so ridiculous.”To begin your journey with Mango, click here.https:youtu.beQt-u5NXnsXQ

 

Watch foreign films online to improve your language skills

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Say hello to the Library’s newest language-learning resource: Mango Premiere™.  The newest addition to the popular Mango Languages database, Mango Premiere is the first and only language-learning resource to teach through film.

Turning the entertainment experience into a learning experience, Mango Premiere exposes students to four key areas of language learning – vocabulary, phrases, culture and grammar – all while enjoying the fun and excitement of a movie.

Users are able to customize their learning experience by choosing how they want to watch a film.  In “Movie Mode”, you can watch the entire movie with your choice of subtitles (English subtitles, subtitles in the language you’re learning, or both).  Or you can select “Engage Mode” to learn each scene’s dialogue, part-by-part.

Along the way, you’ll see all the same features that Mango users have come to know and love: semantic color mapping, phonetic pop-ups, quizzes, Grammar Notes, Culture Notes, and more.

Click here to get started or contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu with questions about using Mango.

Foreign language study at Regent

Do you know what foreign language your friend or colleague is speaking? During 2012, the Regent community studied 49 foreign languages using the Library’s Mango Languages software. The total number of learning sessions was 988, including 221 sessions on mobile devices.

Here, by order of learning sessions, are the twenty most popular Mango learning courses of 2012:

Rank

Language

Number of learning sessions

1

Spanish

188

2

French

167

3

German

82

4

Italian

76

5

Russian

68

6

Chinese (Mandarin)

58

7

Arabic (Levantine)

32

8

Finnish

27

9

Hindi

24

10

Hebrew (Biblical)

20

11

Japanese

19

11

Korean

19

12

Irish

15

13

Farsi

12

14

Polish

11

14

Greek (Classical)

11

14

Tagalog

11

15

Hebrew (Modern)

10

16

Chinese (Cantonese)

8

17

Dutch

7

Whether you are planning a trip to China, getting in touch with your Irish roots, or have always wanted to read the Bible in the original Hebrew and Greek, Mango Languages can help you achieve your goals. Language study is a crucial component for understanding another culture. While complete fluency in a language requires years of study, even basic proficiency will make you feel more at ease when abroad and impress your overseas contacts with your good manners in taking the time to learn some of their language. It will also make your time in a foreign country much more rewarding. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby, so helpless and so ridiculous.”

To begin your journey with Mango, click here.

Mango Languages now available to Regent alumni

One of the Library’s most popular online resources is Mango Languages. During 2012, Regent students, staff, and faculty logged a total of 988 learning sessions with Mango’s 49 foreign language and 15 ESL courses.

Now the Library’s Mango subscription is available to alumni! If you are a graduate of Regent University, you have access to this terrific resource. So whether you need some conversational Swahili for a trip to East Africa or simply want to hear what the Bible sounds like in Hebrew or Greek, Mango has a course for you.

To begin using Mango or any of our other alumni databases, see our Services for Alumni page and complete the Alumni Registration Form.