Regina Public Library now offers Mango Languages for free, easy and fun online language learning.
Mango is available in two versions:
Perfect for a 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 languages and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
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. Courses include Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. ESL courses include Polish, Spanish and Portuguese.
Note: You will need a valid RPL library card number to use this resource.
Practical Spanish Grammer: A self-teaching guide by Marcial Prado
The fast, easy way to master the essentials of Spanish
Now, learning Spanish can be as easy as uno, dos, tres! Combining the quick- reference virtues of a phrase book with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course, this popular guide gives you a solid start. Completely revised and updated for today's usage, Practical Spanish Grammar gives you:
* A proven interactive format that has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure you can teach yourself at your own pace
* Exercises to reinforce what you've learned
* Clear explanations of approximately 80 percent of Spanish grammatical structures
* Over 1,000 of the most frequently used Spanish words
* Sample dialogues with cultural notes and lists of terms
Complete Spanish: the basics written by Marisa Cid
Learn Spanish in 4 Simple Steps.
With Living Language Complete Spanish: The Basics, you’ll start by learning words, and then you’ll progress to phrases, sentences, and conversations. This simple four-step building block approach will have you speaking with confidence right from the beginning, and you’ll be able to learn gradually and effectively. If you’re confident in your pronunciation, then this coursebook includes everything you need - vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice. But you can also use this book along with the four hours of recordings included in the Living Language Complete Spanish: The Basics compact disc package, which also includes a handy learner’s dictionary.
This comprehensive coursebook includes:
•40 step-by-step lessons
•Practical vocabulary and authentic everyday usage
•Simple explanations and plenty of examples
•Supplemental sections, including e-mail and internet resources
•A comprehensive grammar reference section
--The Library Technician