Your library can help you learn a new language, or improve one you already know.
Mango is an online learning system that lets you pick from more than 70 world languages.
Courses are self-paced and can be adapted to your own learning style. There are also flexible options for people who want to learn a new language for education, business, travel or leisure.
It's free to use Mango if you're a library member. You need an email address, your library card and password ready to set up an account, or you can trial Mango by choosing 'Use Mango as a Guest' and entering your library card number.
Visit Mango to start a new conversation today.
Forgot your library password, or not sure if you have one? There are three ways you can get help:
- Go the library catalogue, select 'Login', then click the 'Forgot your password?' link
- Call any of our libraries
- Talk to staff next time you're in the library.
We have online courses and conversation groups that can help you improve your English.
See our Improve Your English page for details.
Our collections include books, newspapers and magazines in several community languages.
These items can be helpful if you're learning a new language. Pick up a favourite book you're already familiar with in another language, or try a children's book to start reading simple text in your new language.
LOTE for Kids is an eResource that supports language learning for children. Books are available in the language you select and English with an Australian accent. This helps make learning another language, or English, an enjoyable and intuitive experience.
There are over 300 digital books available in 15 Languages Other Than English. More languages and titles will become available over time, so be sure to check back regularly.
All you need to access LOTE for Kids is your Wollongong City Libraries card number.