HQMC (MR), QUANTICO, Va. - Marine Corps Community Services Libraries are now offering Mango Languages software as an alternative to Rosetta Stone.
MCCS library patrons may register for a free Mango Language account by visiting their base library. The languages offered include Arabic (Levantine), French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Tagalog, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. There are also four languages taught with an English-as-a-second-language foundation: ESL Japanese, ESL Spanish, ESL Arabic and ESL Korean.
According to Cynthia Shipley, head of the Marine Corps General Library Programs, “Active Duty and Reservists can still access Rosetta Stone through MarineNet, but the Mango contract will also allow library patrons to sign up for courses.”
The Mango language-learning software is available to all those who are eligible to use the USMC library program. For more information or to find a list of MCCS libraries, check out the General Library program website at library.usmc-mccs.org. Eligible patrons who are not located near an installation or who are stationed overseas should contact the HQMC Library Program at 703-784-9550, DSN 278-9550, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for information on how to register for the program.