Q. Does the Library have any resources for learning a new language?
McDermott Library offers a handful of language resources to suit your learning style:
1) If you are learning English, many students enjoy simply reading books from our Children's Literature section. Look for the "Juvenile" sign hanging near the Copy Center on the 2nd floor. These books have a yellow spine label.
There are more titles in the Young Adult variety upstairs in the Main Stacks. Visit with the Service Desk for assistance.
2) You can find CD-ROM kits for learning many languages in the Multimedia area of the Library. Visit our Service Desk there to borrow these materials (Room 2.408, down the hall to your left as you enter the building).
3) Last but not least, you have free access to online language learning through Mango Languages. This resource offers more than 60 languages, ease of use, and progress tracking.
To gain access to Mango Languages, go to the Library homepage at http://www.utdallas.edu/library/, click the green Databases tab and then click the letter 'M,' as shown below.
Scroll down to find the link to Mango Languages.
At the start page, you can browse Mango as a Guest, but we highly recommend creating a profile with your UTD email address to take full advantage of this tool. With a profile, you can keep your place in lessons, track progress, and share with your friends on Mango!