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mango   Mango Languages
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Mango: Mango's unique teaching method quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers. Your instructor will take you through every step of the process! Each lesson revisits previously learned material, but you have complete control over your learning experience. Select a course to begin learning! (SMTH)



bbc    BBC Languages
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BBC: Learn a new language with an online course from the British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC Language offers free lessons in French, Spanish, German and Italian along with shorter courses in Portuguese, Greek and Chinese and helpful travel and business information in many more languages. Courses include extensive audio and video features. (ALL)



Featured Children's Book

817f9UengnLThere have been many alphabet books written, but none quite like this.  In Once Upon an Alphabet, Oliver Jeffers gives every letter it's due by writing each a short story.  His usual wit and humor are present, and so are some characters from his earlier books.  While each letter has its own story, references to previous letters are made later in the alphabet, which only elevates the story as a whole.  The illustrations are deceptively simple with delicate splashes of color and add a perfect amount of playfulness to the text.  Think you know your ABCs?  Not like this!