2.3 | The library offers access to online interactive language learning tools through its website (e.g. Mango, Livemocha) and/or language learning software (e.g. Rosetta Stone, Auralog)
Libraries that meet this criteria provide web-based subscription or installed software products for learning languages. Interactive language learning tools provide users with the opportunity to interact directly with language software to do things like keep track of lessons, record practice phrases, take quizzes, and participate in an online community. Interactive tools also provide feedback to the user about their learning progress. These resources are used by both ESL learners as well as English speakers who want to learn an additional language. Tools like Rosetta Stone, Mango, and Live Mocha are examples of interactive language learning tools. Though it is preferable for these tools to be available through the library's website from anywhere, it is acceptable if they are only available inside the library. Language courses on tape, CD, or downloadable audio books are not considered interactive tools.
FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if your library provides access to web-based subscription software or machine-based interactive software for language learning.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if you do not currently provide interactive language learning tools but plan to start offering them in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you would like to offer interactive language learning tools, but cannot at this time perhaps due to budget constraints.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you have decided not to provide interactive language learning tools.