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Beauregard Parish Library

Knowledge, Growth, Imagination

The DeRidder Branch of the Beauregard Parish Library is now open Monday through Wednesday and Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM, Thursday between 9:00 AM and 7:30 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Details of our Phase 3 operations can be seen here. We are working on hurricane clean-up and remediation to return service to our rural locations as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Mango Monday: English

Mango Monday: English as a Second Language

For this installment of Mango Monday, we will discuss our offerings for English.

While English is the native language to most of the residents of Beauregard Parish, there are people who use English as a second language. We want to serve all our public, and that includes those who want to learn or improve their English. For that, we will discuss Mango and Pronunciator in this article.

Mango Languages:

  • Offers ESL to speakers of 18 different languages
  • Main focus is speaking and developing an apprpriate accent
  • Has color grammar to help make things understandable
  • Uses extensive but easy to understand cultural and grammar notes
  • Is portable on a smart phone or tablet


  • Offers ESL to speakers of 50 different languages
  • Uses 4 aspects of language (speaking, reading, writing, listening
  • Has different educational games to stimulate learning
  • Is portable on a smart phone or tablet

We have many more materials for ESL learning both online and in the library. On Sunday, we will post an article about English as a Second Language courses available for free through Universal Class. Then next Monday we will be back with a edition of Mango Monday for a new language you can teach yourself with resources from your library.

Posted Monday March 2, 2015 03:00pm

Contact us:
  • Telephone: (337) 463-6217
    or 1-800-524-6239 for areas of Beauregard Parish that are a long distance call
  • Fax: (337) 462-5434
  • Email: help@beau.org
  • Mailing Address:
    Beauregard Parish Library
    205 South Washington Ave.
    DeRidder, LA 70634

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