Shiver me timbers, arrrrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, opens a new window on September 19? Don’t be marooned; San Mateo County Libraries can help you get your sea legs when it comes to pirate parlay.
Mango, an online language learning program available for free through the library, offers a Pirate course that will turn you into a swaggerin’ swashbuckler. Mango courses not only teach you vocabulary and phrases, but also proper pronunciation and conversation skills. Mango courses are also a rollicking good time!
You’ll learn how to express surprise, give sailing commands, pay a compliment, and greet a friend the way they do it on the high seas. All you need is your library card ("29041" card required) to get started learning Pirate (as well as 72 other languages). Mango makes language learning easy by offering mobile versions of courses and a friendly user interface.
San Mateo County Libraries also has a treasure trove of pirate-related books and DVDs to get you in the spirit.
Adult Fiction Books
Teen Fiction Books
Children's Fiction and Picture Books
DVDs and Streaming Video
Check out any or all of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies to brush up on your language skills:
You can also find great pirate-related TV shows and movies streaming on Hoopla. Here are a few:
Avast! Arrrr you going to jump aboard the pirate ship on Talk Like a Pirate Day or will ye be a landlubber? Tell us your favorite pirate phrase in the comments or ye will be walkin' the plank (just kidding)!