Impressions from the first annual North American Polyglot Symposium.

By Melanie Moore |   Jul 29, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Last weekend, we attended the first annual North American Polyglot Symposium (NAPS) in the beautiful, bilingual city of Montreal, Quebec. Montreal is a combination of Europe and the Americas with a unique culture all its own. This French-speaking city in the heart of the bilingual country of Canada was the perfect place to hold a convention for language lovers. In fact, a local news station stopped by to write a story about this polyglot event.

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Integrating language training into corporate culture.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jul 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM

 

Can you say “I love my job” in over 70 languages? When you choose to integrate language training into your company culture, you and your employees will be well on your way. This past Wednesday, Mango’s own Business Development Manager Brian Rovito hosted a free webinar designed to deep-dive into exactly why language training is so important to corporate culture and best practices for bringing it to your company. We’ll give it to you straight — Brian is not your average Corporate Manager. Brian has called both Spain and Japan home, he speaks handfuls of languages from Spanish to Thai to Italian, and he’s the Mr. Miyagi of corporate language training. If you’ve got questions, he’s got answers.

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Interview with the CEO of Mango Languages.

By Melanie Moore |   Jun 24, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Who is the face behind the language-learning software company, Mango Languages? That would be Jason Teshuba, our CEO, founder, and self-proclaimed Linguapreneur. He sat down with us (this time, literally) and shared his advice and experience about learning languages and why he decided to start the business.

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Meet the recipient of the 2016 Mango Languages / NMRT Professional Development Grant.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jun 23, 2016 1:48:06 PM

 “Anytime you get a group of like-minded individuals behind a cause, there’s an excitement to it. That’s what I love.” Those are the wise words of the recipient of the 2016 Mango Languages / NMRT Professional Development Grant, Denise Tabscott. In partnership with ALA’s New Member Round Table (NMRT), Mango wants to make sure that bright, committed new librarians have the opportunity to further their cause and their careers by attending ALA. The grant provides funding to assist with airfare, lodging, and conference registration fees, and ensures that awesome new librarians like Denise have the opportunity to shine bright at ALA. Let’s learn a little more about Denise and if you see her at ALAAC this week, strike up a conversation! With passion, purpose, and smarts to spare, you’ll be glad you did. 

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Transform your library at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jun 20, 2016 11:25:45 AM

The countdown is on! In just a few days, some of the greatest minds in the industry will be packing their bags and heading to ALA’s 2016 Annual Conference from June 23 - 28. Hailing from around the globe, ALAAC is a unique chance for librarians to get together and do what they do best: find new ways to transform their libraries so that their libraries can transform communities. What’s not to love about that?

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Interview with the Omniglot.

By Melanie Moore |   Jun 13, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to brush up on basic phrases, decipher spelling systems, master pronunciations, and study etymologies? Look no further than Omniglot.com.

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Lindsay talks languages.

By Melanie Moore |   Jun 3, 2016 2:30:00 PM

If you’re addicted to social media, you may be in luck. Our latest guest on the Mango Languages podcast suggests that you can use it to your advantage in your language-learning efforts.

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Style do's and don'ts abroad.

By Lindsay Mullen |   Jun 1, 2016 10:24:40 AM

Keeping up with the latest trends, hairstyles and gadgets shaped like starfish can be difficult in any culture. For assignees hoping to fit into a new home abroad, this can be even more challenging. Many cultures around the world have entirely different ideas about fashion trends that may quite not align with your assignee Margo’s trusty khaki-and-Uggs ensemble (oh, Margo).

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Safety and security at the library: keeping your resources and your patrons safe.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 31, 2016 10:38:58 AM

Your library is a safe space in your local community. With a multitude of regular guests each day and the occasional out of-towner coming through your doors, you’re required to keep people of all backgrounds equipped with great books, learning opportunities and more.

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Adventures in 20 languages.

By Melanie Moore |   May 27, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Have you ever tried to learn a language, but it just didn’t stick? Do you have aspirations to become a polyglot? Well, if our experience interacting with talented language learners can tell you, it is definitely possible and totally worth the long journey it takes to reach fluency.

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