Love in Other Cultures

By Lindsay Mullen |   Feb 10, 2016 12:20:05 PM

Relocation invites assignees to take part in invigorating new life experiences and explore new territories—similar to getting struck by Cupid’s arrow for the very first time! Valentine’s Day is in just a few days and for many assignees, this means getting up to speed a whole new kind of foreign relations. In preparation for Valentine’s Day, here are three cultural practices that differ from country to country to help level your assignees’ expectations.

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Tips to Show Patrons Love This Valentine's Day

By Lindsay Mullen |   Feb 8, 2016 1:31:03 PM

Wake up and smell the love, librarians! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and for your public library, that means the opportunity to show your valued patrons some pink and red appreciation this February. Fortunately, Valentine’s Day provides your library with just the excuse it needs to guide your patrons to your library’s top resources and keep the flame alive for another year. Here are some tips to help your patrons have the best Valentine’s Day yet.

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Why You Should Update Your Library's Website

By Lindsay Mullen |   Feb 8, 2016 1:10:00 PM

You know how important your library website is, right? It’s most students’ first stop when they’re looking for a new resource or to check out what you have in the stacks. Because it’s so frequently used, you owe it to your campus community to keep it updated, easy to navigate and looking fresh.

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Unique Holidays Around the World

By Lindsay Mullen |   Feb 3, 2016 2:09:00 PM

 With Americans still praising Punxsutawney Pete’s decision yesterday, we definitely take Groundhog’s Day pretty seriously stateside. But we in the United States don’t have a monopoly on strange, funny holidays: many countries around the world have a plethora of traditions and unique holidays assignees might not be too familiar with. Here are three unique holidays around the world and what assignees can expect while living in their new home.

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Mango Scholarships 2016: Spreading the Word on Campus

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Feb 2, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Start spreading the news - our college scholarship program is here! This year, Mango Languages will be offering three scholarships of $1,000 each to undergraduate and graduate students to support their educational and learning goals.

Our mission is simple: we’re asking students to share how language and culture have enriched their lives. We want to elevate the conversation around the importance of language and culture diversity in education by collecting stories and experiences from today’s generation of learners. Three deserving students will be selected to receive a Mango scholarship to support their academic goals, and we’ll leverage their stories to inspire learners everywhere to keep embracing language and cultural diversity in their everyday lives.

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Mango Scholarships 2016: Celebrating Language and Culture on Campus

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Feb 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

College students, gather ‘round. We’re collecting language and culture stories around the proverbial Higher Ed campfire, and we want to hear yours.

If you know Mango (and if you don’t, we can’t wait to meet you!), you know that the work we do is fueled by our core mission of enriching lives with language and culture. We’re so excited to elevate our message and support deserving students with three Mango scholarships of $1,000 each to those currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs. We know that language and cultural diversity has the power to positively impact the lives of others (it’s our mission statement!), and we want to hear your story.

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Refreshing Your Academic Library

By Lindsay Mullen |   Feb 1, 2016 12:41:56 PM

Does your library need a makeover?

Whether your academic library is an ultramodern feat of architecture, like the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago, or a stately and ancient library, like Merton College Library at Oxford (in operation since 1373), you might be in need of a little spring cleaning. How can you make sure your library is modern in design and function and laid out in a way that makes sense for students today?

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The Most Under-Utilized Services at the Library

By Lindsay Mullen |   Feb 1, 2016 12:00:01 PM

Here at Mango, one of the things we’ve loved most about working with libraries is seeing the great events and exhibitions they put on for patrons that take Mango as inspiration. Today, we’re deriving inspiration right back from our library friends—specifically from the Pirate Day parties  so many of our partners have put on.

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How Language Training Impacts International Assignments

By Lindsay Mullen |   Jan 27, 2016 12:23:00 PM

Relocating to a new country for the first time is an exciting time for assignees, but many find themselves lost (both figuratively and literally!) upon relocation—especially if they’re not well-versed on the language spoken in their new home. We’ve written extensively in the past on how language learning can promote a sense of belonging and assuage culture shock as an assignee gets used to life in their new country.

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Interview with a Polyglot: Olly Richards

By Melanie Moore |   Jan 26, 2016 12:01:12 PM

Mango Languages was recently able to chat with the incredible language-learner, Olly Richards. Olly speaks eight languages and has made a name for himself in the polyglot community with his blog I Will Teach You a Language and podcast of the same name. We originally met up with Olly at the third annual Polyglot Conference in NYC and then worked with him to host a Polyglot Workshop in Brooklyn. He shared some great tips about language-learning there, so we wanted to invite him to share his insights with you all as well. 

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