5 awesome traditions to celebrate St. Nicholas Day.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Dec 5, 2016 10:58:53 AM

The North Pole, eight flying reindeer, cookies and milk - you might know all there is to know about Santa Claus, but what do you know about Saint Nicholas? Around the world, St. Nicholas Day is quickly approaching and celebrations are already underway. St. Nicholas Day celebrates the spirit of giving, derived from Saint Nicholas of Myra, who served as a bishop of Greece in the 4th century. Saint Nicholas was a famously giving figure, caring for children in need, struggling families, and the ill. He was also known to leave surprise gifts and coins in people’s shoes throughout his lifetime - a tradition many keep up today around this time of year.

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4 ways language training will help your company build better relationships.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 3, 2016 6:09:00 AM

Back in July, our very own Brian Rovito hosted a free webinar discussing the benefits of integrating language learning into the corporate environment. Going into 2017, it’s more important than ever to put language training at the forefront of corporate initiatives. Why? Two words: relationship building.

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4 key benefits of having Mango Languages on your campus.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 2, 2016 6:03:00 AM

Here at the Mango grove, we’re proud to say that we’ve helped over 300 academic institutions add a little more language and culture love to their campuses. From dozens of prospective study abroad candidates to those squeezing in some extra training before that tough Italian exam, Mango has been there for students in their times of need. Now that more and more academic libraries are embracing digital resources as integral parts of their collection, there’s never been a better time to snag a Mango Languages subscription for your campus. Here are just a few of the benefits that can come from Mango-fying your student body.

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Branding your library: 5 effective ways to build partnerships with local schools.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Nov 30, 2016 6:02:00 AM

Whether you’re located in a sprawling urban setting or a small rural area, every library can benefit from establishing a strong partnership with local school systems. From sharing e-resources to hosting themed educational events, getting involved with the schools in your community could be your ticket to bringing in more excited patrons in 2017. We’ve put together a few ways to connect with those schools, get your name out there, and help them see just what makes your library so great. Trust us - it’ll be a win-win for everyone involved.

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5 special Mango features for Higher Ed that you’ll love.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Nov 28, 2016 6:41:00 AM

If you’ve heard of Mango Languages, you already know that we’re committed to one core purpose: enriching lives with language and culture. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to develop a language and culture-learning program that students, staff, and faculty at colleges and universities will love. Mango for Higher Ed is designed to deliver flexible, interactive, and measurable language-learning solutions for your campus.

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[Infographic] Six awesome celebrations of thanks from around the world.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Nov 22, 2016 4:33:58 PM

Here in the United States, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. For many of us, nothing says America quite like this belt-busting, family-friendly holiday. From the annual football game to the Macy’s Day parade, Thanksgiving is a celebration of some of the traditions and privileges our country treasures most. Here are six awesome ways other countries celebrate Thanksgiving.

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5 social media secrets for language learners to try right now.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Nov 18, 2016 4:51:00 AM

If you’re anything like us, you love social media. Whether you’re live-tweeting the World Series or snapchatting your world travels to your loyal followers, social media is a powerful tool for connectivity and knowledge-sharing in real-time. But if you’re really like us, you also love language learning. At any given moment, you could be found quizzing yourself on conjugation, typing up your mock itinerary for your next trip overseas, or looking for meaningful ways to integrate your new language into your daily life.

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Navigating an unknown language: key phrases to learn in any new country.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Nov 16, 2016 3:03:00 AM

When you’re a proud language and culture aficionado like us, traveling the world isn’t so much a pastime for you but a necessity of life. If you’ve ever walked the streets in a country where your target language is spoken, it can feel wonderful and empowering to communicate with the locals - but we know that’s not always the case. Sometimes you’re a French speaker on vacation in China, or maybe you’re studying Russian but find yourself in Brazil for a business trip. It can feel stressful, but learning a few of these key phrases in any language will help you breathe a little easier.

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It's all Greek to Me: False Friends

By Michael Buckenmeyer |   Nov 15, 2016 7:28:00 AM

In a recent blog post accompanying the first entry in our It’s all Greek to Me video series, we took a look at the idioms used in different languages to convey misunderstanding. This time, we turn to a common source of confusion among both novice and experienced language learners: false friends.

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4 reasons why Millennials should care about learning languages.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Nov 14, 2016 1:34:24 PM

We’re looking at you, Generation Y. In today’s globally interconnected world, Millennials play a key role in shaping everything from important technical advancements to foreign policy practices. They’re the most diverse, culturally curious generation we’ve seen so far - and while they can connect instantly with someone else a continent away, there is still progress to be made as far as the number of multilingual speakers that have emerged. If you’re a Millennial, we’re here to change that.

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