Britta Wilhelmsen

Britta is a University of Michigan graduate, currently living and working in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. When she's not busy teaching English to business professionals or writing for Mango, you can find her enjoying the sun in one of Buenos Aires' beautiful parks and/or studying Spanish in her free time. Like many mangos, she believes that language consistently makes life more colorful.

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5 essential tech tools for language learning.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Jan 19, 2017 7:03:00 AM

Welcome to the Digital Age, where computers, smartphones, and fitbits have already revolutionized the way we interact and exchange information. Thanks to technical advancements like these, it’s now easier than ever to learn a new skill with just a few clicks - and language learning is no exception. The fact that 90% of students now have access to a mobile device and/or computer has given traditional, paper-based learning systems a run for their money.

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2 technologies shaping modern language learning that will blow your mind.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Jan 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Technology is the future, and boy do we know it here at Mango. It already plays a huge role in the ever-changing world of language learning, from long conversations via Skype to informational podcasts on a Sunday afternoon. While we’ve already adapted to many of these tech products and know how to use them well, there are still other technologies out there that you might not even be aware of. Here are a couple that are truly paving the way for the future of language learning.

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How to celebrate New Year’s from anywhere in the world.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 28, 2016 1:56:30 PM

We can’t believe it, but it’s already time to wrap up 2016 and look ahead to 2017. A lot can happen in a year - joyful moments, stressful ones, a few tough decisions, and maybe new chapters beginning or ending. All around the world, different cultures ring in the New Year in different ways, and it certainly doesn’t all happen on the eve of December 31st. In fact, many regions celebrate the New Year in September, or even April. So, grab a glass of champagne, and let’s toast to 2017 with the help of these unique celebrations from all corners of the globe.

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3 Swahili Phrases to Learn in Honor of Kwanzaa This Year

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 23, 2016 6:46:00 PM

It’s not often that four major world holidays overlap, but when they do, it’s cause for four times the celebration. We took a moment to discover a little more about Kwanzaa, and the language that makes it so colorful, in honor of its upcoming celebration from December 26th to January 1st.

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4 Interesting Facts About Hanukkah That You (Probably) Didn't Know

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 19, 2016 3:11:11 PM

'Tis the season for holiday cheer, and here at Mango, spirits are high. The beauty of working around other polyglots is that we’re constantly learning new ways to say 'Happy Holidays.' This week, we’re getting ready to say חנוכה שמח! [Happy Hanukkah!] It’s a festive, eight-day-long celebration that you might associate with the lighting of the menorah, chocolate coins, or perhaps the spinning dreidel. There’s a lot more to Hanukkah than just chocolate and dreidels, however — so grab some family, cozy up, and let’s dive into the story behind the beloved Jewish holiday.

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4 great reasons to integrate language learning into your corporate culture.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 14, 2016 3:03:00 AM

Believe it or not, only 18% of Americans speak more than one language. Compare that to 56% of Europeans, and it becomes pretty clear that we still have some catching up to do in the polyglot department. That’s why being multilingual in the U.S. is so valuable - not just for personal development, although it certainly has a long list of benefits there - but also for any business looking to expand and increase revenue.

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3 ways healthcare can benefit from more language learners.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 7, 2016 5:02:00 AM

What do doctors, nurses, pharmacy care technicians, and physical therapists all have in common? Besides working hard around the clock to ensure we all stay healthy and happy, they are also tasked with providing the same quality care to everyone - regardless of ethnicity, gender, or native language. Let’s face it: health issues aren’t always fun, and hospital visits can cause a great deal of stress. But when a patient is able to communicate with medical staff in their own language, it can make a world of difference on both sides.

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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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