Jillian Rodriguez


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Boosting Campus Usage with Website Visibility: A How To Guide

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Feb 9, 2015 2:56:58 PM

To know Mango is to love Mango, and those of you who know us well know that we never shy away from the spotlight. We love attention, and that’s because attention on us means a major boost in usage for your campus. College campuses are some of the busiest places on Earth, and your school’s Mango subscription could easily get lost in the everyday hustle and bustle of campus life. We want to make sure your students have the opportunity to slow down and smell the language and culture learning roses.

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Introducing...Mango's New Cherokee Language Course.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Feb 2, 2015 11:18:18 AM

Alright, we have a confession to make: When it comes to our target audience, we’ll admit it, we have a type. We design our courses with language lovers in mind. You know who you are ― you seek out languages rich in culture and with deep historical roots, you geek out on history as much as language learning, and you actually enjoy the mental workout of learning a polysynthetic language. So with you in mind, you zany little language lovers, we’re proud, excited, and honored to unveil our latest course: the Cherokee language.

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In It to Win It: Mango’s Mobile Usage Challenge

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 27, 2015 1:49:38 PM

Attention Mango libraries: Are you ready to rumble?

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Celebrating the Japanese New Year in 2015.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 20, 2015 4:44:46 PM

Here in the States, we’re still sweeping up the confetti and streamers from 2015’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. An event characterized by showers of champagne, lofty New Year’s resolutions, and community-wide ball drops, the United States has a flair for ringing in the New Year. As we settle into 2015, there’s no better time to turn our lens outward to NYE traditions around the world.

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Three Quick Tips to Increase Language Learning Enthusiasm in the Classroom

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 14, 2015 11:42:01 AM

Language learning and the classroom are truly the perfect pair. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, and Monday mornings and Silent Ball. It just makes sense. Young learners are the reigning champs of language learning, with brains fully-equipped to absorb and retain new concepts. It can be tough to find space to encourage language learning in the demanding schedules of the daily classroom, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. In the name of increasing the presence of language learning in the classroom, superstar teachers around the globe are implementing these genius guiding philosophies. Known to instill a lifelong love of language learning and sudden onset bilingualism in unsuspecting students, these ideas should be handled with extreme caution.

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Meet the Candidates: ALA Presidential Election 2016-2017

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 6, 2015 4:00:06 PM

The library world is already buzzing about the 2016-2017 American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Elections, and we couldn't be more excited. As the oldest and largest library association in the world, the president's leadership impacts librarianship everywhere, and that’s a cause we care about. We’re shining a spotlight on the four awesome candidates to highlight who they are and what they stand for. Ballot voting for ALA members begins March 24, 2015 and closes on May 1, 2015. Now’s the time to study up on the ALA’s four presidential candidates and start deciding who will win your vote this election. Without further ado, let’s meet the candidates.

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Campus-­wide collaboration: Students, faculty, and librarians unite for global marketability.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Nov 4, 2014 1:40:51 PM

Step onto any campus in North America, and you’ll find college students with a marked vigor for culture and language learning with a breadth of experience, diverse backgrounds, and a thirst to learn. So, where do these future leaders turn for high-quality language and culture learning resources? The answer to this important question is slightly troubling. Understanding other cultures and languages has been a low priority in America for decades. There are over 7,000 languages in the world, yet we consistently face limited resources and language instruction in higher education around the country. Research has shown that upon graduation, less than 5% of American undergraduates are truly prepared for cross-cultural interactions with non-­European cultures. How can we properly educate future leaders, support global cooperation, and improve cultural sensitivities under these circumstances?

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Celebrate in German with Mango's Oktoberfest course.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Sep 22, 2014 12:38:01 PM


Autumn is upon us, and our favorite things are popping up all over. The leaves are changing, sweater season is in full swing, and pumpkin spice is the active ingredient in every meal. Plus the color orange is basically everywhere, so we’re feeling very at home lately. But for language lovers (and beer enthusiasts), the true reason for the season is the 16-day historic cultural festival that we all know and love: Oktoberfest.

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Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day!

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Sep 10, 2014 12:18:18 AM

 

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We're Hiring!

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Sep 5, 2014 11:18:48 AM

The rumors are true: Mango Languages is hiring. We’ve got a number (8, specifically!) of diverse and interesting positions currently open, and we couldn’t be more excited to expand the Mango family tree. From an Incubator Intern to an Account Executive to a Bilingual Customers Relations Team Lead, we’re looking high and low for potential Mangos of all varieties. Do you love language, culture, innovation, and weekly Fiesta Fridays? We do, too.

First, let us introduce ourselves. Mango Languages creates lovable language-learning experiences for libraries, schools, corporations, government agencies, and individuals. Mango’s software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun; no snoozefests here. Users learn to speak new languages and meet new cultures through authentic experiences like overhearing a conversation between native speakers, watching a suspense-ridden action flick, or singing along with a romantic pop song.

What’s so special about working for Mango? We believe in enjoying the journey to greatness, and we pride ourselves on nurturing a fun-loving environment with exceptional, hardworking employees who work as hard as they play. When you work for us, everyday is an adventure. Whether you’re learning a new language, indulging in unique cultures, or repping one of our signature loud and proud t-shirts, you’re going to love your job and your job will love you right back.

Mangos are a special breed, and CEO Jason Teshuba distills exactly what makes the Mango team tick, “Whenever we hire, we are always looking for people with that creative spark and fire in their belly…our greatest innovation is that of management, leadership and business. At Mango, we take risks and work hard to bring a worthy vision to life. Every day brings with it new challenges and opportunities and we work together as a team to bring the worthy vision to life.”

Sounds pretty exciting, right? We love our work, and we know you will too. We’re a fun and passionate group that wants to change the world by enriching lives with language and culture. So, expect to learn new languages, participate in cultural potlucks, and meet people from around the world – every single day. Tough life, right?

Check out our Careers page and explore our current openings, then click Apply Now to send your resume and information. Interested in learning more about our company culture? We’re always updating our Facebook, Twitter, and blog with language-learning resources (and jokes!), product announcements, and shenanigans from the Grove. We even recently did a company-wide Ice Bucket Challenge – and yes, it’s embarrassing. But we had fun, and we enjoyed the journey to ice-cold water. It’s in our core values, so we kind of had no choice.

Speaking of core values, we run on six fundamental ideals. These values inspire us daily, motivate our work, and set us apart from any other company and team out there. You’ll embrace these ideas in your everyday work, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll apply them to the rest of your life, too. Who needs self-help books when your guiding principles are this awesome?

Core Values:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit- Take risks and work hard to bring a worthy vision to life
  • Innovation- Think creatively to change the world
  • Integrity- Act in alignment for the greater good
  • Fundipline- Enjoy the journey to greatness
  • Quality-Practice excellence and kaizen (改善)
  • Positive Attitude- Take personal responsibility to create a healthy environment

 

That’s the recipe to creating a lifelong Mango, and we’d love to have you join us on the journey to greatness. We promise that our application and interview process is painless, fun, and pretty exciting. Apply now – we can’t wait to meet you!

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