Lydia Koehn

E aí, tudo bem! A lively lexicologist, Lydia loves munching on alliterative morsels almost as much as she enjoys swapping tales of travel adventures.

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Challenge Yourself in the New Year with #31DaysofLanguage

By Lydia Koehn |   Dec 27, 2017 11:29:00 AM

We’re counting down the hours here at Mango until we can officially ring in the New Year! In the meantime, we’re busy jotting down last-minute additions to our lists of resolutions — but our language goals are still on top.


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Like Water for Chocolate? Learn Spanish Idioms from Latin America

By Lydia Koehn |   Dec 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Heading south for the winter? Or looking to spice up your Spanish conversations with local lingo? Be sure to brief yourself on common sayings from Latin America so you can avoid misunderstandings and get a better handle on local cultures.

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New Year, New Design: Mango Is Now Faster, Smarter, and More Accessible Than Ever

By Lydia Koehn |   Nov 21, 2017 2:55:51 PM

The Mango team has been hard at work on an update to your favorite language-learning resource. Take a virtual tour of the redesigned desktop experience and discover our latest features!


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Learning Mandarin? 10 facts about Han Chinese language and culture that you should know.

By Lydia Koehn |   Oct 3, 2017 1:10:00 PM

Did you know that Han Chinese (Mandarin) is the most widely spoken language in the world? The need to learn Chinese Mandarin has certainly increased over the last two decades as China's booming population and increasing wealth have become more integrated in the global economy.

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th: Learn how to parley in Pirate.

By Lydia Koehn |   Sep 12, 2017 11:00:29 AM

Blow me down and brush me barnacles—it’s almost time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th! Make no bits about it—celebrating this holiday is fun for landlubbers and pirates alike.

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10 years old and still growin' fresh.

By Lydia Koehn |   Aug 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Mango turns 10 today, and we’re taking a trip down memory lane.

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How to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

By Lydia Koehn |   Aug 29, 2017 3:53:38 PM

Blow me down and brush me barnaclesit’s almost time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Transform your library into a crew full of swashbuckling book-aneers with Mango's Pirate course.

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More than words: Interpreting body language across cultures.

By Lydia Koehn |   Jun 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Before you read, wrote, or even spoke your first word, you mastered a set of subtle, yet vital ways of communicating with friends, family, neighbors, and peers through body language.  A wave to say hello, a bow to show respect or reverence, or a welcoming smile. Language is more than words, grammar, and phrases; it is an embodied experience that is passed on from generation to generation, from person to person, and even from culture to culture as a signature code of communication.

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