Do you speak Irish? For language lovers, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just about green beer, pub crawls, and parades – although we love that stuff, too. But why not raise a green glass to the language and culture behind the holiday with our St. Patrick’s Day To-Do List? A quick and easy guide to celebrating the Irish language right this year, consider this your four leaf clover.
Last November, in the distant yesteryear of 2013, we rolled out the next generation of language learning: Mango Premiere. The first and only language and culture learning system that teaches through film, learning a language has never been this fun. Language lovers across North America have used our fully interactive feature films to master new languages.
New York, we love you. You’re a concrete jungle where dreams are made, there’s nothing you can’t do – let’s hear it for New York.
Yes, we just paraphrased a Jay-Z song, but can you blame us? We’re talking about the Big Apple itself, New York City in all its glory – and its crown jewel, the New York Library Association. We’re excited and proud to announce our formal support of NYLA’s (even their acronym is cool) 2014 Library Advocacy Day, in Albany, New York.
NYLA is a prominent voice in the library community, promoting and advocating on behalf of all libraries. Not only that, they are also affiliated with the American Library Association (ALA). As you well know, we have a giant crush on all things library, so we couldn’t help but get involved.
And this crush is not simply an infatuation. We like you for more than just your looks and books, NYLA. We love and support you because your libraries are a cultural hub for communities across the state; providing resources, opportunities, and growth to the public. We’re a passionate group of people who want to enrich lives with language and culture, and we love working with you to accomplish just that. So when it comes to Library Advocacy Day, count us in.
But after February 26th comes and goes, you’ll still be seeing a lot of us. We’ll be in your libraries, providing cutting edge and loveable digital language-learning resources, we’ll be listening to your user feedback and mapping our plans accordingly, we’ll be at the annual NYLA show in the fall (we’re counting down the days), meeting and greeting and handing out brightly colored freebies. We do all this in alignment with your efforts to strengthen your communities, provide new resources to patrons, and support your stellar learning initiatives. Mango loves libraries, and NYLA, you’ve got a special place in our hearts.
We’re rooting for your continued success and exceptional service to your communities. And if you’re looking for a new twist to your campaigns this year, why not make your case in a few different languages, courtesy of Mango? Rumor has it you can access over 60 fun and easy language courses with your library card – and you’ve got one of those, right?
Viva las bibliotecas, viva NYLA!Read More
Around this time of year, Mango clients, customers, and employees all find themselves pondering the same question: are Romance languages really more romantic? And if so, what makes them so romantic? You’ve come to the right place. You’ve got language questions, we’ve got answers. It’s what we do. Increase your love language IQ with this crash course in Romance languages, just in time for Valentine's Day.
They’re called Romance languages because:
Native speakers of these languages have irresistibly romantic accents.
Just kidding. As true as that is, the term actually derives from the Latin word romanice (sound familiar?), loosely meaning “in the Roman manner.”
What does Rome have to do with it?
In Rome, circa the fifth century, the classical form of Latin was edged out by Vulgar (aka “crowd”) Latin in speech and popularity. Around town, most people spoke in this more casual and varied form of Latin, which eventually spread throughout the Roman Empire. Through invasions, conquests, and the Empire’s eventual decline, new variations of Vulgar Latin spread beyond Rome, ultimately evolving into their own separate Romance, or “in the Roman style,” languages. Isn’t that Romantic?
What’s in it for us?
Turns out, there’s some pretty big perks to learning a Romance language. With Latin at its core, Romance languages share a lot of the same vocabulary, grammar structures, and, of course, an expansive history. For language learners, that means your lessons just got a lot easier. Once you know one Romance language, you’ve got a cheat sheet for learning any other Latin influenced language. And if you really want to dig in to the heart of Romance, why not cut to the chase and learn Latin? Mango’s Religious and Scholarly Language collection offers a fun and easy Latin course; so that you can be both scholarly and Romantic. It doesn’t get much better than that.
When In Rome...
Do as the Mangos do. The Roman Mangos. Transport yourself thousands of years back to the Roman Empire and learn the Latin vocabulary necessary to enjoy the texts of Cicero, decode the ancient Latin graffiti in Pompeii, and impress your date by ordering dinner in Latin. We’re sure your waiter will play along.
And if she doesn’t, try Italian. Or Spanish. No matter which Romance language your heart desires; we’ve got the course to get the love flowing this Valentine’s Day. For a quickie, check out our flirty mini-courses, designed to get you a date in Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, and Italian. And if you’re looking to start a long-term relationship with us, we’re ready to commit. Mango’s full language-learning courses will go the distance with you in all the major Romance languages.
So, are you ready for some Romance? Find Mango in your library to start your language love affair today.Read More
A bigger, better Mango is here, and we can’t stop talking about it. On Jan. 16, we rolled out Mango Connect, the next generation of our user portal. Mango Connect is designed to provide you with a more intuitive, user-friendly learning experience. But that’s not the only new development we’ve got in store! To learn more about all the ways we’re working to build a bigger, better Mango, read on…Read More
Tis the season for the ALA Midwinter conference; and we’ve been geeking out pretty hard. This year, our theme is Bigger, brighter, Mango. If you’ve got plans to attend the show (January 24-27), stop by booth #1557 and we promise you’ll walk away bigger and brighter than ever before.Read More
Ladies and gentleman, the wait is over: Mango Connect, the next generation of Mango’s user portal, is officially here. Mango’s sleek new interface offers a range of benefits, including: a more intuitive user experience, updated dashboard and course organization and a customizable profile page. But Mango Connect is just one of the many new offerings we’ve added to our lineup in 2014. To learn more about all the latest and greatest reasons to love Mango, read on below.[pl_accordioncontent name="nov" number="1" heading="Mango Connect"]Our brand new user portal is designed to take the learning experience to the next level with a highly visual and interactive interface. We have made it easier for users to access all the language-learning products available to them, based on their language or product of choice. For example, users can simply select a language from the list:Read More
Heading to ALA Midwinter? Then come party with EveryLibrary & Mango Languages! Mango is proud to sponsor the EveryLibrary Midwinter After Hours Benefit & Party on Saturday, Jan. 25.Read More
Ladies and gentleman, drumroll please...Read More
On Jan. 15, we'll be rolling out Mango Connect, the next generation of our user portal. Mango Connect is designed to provide you with a more intuitive, user-friendly learning experience. But that's not the only new development we've got in store! To learn more about all the ways we're working to build a bigger, better Mango, read on... [pl_accordioncontent name="nov" number="1" heading="Mango Connect"]Our brand new user portal is designed to take the learning experience to the next level with a highly visual and interactive interface -- plus, we've made it easier for you to access all the language-learning products available in your language or product of choice. For example, you just select the language you'd like to study:Read More