Rachel Reardon

Rachel works with some of the coolest marketers, designers, and writers around to help Mango look and sound its best. She loves bold colors, old books, the Montréal metro, and Star Trek. She has conflicting feelings about the Oxford comma.

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Language, Culture, and Halloween Costumes for Your Littlest Patrons

By Rachel Reardon |   October 16, 2014

Halloween is here, and kids around the globe are scrambling to come up with the greatest costume ever. Whether they’re prepping for the library’s Halloween story time, trick or treating, or the neighborhood Halloween party, the pressure is on to dress to impress. So we’ve rounded up our top picks for costumes that are as awesome as they are educational.

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Three reasons why French Canadians are awesome.

By Rachel Reardon |   June 24, 2014

In honor of la Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Québec's national holiday, we're fête-ing with the French Canadians! Of the many reasons to love our Francophone neighbors to the north, we picked our top three reasons why they're awesome.

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Foreign Film: An Academic Approach

By Rachel Reardon |   November 19, 2013

Mango Writer Jillian Rodriguez talks about how language learning can be academic and exciting with Mango Premiere.

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Come Again? 4 Tips for Understanding Non-Standard Dialects and Accents.

By Rachel Reardon |   May 9, 2013

9 years ago, as I embarked on my freshman year at college, I decided to start studying German. I had a laundry list of good reasons to pursue language education, but the truth is that there was one stood out from the rest…his name was Michael.

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Learn Latin, Koine Greek, Ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew with Mango Languages

By Rachel Reardon |   June 11, 2012

We are thrilled to announce the release of Mango Languages' Religious and Scholarly Language Collection.

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Sharing Mango Languages with Your Patrons and Community

By Rachel Reardon |   June 6, 2012

Mango Languages for LibraryIf your library offers Mango Languages, we are sure that you already love the online language learning program (how could you not!?). But the real challenge is making sure your patrons love the program just as much. Well, challenge no more. Thanks to the Mango Administration Portal (MAP), you have a plethora of tools right at your fingertips to promote this database at your library.

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Here's to French wine, cheers!

By Rachel Reardon |   March 12, 2012


Your delicious glass of French wine is poured, now what? The French are very particular about their glass-clinking traditions. Here are a few phrases to know before your first sip:

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Overheard in Montreal: 5 Quintessentially French Canadian sentences from the streets of Quebec.

By Rachel Reardon |   September 5, 2011

I love Montréal; the sights, the sounds, the food (try the poutine at La Banquise Resto), the people, everything! But let’s talk about the sounds.

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What is a WUG?

By Rachel Reardon |   July 14, 2011

Our linguists live and breathe language. And every once in awhile they really geek out and we love it! Kelly and Liliana came in wearing fun "Wug" shirts today. We all wanted to know what is a Wug...the Wug Test was designed by Jean Berko Gleason in 1958 as way to investigate how children learn the plural and inflectional morphemes.

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Special Guest at the Mango Grove

By Rachel Reardon |   July 11, 2011

Happy Monday Everyone!

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