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:
And you’ll be able to see all the products available to you in that particular language (e.g. courses from Mango Conversations, movies from Mango Premiere, etc.):
Mango now has placement tests available for 17 of our most popular language courses, which allows you to find the right starting point in the course. The link to take the placement test is located on the Welcome Screen for the following courses:
ESL (for Japanese speakers)
ESL (for Korean speakers)
ESL (for Mandarin Chinese speakers)
ESL (for Russian speakers)
ESL (for Spanish speakers) [/pl_accordioncontent][pl_accordioncontent name="nov" number="3" heading="Mango Premiere™"]
Say hello to Mango Premiere™, the first and only language learning resource to teach through feature films and other foreign language multimedia. Mango Premiere™ is unlike anything else on the market today, combining education with entertainment to provide users with an undeniably unique learning experience.
Mango Premiere™ will be available to all libraries and institutions that have a full Mango subscription*. Not sure if your account qualifies? Ask your librarian or administrator – or shoot us an email at email@example.com and we’ll check for you!
*Due to licensing restrictions, some films will not be available outside the United States.[/pl_accordioncontent][pl_accordioncontent name="nov" number="4" heading="Mango Conversations"]To optimize your learning experience, we’re consolidating our Basic and Complete 2.0 courses into a single updated product: Mango Conversations. No need to worry – all the content you were able to access through Basic and Complete 2.0 will still be there, it’ll just be housed under the new Mango Conversations name.
In addition, we’ll be retiring our older, Complete 1.0 interface. Mango has grown by leaps and bounds since the release of 1.0 and we want to ensure that you continue to have access to only the best, most cutting-edge products on the market. Retiring 1.0 ensures that we can focus our energy on providing support and optimization for newer products – plus, it allows us to focus on all the other language-learning innovations that we want to bring to you in the future.
If you’re still learning with Mango Complete 1.0 – no worries! Access to Mango’s “Classic Portal”, which links to the Complete 1.0 and Basic products, will be available till June 2nd, 2014. So you’ve got plenty of time to finish the course.
Or, if you’d like to switch to the newer Mango Conversations product, you can use our brand new Placement Tests (available in our 17 most popular languages) to find out where you should start in the course. Just look for the Placement Test on the welcome screen when you launch Mango Conversations.[/pl_accordioncontent][pl_accordioncontent name="nov" number="5" heading="The same Mango, only better"]We may be upgrading our interface and our expanding our offerings, but everything else that you know and love about Mango will remain exactly the same. Same great customer service, same respected methodology. And if you have any questions, we’ll be here. Just contact us at 1.877.MANGO-11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.[/pl_accordioncontent] [/pl_accordion]