On Jan. 15, we’ll be rolling out Mango Connect, the next generation of our user portal. Mango Connect is designed to provide you and your users with a more intuitive, user-friendly learning experience. There’s nothing you have to do to initiate the upgrade; updates will take place automatically during off-peak hours. 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. 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:
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Mango now has placement tests available for 17 of our most popular language courses. 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. All clients with a complete Mango subscription will get access to Mango Premiere™, complete with a basic package of 20 films, anticipated to launch by the end of the year.*
*Due to licensing restrictions, some films will not be available to clients outside the United States. Contact us for more details.[/pl_accordioncontent][pl_accordioncontent name="nov" number="4" heading="Mango Conversations"]In order to optimize the user experience, we’re going to consolidate our Basic and Complete 2.0 courses into a single updated product: Mango Conversations. No need to worry – all the content your users 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 courses, which some of our long-time clients have access to. Mango has grown by leaps and bounds since the release of 1.0 and we want to ensure that your users 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! To make the retirement of Complete 1.0 smooth and easy, we’re doing two things:
1) Access to Mango’s “Classic Portal”, which links to the Complete 1.0 and Basic products, will be available until June 2nd, 2014.
2) We’re offering a Mango Conversations Placement Test for our most popular languages, so that users who previously studied with Complete 1.0 will be able to easily determine where they should start[/pl_accordioncontent][pl_accordioncontent name="nov" number="5" heading="The same Mango, only better"]We may be upgrading our interface and expanding our offerings, but everything else that you know and love about Mango will remain exactly the SAME. Same great Customer Service for your users, same dedicated Client Care for you. And if you have any questions about the upgrade, we’ll be here. Just contact us at 1.877.MANGO-11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.[/pl_accordioncontent] [/pl_accordion]