Why should public libraries get to have all the fun? Did you know that Mango Languages is available to academic institutions, as well? Check out these case studies below to see how these colleges and universities are using Mango to help their students start a conversation – and keep it going.
Mango Languages, in use at Troy University since 2008, has helped bridge the gap to give hundreds of international students access to an English language learning resource they can use as needed, and prepare students and professionals for international travel. As Mango is accessible over the internet, users can log in and practice from home, using their computers, tablets or the iPhone and Android apps- giving them the ability to practice and improve their skills on their own time.
Pittsburgh State University: Giving a university library new value for students and staff
“I love Mango—it’s one of our most-used databases and it gets people talking about the library. It’s not a typical purchase for us since it’s not focused on research, but it allows us to promote the library to the wider university community, since it’s something everyone can use.”
-Susan Schreiner Pittsburgh State University, Leonard H. Axe Library
Hope International University: Global vision, global resources
With students traveling across the world for mission trips, including many to countries speaking less commonly taught languages, Mango Languages at Hope allows for the university to support students and provide them the resources they need without a large foreign language department.
Maybe the most important and valuable use of the language learning software at Hope is with its large Korean exchange student population. Mango gives these students a way to practice their spoken English and refine their skills, as well as adding helpful cultural tips and advice, that make their transition to an American university as smooth as possible.
Jackson State Community College: Language learning an “ace in the hole” for the college library
“Mango is my ace in the hole—a strong promotional tool for my library because it’s fun, inviting and useful. As a former language teacher myself, I’ve been extremely impressed with its methodology. Mango staff go above and beyond in working with us to make sure our needs are met—and the free promotional resources are fantastic!”
-Scott Cohen , Jackson State Community College
Spanish is the only foreign language class offered at Jackson State Community College, but, thanks to Mango Languages, it’s just one of over 40 foreign languages available to students. Within the next few years, the college will launch a study abroad program, with the library—and Mango—playing a vital role in preparing students for the language and cultural needs of living in a foreign country. Particularly at a small community college, language learning truly can open up the world for students.
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