Mango's Phonetic Pop Up

Jun 10, 2011 6:28:57 AM / by Rachel Reardon

Every Mango course, chapter, and lesson incorporates our Intuitive Language Construction methodology designed to simulate the way people learn when actually surrounded by a foreign culture through practical conversation. The Intuitive Language Construction methodology consists of teaching grammar, vocabulary, culture, and pronunciation.

We have integrated a variety of interactive tools designed to help improve pronunciation. One of the unique and very helpful features that Mango Languages offers in all its courses is Phonetic Pop Ups. Users can interact with any word, at any time, to view its phonetic spelling.

Our phonetic pop-ups use approximated phonetics, not IPA-- the International Phonetic Alphabet. Why don't we use IPA? Because with IPA you have to memorize a lot of different symbols that you may not be familiar with. We want the pronunciation to be easy with no extra "studying." Approximated phonetics allows students to actually sound-out the language and helps produce correct pronunciation along with the audio.

We figure that you shouldn't have to study a course to take another course!

What feature do you use the most to help you with pronunciation?

Topics: Language Learning and Culture, Mango News

Rachel Reardon

Written by 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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