4 proven ways to boost language learning in millennials.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 14, 2017 6:33:00 AM

You’ve read about it, you’ve heard about it, you’ve probably even Googled how to spell it: millennials are taking the workplace by storm. Making up more than 50 percent of the U.S. workforce, understanding what makes the modern millennial worker tick is more important than ever before. More organizations are focusing on investing in training and learning opportunities that suit how millennials learn best.

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We’re so excited for ALA Midwinter 2017 — and here’s why you should be, too.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 12, 2017 7:07:00 AM

Anaheim, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Orlando, and now Atlanta — the librarian takeover is in full effect. In our humble opinion, librarians make the world go round. We’ve witnessed their magic firsthand: in partnership with these fierce fighters for literacy, community, and access, we’ve connected more people than ever to language learning and cultural resources that can change lives. So for us, the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual Midwinter event is our Disney World.

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2 technologies shaping modern language learning that will blow your mind.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Jan 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Technology is the future, and boy do we know it here at Mango. It already plays a huge role in the ever-changing world of language learning, from long conversations via Skype to informational podcasts on a Sunday afternoon. While we’ve already adapted to many of these tech products and know how to use them well, there are still other technologies out there that you might not even be aware of. Here are a couple that are truly paving the way for the future of language learning.

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Interview with language enthusiast and vlogger, Gareth Popkins.

By Melanie Moore |   Jan 7, 2017 3:33:00 PM

If you’re familiar with the kind of content we post on the Mango Languages blog, you’ll know that we love language and culture. Whenever we get to highlight someone in the world who is also enthusiastic about languages, we are thrilled to do so. We sat down (virtually) with language enthusiast and vlogger, Gareth Popkins about how he fell in love with language.

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China’s Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is the winter festival of your dreams.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 5, 2017 6:55:00 AM

Picture this: sweeping snowscapes filled with towering ice sculptures, illuminated by brightly-colored, twinkling lights. Children slide down the side of spectacular ice skyscrapers that make up this expansive Ice City, covering 148 acres in China’s northeastern city of Harbin. Everywhere you turn, winter fun is unfolding - from families riding sleighs down the frozen Songhua River to the world-famous ice lantern art fair.

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5 ways to highlight language learning on your resume.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 3, 2017 5:40:00 AM

 

Calling all language buffs and culture aficionados, we’ve got good news for you: you’re among the most hireable candidates out there. We know that you got into the language-learning game for the love it, but all that that love could actually translate into your dream career. You’ve already put in the hard work, now it’s your time to shine. Did you know that language skills are listed as one of the top experiences that recruiters look for on a resume?

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7 secrets to keeping your language learning resolutions in 2017.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Dec 30, 2016 6:03:00 AM

There’s something in the air, we can feel it — 2017 is going to be the year of the language learner. It’s lucky number 7: now’s the time to go all in on those language-learning aspirations you’ve been harboring away for years. While we’re all for keeping that plank challenge and penny-saving plan on your list of 2017 resolutions, the stars are aligned for language learners this year.

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How to celebrate New Year’s from anywhere in the world.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 28, 2016 1:56:30 PM

We can’t believe it, but it’s already time to wrap up 2016 and look ahead to 2017. A lot can happen in a year - joyful moments, stressful ones, a few tough decisions, and maybe new chapters beginning or ending. All around the world, different cultures ring in the New Year in different ways, and it certainly doesn’t all happen on the eve of December 31st. In fact, many regions celebrate the New Year in September, or even April. So, grab a glass of champagne, and let’s toast to 2017 with the help of these unique celebrations from all corners of the globe.

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Keep your resolution with Mango’s #31DaysofLanguage.

By Michael Buckenmeyer |   Dec 27, 2016 11:56:52 AM

So you’ve decided on your New Year’s resolution – in 2017, you’re going to learn a new language. That’s awesome and we couldn’t be happier for you! But, we know how easily life can get in the way of the goals we set for ourselves. In lieu of wishing you luck, we’re instead declaring #31DaysofLanguage – simple, daily challenges that will keep you engaged and having fun as you move along in your new dialect.

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10 inspiring books for language learners of all kinds.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Dec 26, 2016 5:52:00 PM

Snow is falling, the holidays are here, and we’re going into full hibernation mode. Nothing says winter like cuddling up with a warm drink and a good book  and for a language learner, every book is a new adventure. Language lovers and cultural junkies know that the magic of books is in their ability to transport you to another world  each page introduces you to new and exciting people, places, and ideas. Books that tell stories from around the world are the perfect motivation for a language learner, whether you’re gearing up for a big trip or filling your wanderlust between adventures. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 10 language-filled, culturally diverse books to keep your bookshelves stocked with instant inspiration.

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