5 special Mango features for Higher Ed that you’ll love.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Nov 28, 2016 6:41:00 AM

If you’ve heard of Mango Languages, you already know that we’re committed to one core purpose: enriching lives with language and culture. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to develop a language and culture-learning program that students, staff, and faculty at colleges and universities will love. Mango for Higher Ed is designed to deliver flexible, interactive, and measurable language-learning solutions for your campus.

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Here's why you don't want to miss Mango at ACTFL 2016.

By Melanie Moore |   Nov 8, 2016 5:05:00 AM

This November, Mango Languages will be heading to Boston to attend the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference and World Languages Expo. There will be a wide variety of presentations, workshops, breakout sessions - you name it! There’s one presentation in particular that we’re excited about.

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How to promote multicultural resources at your academic library.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Oct 25, 2016 2:28:00 PM

What does it mean to be an academic librarian in 2016? Today’s academic library shapes the future of learning by working with students, faculty, and staff to advance the mission of their institution. From collaborating with different departments to responding to unique student needs, academic libraries work hard to ensure their resources are as diverse as the campus they serve.  

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Mango’s latest course: English for Somali speakers.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Oct 12, 2016 6:03:00 PM

Mango’s catalogue of English course offerings is growing once again! This time, we’re adding Somali to our fleet of courses for non-English speakers. Designed to provide Somali speakers with all the tools they need to learn useful vocabulary, practice grammar, and perfect pronunciation, this new course is a must-have for native Somali speakers learning English.

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Mango's latest course: Classroom English for Hmong speakers.

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Oct 12, 2016 4:07:00 PM

Whenever one course closes, another one opens. When it comes to developing the latest in-demand course, that’s the Mango philosophy. What’s the newest course to come out of Mango? Classroom English for Hmong speakers.

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The Relationship Between Language Learning and Academic Success

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Sep 14, 2016 6:23:00 PM

In an earlier blog post, we examined several benefits of introducing young children to a second language while they’re still in grades K-8. Parents, if there are still any lingering doubts, we’re here to squash them — it’s been proven that language learning not only means higher standardized test scores, but directly correlates to an overall increase in academic achievement. In fact, dabbling in another language improves cognitive function in areas you might not realize (we’re talking math and science, people!) Read on to discover even more about the academic power of language learning, but be warned — you might just find yourself enrolling your student in a Mango Languages course by the end.

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The Best Summer Reading List for Language Learners

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 26, 2016 3:12:21 PM

Happy summer, librarians! Hopefully you’re already enjoying a well-deserved break from the craziness of the year. The library sure does seem empty without all the students, doesn’t it?

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Finals Week study breaks (that still promote language learning and culture).

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 19, 2016 10:37:36 AM

It’s the home stretch, librarians, and that means it’s the busiest time of the year for you. Everywhere on campus, students are cramming for their final tests, cranking out their last term papers, and trying to figure out whether they should present their Intermediate Sculpture final project as more brutalist or dadaist. Your library is buzzing with student learning.

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Getting funding for Mango.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 12, 2016 12:19:09 PM

Times are tough, academic librarian. For the past 30 years, libraries have been receiving a steadily shrinking slice of university funds. You’re in the difficult position where you still need to provide resources for an awesome student body and campus community—but with about 50 percent of the funds your colleagues had in 1984.

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Assisting campus diversity efforts in the academic library.

By Lindsay Mullen |   May 5, 2016 2:48:20 PM

During the 2015-2016 school year, we saw multiple high-profile accounts of issues regarding diversity and freedom of expression on campuses across America. Conversations around how to make colleges more inclusive and welcoming for people of all backgrounds and with all kinds of experiences have been widely publicized at prestigious colleges including Yale, Claremont McKenna and the University of Missouri.

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