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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
We love the world’s cultures too much to say we have a favorite holiday. But if we had to pick, International Talk Like a Pirate Day would be the one. Every year we anxiously await Sep. 19, when we get to break out our eyepatches, exchange our cash for gold doubloons, and conduct all office communication with plenty of s’arrrcasm. We want to spread the fun, so this year we’re calling on all aspiring buccaneers to learn the language, record their own pirate escapades, and post their creation to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #LibraryLubber. The prize? The ultimate treasure for any library lubbin’ pirate – an iPad Pro.Read More
Mango Languages uses its own unique methodology to teach languages and here are some tips for how to get the most of it from one of our very own linguists: Lilia!Read More
A few short weeks ago, Mango threw a big, blowout bash for all of our librarian friends who were attending the PLA 2016 Conference in Denver, CO. We took over Ophelia's Electric Soapbox for the evening, and it was truly a night to remember. Dropping sweet beats from the stage was the one and only DJ Kevin "Professor Pop" King from Kalamazoo Public Library. Over 500 librarians/party animals joined us over the course of the evening; they boogied, we hustled, and together we all broke it down on the dance floor.Read More
Back in January we reviewed some of the achievements made at Mango Languages in 2015. Since then, we've dug through the data to find out more about how language learners used Mango during the year. To give you an idea of how others are immersing themselves in language and culture, we created the infographic below.
Here's how libraries, schools, companies, and individuals used Mango in 2015:Read More
College students, gather ‘round. We’re collecting language and culture stories around the proverbial Higher Ed campfire, and we want to hear yours.
If you know Mango (and if you don’t, we can’t wait to meet you!), you know that the work we do is fueled by our core mission of enriching lives with language and culture. We’re so excited to elevate our message and support deserving students with three Mango scholarships of $1,000 each to those currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs. We know that language and cultural diversity has the power to positively impact the lives of others (it’s our mission statement!), and we want to hear your story.Read More
It’s been another year. Ask anyone here at Mango about 2015, and you’ll get the full rundown of the growths, gains, and late nights logged this calendar year - and it’s all in the name of enriching lives with language and culture. We broke records, we upped our game, we shared infinite numbers of cat .gifs and videos with each other to make it through the madness. But you know what? We pulled off one of our best years yet, and that means more efficient, effective, and fun language-learning for you. Let’s take a closer look at the many Mango Languages wins in 2015 with a quick overview of our top six accomplishments this year.Read More