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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Become a pirate for our #LibraryLubber video contest and win an iPad Pro!

By Michael Buckenmeyer |   Aug 29, 2016 1:08:36 PM

*Please note: Although this contest has concluded, Mango's Pirate course lives on. Learn everything you need to know to parely in perfect Pirate with Mango's free Pirate language lessons. Log in or create a profile to explore arrr Pirate course today! 

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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.

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How to use Mango Conversations: Tips from one of Mango's linguists.

By Lilia Mouma |   Aug 19, 2016 11:30:45 AM

 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! 

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PLA 2016 VIP Party Dance Moves [Infographic]

By Nicole Choinski |   Apr 21, 2016 6:40:19 PM

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.

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A Visual Review of Mango in 2015 [Infographic]

By Michael Buckenmeyer |   Mar 1, 2016 11:26:35 AM

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:

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Mango Scholarships 2016: Celebrating Language and Culture on Campus

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Feb 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Mango 2015: A Year in Review

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 15, 2016 2:48:52 PM

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.

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ALA MW16: New Year, New Conversations

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Jan 3, 2016 6:06:04 PM

It’s that time of year again! The American Library Association Midwinter Meeting  is just around the corner and we’re gearing up for another awesome conference. This year, the theme for ALA is “The conversation starts here…” and we’re feeling inspired. The Midwinter conference always happens right around the new year, which means that we have resolutions on the brain. We’re harnessing the energy of ALAMW and taking it to the streets (and the web) to start a larger conversation around new year’s resolutions and language learning. Why not resolve to start some new conversations in the new year? Let’s dig into all of the January happenings around the upcoming Midwinter conference.

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Save an Endangered Language: Learn Dzongkha

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 15, 2015 1:37:46 PM

If you’ve been following along on our endangered languages exploration, we salute you! If you don’t know what we’re talking about, we encourage you to check out our previous posts on YiddishTuvan, Scottish Gaelic, and Cherokee. These are just a few of the exciting courses available on Mango, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of the indigenous languages the world has to offer. As promised, today’s pick leads us to the small Asian country of Bhutan, sandwiched between Nepal, India, Bangladesh and China. If you’ve ever thought of traveling there, you’re in luck — Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan and an extremely interesting one at that.

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