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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Save an Endangered Language: Learn Yiddish

By Jillian Rodriguez |   Dec 11, 2015 5:36:45 PM

Depending on your position in the world, mention of the Yiddish language could conjure up a range of different associations. Maybe the Laverne & Shirley theme song starts playing in your head, maybe it takes you on a journey deep into your own family history. Either way, Yiddish occupies an internationally relevant, deeply historical role - and its status as an endangered language is sounding an alarm worldwide that it’s time to take action to protect this important, culturally rich language.

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Save an Endangered Language: Learn Tuvan

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 7, 2015 6:07:25 PM

If you haven’t heard about our free endangered language courses, you’re seriously missing out. We are highlighting some of the world’s most interesting and lesser-known languages in an effort to revitalize interest in learning them, and ultimately - we hope - save them from extinction. Last time, we ventured to the Scottish highlands and got the lowdown on Scottish Gaelic, and today our journey takes us a little farther east.  

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Save an Endangered Language: Learn Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Dec 3, 2015 10:25:04 AM

In our first endangered language series post, we showcased the rich history and unique syllabary of the Cherokee language. This week, we continue our exploration of endangered languages by taking a (not so) quick trip across the Atlantic Ocean. We’re headed to a country well known for its abundance of sheep, bagpipes, and a rather smoky brand of whiskey - not to mention an ancient, indigenous language that is nearly extinct today. Without further ado, fàilte gu Alba! (Welcome to Scotland!)

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As Told by Polyglots: Speaking Fluently

By Melanie Moore |   Nov 30, 2015 2:58:03 PM

You’ve found our final installment of the NYC Polyglot Workshops blog post series. To check out the previous there posts, check out: building vocabularysetting your language-learning goals, and time management. Now let's get talking. 

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