Why Mango's Methodology is Best for Assignees

March 30, 2016 / by Lindsay Mullen

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Deciding on a language learning solution for your assignees can be overwhelming. While some may prefer the subtle background noises of their favorite telenovela or the beautiful melody of their PSY 강남스타일 (Gangnam Style) alarm clock to learn a foreign language, these outlets may not be the quickest learning tools for an extended stay abroad.

Mango’s language learning software quickly teaches your assignees practical conversation cues and combines cultural notes to help your assignee immerse in a new culture prior to departure. And we don’t mean to fruit our own horn, but with over 70 languages, easy usage tracking and fully customizable content, what’s not to love? Here are a few reasons why the Mango methodology works and why your assignees should take a bite out of Mango.

One Language to Rule Them All

Mango’s software has access to a lot of languages (71 at our last count). While many softwares will require your company to purchase different language packages and sift through tricky software permissions, Mango has everything all in one place for easy accessibility. Do you have one assignee traveling to Finland while another has a one-way ticket to Azerbaijan? Lucky for you, Mango has extensive sanasto (vocabulary in Finnish) and qrammatika dərsləri (or grammar lessons in Azerbaijani) to get each and every one of your assignees assimilated to their new homes.

Method to the Mango

Mango’s methodology is almost entirely based on goal-based learning, making it much easier for your assignee to digest (and retain) language lessons. Every Mango lesson is focused on providing real-world vocabulary, grammar and culture lessons to help your assignee in everyday life. Mango provides your assignee with voice comparison and pronunciation helpers as well, so you can rest assured that the assignees you helped relocate to Ankara never mix up the adjectives yağmurlu (rainy) and yumurtlu (eggy) ever again.

Some Culture to Lean On

Learning a new language can be repetitive and boring if extra care isn’t taken to spice up a Spanish lesson on differentiating between por and para. Mango breaks up grammar and conversational learning with cultural lessons, giving your assignee access to a variety of cultural resources to get a taste of their new home long before departure. What’s more, our specialty courses and Mango Premiere offerings provide extra opportunities to learn the culture.

A Personal Pocket Translator

Wouldn’t it be great if an experienced language teacher and translator followed your assignee around everywhere? Well, maybe not that great. Instead of sending a personal translator to tail your assignees, avoid the restraining order paperwork and implement the next best thing. Mango is available on iOS and Android mobile devices, allowing your assignees to have their own personal language learning guru in the palm of their hands—and they don’t even need Internet access to do so. Now your assignee can get a whole language learning lesson in on their morning commute and can sprinkle in bite size lessons whenever they have a few minutes.

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Usage Tracking

Your employees success abroad is an investment at your company. Mango’s usage tracking allows your company to stay up-to-speed on employee progress so you know exactly what their pain points are and where they are thriving. Your company can also track how many mobile users you have and easily manage all of your employees’ language learning process remotely, plane ticket optional.

Mango Languages caters to many different kind of learning styles and truly acts as your assignee’s personal tour guide along the way. For more information on onboarding your employees on the Mango software, take a look at the HR Manager’s Toolkit to Global Relocation.

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Lindsay Mullen

Written by Lindsay Mullen

Lindsay Mullen is CEO of Prosper Strategies, working behind the scenes to support the Mango team's world of lovable language learning. A language aficionado herself, Lindsay oversees a team of marketers fluent in public relations, content development and strategy (and they speak some German, French, Spanish and Chinese as well.)

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