Britta Wilhelmsen

Britta is a University of Michigan graduate, currently living and working in the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. When she's not busy teaching English to business professionals or writing for Mango, you can find her enjoying the sun in one of Buenos Aires' beautiful parks and/or studying Spanish in her free time. Like many mangos, she believes that language consistently makes life more colorful.

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017: 4 Hispanic Americans you should know.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Sep 14, 2017 10:06:00 AM

From September 15th to October 15th, organizations around the U.S. will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the many contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to our society.

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Secure more funding for your library with these 6 helpful resources.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Jun 1, 2017 7:16:33 PM

If anything deserves a little extra cash these days, it’s our libraries. They provide invaluable academic support, creative literacy programs, and diverse e-resources (like Mango!) that keep their whole community going strong. But all these great services come at a price, and unfortunately it’s not getting any cheaper for librarians to keep up with high patron demand.

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The real story behind Cinco de Mayo (and a few ways you can celebrate).

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   May 5, 2017 6:12:00 PM

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! While Fiesta Fridays are a weekly occurrence in our office, today’s celebration comes with an extra helping of language and culture love (and guacamole, and sour cream). Many of us associate this lively Mexican holiday with a whole lot of delicious food - and rightly so - but trust us, there’s more to the story than all those tempting restaurant specials floating around social media. So, grab your margarita, and join us for the real scoop on all things Cinco de Mayo.

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Nyepi: Celebrate the Balinese New Year with a day of total silence.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 31, 2017 4:26:12 PM

Never celebrated New Year’s at the end of March? Now’s your chance. The Nyepi festival in Bali, Indonesia welcomes the start of the Balinese New Year on March 28th, but festivities last for a total of 6 days - and we’ll bet it’s like nothing you’ve experienced before. Hint: the Indonesian word nyepi means “day of silence,” and the Balinese take it pretty seriously. 

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6 companies that are setting the bar high for diversity and cultural awareness.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 30, 2017 1:02:14 PM

Let’s state the obvious: when coworkers are able to share different stories, backgrounds, and beliefs, it creates a better, more dynamic workplace. Take it from us - the Mango Grove wouldn’t be half as productive if we all came from the same tree. That said, there’s a difference between simply wanting more diversity in the workplace and actually achieving it. These 6 corporate companies fall into the second group, and they’re only going up from here.

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Promote Mango to all ages at your library with these 5 strategies.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 18, 2017 2:01:00 AM

Did you know March is National Reading Month? Around the country, libraries and schools are celebrating in full swing by hosting fun events, contests, and book spotlights. All this buzz around reading and literacy presents a great excuse to amp up your library’s promotional strategy. Engaging patrons of all ages can be a challenge, though - especially when it comes to promoting unique e-resources like Mango.

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Explore the Emerald Isle with Mango’s St. Patrick’s Day Irish course.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 15, 2017 6:01:00 AM

Irish or not, the month of March always has us feeling extra lucky. Maybe it’s because winter is almost over, or maybe we just love drinking those shamrock shakes - but there’s something about St. Patrick’s Day that we just can’t get enough of. In honor of this great green holiday, we’re celebrating in true Mango fashion by highlighting our St. Patrick’s Day specialty course designed to bring you a taste of the Irish without hurting your wallet.

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Moving abroad? Here’s why you should drop everything and learn the language first.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Mar 6, 2017 5:18:18 PM

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from being polyglots (and meeting countless others), it’s that language learning and wanderlust go hand in hand. There are a variety of reasons to study a second language - even without the incentive of travel. It can open up new job opportunities in your home country, you’ll gain valuable phonetic skills, and it’s a nice boost for your cultural IQ - just to name a few.

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5 global Carnival celebrations that might give Rio a run for its money.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Feb 25, 2017 5:03:00 AM

The ever-anticipated Carnival season is finally here, and you can bet that countries around the world are already geared up and ready to go. From endless parades to intricately designed masks and musical competitions, there is always something to love about Carnival no matter where you choose to celebrate it.

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5 essential tech tools for language learning.

By Britta Wilhelmsen |   Jan 19, 2017 7:03:00 AM

Welcome to the Digital Age, where computers, smartphones, and fitbits have already revolutionized the way we interact and exchange information. Thanks to technical advancements like these, it’s now easier than ever to learn a new skill with just a few clicks - and language learning is no exception. The fact that 90% of students now have access to a mobile device and/or computer has given traditional, paper-based learning systems a run for their money.

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