Melanie Moore

Melanie speaks German, Lithuanian, and Japanese and has dabbled in several others. She is an aspiring polyglot and enjoys sharing her passions for language learning and music with anyone she meets.

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Break a Leg: How to Avoid Lexical Injuries When Learning a New Language

By Melanie Moore |   Nov 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

‘Break a leg!’ is a phrase used within theatre circles to wish performers good luck. It may sound rather dire — especially right before a performance — but it is understood to mean ‘good luck.’ Mango can help you differentiate between phrases with different literal and understood meanings, and therefore spare your poor leg from injury. 

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Mango in Montréal: LangFest 2017 in review.

By Melanie Moore |   Aug 28, 2017 5:40:47 PM

Montréal is a beautiful, bilingual city located in the Canadian province of Quebec. All signs, articles, etc. are written in French first and English second. With such a rich language tradition, it was the perfect place to host a festival dedicated to language learning. 

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Interview with language enthusiast and vlogger, Gareth Popkins.

By Melanie Moore |   Jan 7, 2017 3:33:00 PM

If you’re familiar with the kind of content we post on the Mango Languages blog, you’ll know that we love language and culture. Whenever we get to highlight someone in the world who is also enthusiastic about languages, we are thrilled to do so. We sat down (virtually) with language enthusiast and vlogger, Gareth Popkins about how he fell in love with language.

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PC 2016 Recap: A weekend in Greece, a love affair with language.

By Melanie Moore |   Nov 9, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Do you enjoy learning languages? Would you like to meet others who have a similar passion? Would you like to travel to another country? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the Polyglot Conference may be something to put on your bucket list.

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Here's why you don't want to miss Mango at ACTFL 2016.

By Melanie Moore |   Nov 8, 2016 5:05:00 AM

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.

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Countdown to the Polyglot Conference.

By Melanie Moore |   Oct 6, 2016 3:45:00 PM

The fourth annual Polyglot Conference is less than a month away. This year, it’s being held in Thessaloniki, Greece from October 29th to 30th. Mango Languages is so excited to be a part of it!

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Interview with Alex Vera.

By Melanie Moore |   Sep 12, 2016 8:38:00 PM

What is a third culture kid? Is it a child who has been raised in three different cultures? Is it a child who lives in a third-world country? Alex Vera talks to us about his experience as a third culture kid and how this term has evolved over the years.

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Interview with Lydia Machova: language mentoring 101.

By Melanie Moore |   Sep 2, 2016 6:11:30 PM

Have you heard of language mentoring? Our latest guest on the Mango Languages podcast will give you a crash course. Lydia Machova explains how she encourages and motivates language learners to reach their language goals.

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Interview with Elisa Polese.

By Melanie Moore |   Aug 17, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Polyglots, by definition, are language lovers and learners whose identity comes from learning more than one language. They often find creative ways to learn, practice, and maintain their many languages.

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Overcoming anxiety in language learning.

By Melanie Moore |   Aug 16, 2016 3:30:00 PM

We’ve all been there. We tell ourselves that we’re going to learn a language. We get pumped up, we gather materials, maybe we’ve even learned a bit on our own or signed up for a class. It would seem that we have everything we need to complete our language-learning mission — that is until we have to actually speak to someone in another language.

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