Mango Languages Explained
Suggest Mango Languages to patrons; traveling adults and bored students alike! Mango is an online language-learning program that can help patrons learn foreign languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Pirate, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Irish, Italian and many more, in an easy-to-learn manner.
English for Japanese speakers
- 한국인을 위한 영어
English for Korean speakers
- Angielski Dla Polaków
English for Polish speakers
- Inglês para Brasileiros
English for Portuguese (Brazil) speakers
- Английский Для Русскоговорящих
English for Russian speakers
- Inglés Para Hablantes De Español
English for Spanish (Latin America) speakers
- Türkçe Konuşanlar için İngilizce
English for Turkish speakers
- Tiếng Anh Cho Người Việt Nam
English for Vietnamese speakers
- الإنجليزية للمتحدثين بالعربية
English for Arabic (Egyptian) speakers
- الإنجليزية للمتحدثين بالعربية
English for Arabic (MSA) speakers
- անգլերեն հայերի համար
English for Armenian speakers
English for Chinese (Cantonese) speakers
English for Chinese (Mandarin) speakers
- Anglais pour Francophones
English for French speakers
- Englisch für Deutschsprachige
English for German speakers
- Αγγλικα Για Έλληνες
English for Greek speakers
- Inglese per Italiani
English for Italian speakers
Mango teaches languages by using real-life situations and integrates actual conversations into the lesson. By listening to and repeating material designed from native speakers, patrons will not only learn the individual words and phrases, they’ll know how they’re used in practical situations and conversations. The lessons include more than simple grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, patrons will learn how to communicate.
Mango for Libraries includes a dashboard that gives a summary of what language lessons have been started and how much time has been spent in lessons learning each language. While in the lessons, Mango (both for ESL and foreign language lessons) has “grammar goals” with grammar notes throughout the lesson and “conversational goals” with cultural notes that has social explanations of some of the phrases used. It also indicates which type of phrase might be used, for both formal and informal occasions for example, within each lesson.
Mango makes understanding words and phrases easier by initially giving the whole phrase, with its translation, then it breaks down each phrase by word. The patron can hover over highlighted words and phrases to view a pronunciation guide and click to have the word repeated aloud. Words and phrases are color coded so that the student can understand which parts of each phrase translate to each word within that phrase. Mango also includes information such as the literal meaning and implied or understood meanings of words (ie “good day” vs “hello”) and how they translate to the language being studied.
The interface of Mango Languages is called Mango Connects. It offers a personalized Dashboard that reflects the progress that you have made in any courses, and allows you to quickly access your next lesson. The “Learn” tab pulls up the list of all available languages, broken into Foreign, ESL, and Specialty sections. From there, you can look into more specific categories for each languages, like Spanish for Librarians, or movie-based learning from Mango Premiere. The next tab down is the powerful “Translate” tool, which allows you to translate words and phrases between any two of the languages that Mango has available.
Other features of Mango include a translation service that will take a word or phrase in a source language and translates it to a target language. Mango for Libraries can also be downloaded onto a mobile device (available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android phones) in order to take language lessons anywhere!