Mango Languages Explained

  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.

List of Foreign Mango Languages

Mango Languages for Libraries also offers English as a Second Language courses for non-English speakers. Courses include:

  • English for Hmong speaker
    Lus As Kiv rau cov hais lus Hmoob
  • English for Italian speaker
    Inglese per Italiani
  • English for Japanese speaker
    日本人のための英会話
  • English for Korean speaker
    한국인을 위한 영어
  • English for Polish speaker
    Angielski Dla Polaków
  • English for Portuguese(Brazil) speaker
    Inglês para Brasileiros
  • English for Russian speaker
    Английский Для Русскоговорящих
  • English for Somali speaker
    Ingiriisi loogu talagalay kuwa Soomaali ku hadla
  • English for Spanish(Latin America) speaker
    Inglés Para Hablantes De Español
  • English for Turkish speaker
    Türkçe Konuşanlar için İngilizce
  • English for Vietnamese speaker
    Tiếng Anh Cho Người Việt Nam
  • English for Arabic(Egyptian) speaker
    اانجليزي للمصريين
  • English for Arabic(MSA) speaker
    الإنجليزية للمتحدثين بالعربية
  • English for Armenian speaker
    անգլերեն հայերի համար
  • English for Bengali speaker
    বাংলাভাষীদের জন্য ইংরেজী
  • English for Chinese(Cantonese) speaker
    教粵語人士講英文
  • English for Chinese(Mandarin) speaker
    针对中国人(母语为普通话)的英语学习
  • English for French speaker
    Anglais pour Francophones
  • English for German speaker
    Englisch für Deutschsprachige
  • English for Greek speaker
    Αγγλικα Για Έλληνες
  • English for Haitian Creole speaker
    Anglè pou Moun Ki Pale
    Lang Kreyòl Ayisyen

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.

Arabic (Egyptian) conversation

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 Dashboard Preview

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!