What is Mango Library Edition?
Mango Library Edition is our subscription-based product that is available for libraries. It includes a variety of resources to help patrons learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world. We offer Mango Basic and Mango Complete Courses, offering more than 50 language learning experiences.
How does Mango teach patrons a new language?
Both the Mango Basic and Mango Complete courses utilize our proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations. You can learn about our Intuitive Language Construction methodology here.
How fluent will I become with Mango?
Mango Basic provides a quick introduction to a language and culture through the acquisition of simple conversational skills. Mango Complete is a more in-depth program that still focuses on practical conversations, but is designed to also increase vocabulary and grammar skills. Neither product is intended to deliver total fluency, but rather conversational proficiency.
How long does it take to learn a new language with Mango?
Mango Languages is completely self-paced and the time it takes to build fluency is different from person to person. Upon completion of a Mango course you will be conversational in the following topics:
•Make Small Talk with Strangers
•Ask/Tell if Someone Speaks a Language
•Ask/Tell Where Someone is From
•Get Someone’s Attention
•Ask Someone’s Name
•Ask for Directions
•Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
•Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
•Count Up To 99
•Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores
•Gain the Insight into the Food Culture
•Order Drinks And Meals
•Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants
•Deal with Large Numbers
•Handle Currency with Ease
•Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare
•Ask/Tell What Trouble One Is In
•Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services
•Ask/Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
•Communicate One’s Ability to Understand Something
•Request to Repeat, Slow Down, or Speak Up
•Ask/Tell What Something Is
•Give/Respond to a Compliment
•Request/Agree to Speak in Particular Language
What age range is Mango appropriate for? Do you offer products for young children?
We offer products for all ages! Our Basic and Complete courses are effective for just about anyone who is old enough to read! We’ve also partnered with Little Pim to power an online-learning program specifically for children from 0-6 years old. The Little Pim courses are available as an upgrade to your Mango Library Edition subscription. You can learn more about Little Pim here.
What languages are available?
Mango offers language learning programs for many of the world’s most popular languages. For a full list of languages offered, click the “Select a Language” button on the top of the page, directly under the “Search” bar. Keep in mind that we are always developing new programs and the list is constantly changing and growing, so let us know if you would like to see a language that we do not currently offer!
Check it out at http://ohioweblibrary.org/mango