Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages, such as French, Spanish, Japanese and much more. Mango also has English as Second Language courses. If you would like Mango to track your progress, make sure you create a profile when you first log in. For adults and kids.
Learning with Mango is organized, practical, and totally painless. And the most important part? It actually works.
- Learn through conversations. Every lesson of Mango is taught through the context of conversations, giving you an edge in understanding the discourse of your new language.
- Goal-based learning. Part of becoming proficient in a new language is to accomplish specific communication tasks. Each chapter aligns your learning to a set of conversational and grammar goals.
- Rapidly Build Conversation Skills. With a focus on quickly building conversation skills, Mango challenges you to combine what you've already learned to build something new.
- Relevant learning material. You'll learn words and phrases that you'll actually use in everyday conversation. By learning language and culture through real situations, you'll be more prepared for the real world.
- Cultural Insights. Highly relevant culture notes are sprinkled into each lesson. Language lets you speak, but cultural understanding allows you to connect with a new way of life.
- Grammar Insights. While much of the grammar in Mango is learned without you even realizing it, specific grammar insights are sprinkled throughout the lessons for clarity.
- Memory building exercises. Perfectly-timed memory-building exercises to ensure you actually retain what you've learned. Get something wrong? Don't worry, you'll come back to it later.
- Interactive Words and Phrases. Didn't catch something? No problem. Listen to crystal-clear audio for every word, or listen to the whole phrase at a conversational pace. You’ll be able to perfect your accent in no time.
- Pronunciation helpers. Phonetic popups help you tune your pronunciation with amazing precision. Even the most difficult-to-pronounce words can be mastered with ease.
- Voice Comparison. You can record your speech and compare it to audio from a native speaker to hear exactly how to tune in your accent. You'll be ready for the real thing in no time.
- Semantic color mapping. Color mapping quickly reveals the relationship between your native language and your target language, giving you insight into the grammar and expressive mechanics of your new language.
- Understood and literal meanings. Get a better understanding of your new language by learning both understood and literal meanings. For example, the literal meaning of “How are you?“ is “How your things?“ in Russian.
Everything Else You Need to Know
Mango can be used anonymously but if you would like it to track your progress you will need to create a profile when you first log in.
Mango's initial interface uses Flash but you can switch to a non-Flash version by clicking on the Switch to try out what's fresh button once you have logged in. The non-Flash version will become the default in 2019.
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Full support for all these features can be found inside Mango Languages by clicking on the Support menu.
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