The University of Miami Libraries subscribe to Mango Languages, an interactive, online resource for learning a language. Whether you are preparing for the trip of a lifetime, seeking personal or professional development, or learning English to settle in the U.S., Mango can help you start that essential conversation. Every course, chapter, and lesson is designed to simulate the way people learn a foreign language when immersed in everyday life.
Mango may be used from anywhere you have an Internet connection — the library, your home, or even a smartphone using the free mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. Explore fifty foreign language courses, as well as fifteen English as a Second Language classes, all taught by a variety of native language speakers.
It’s simple to get started. Visit Mango Languages, create a profile, and start learning!
HOW MANGO WORKS
Mango focuses on words and phrases that will be the most valuable in common, real-life situations for each specific language and culture.
Mango’s course audio is recorded by native speakers, giving users the best possible models for their own pronunciation. A voice comparison feature allows students to compare their pronunciation to the narrator’s, using a visual representation to note the differences.
Grammar instruction is at the core of Mango’s methodology. Since each lesson is based on actual conversation, Mango students are constantly learning grammar and sentence structure, at the same time that they’re learning vocabulary and pronunciation.
Mango integrates cultural insights into each lesson, ensuring that users develop an understanding of the expectations, customs, and etiquette of the culture they are studying. This helps learners navigate the most appropriate language to use in particular situations and with different audiences.
The UM Libraries and Mango are your gateway to new opportunities. Create your profile now!
For additional information, contact Lisa Baker, Education & Outreach Librarian.