Share Your Mango Story and Win!

Did you use Mango to learn French so you could converse with the locals on your “trip of a lifetime” to France? Or maybe you adopted a child from Korea and learned some key phrases in Korean  to help your daughter adapt to her new life. Perhaps you are a pastor who took a Biblical Hebrew class through Mango to prepare for an upcoming sermon.

No matter the reason, if you’ve tried our Mango Languages database, we want to hear from you!

Share your Mango story by July 31 using this form and you will get to choose a prize from our Mango treasure chest containing T-shirts, water bottles, tote bags and more! We will even send your prize to your local branch for easy pickup.

There’s more! The two people who share the best story (based on the humble opinions of some KDL staff members) will win a SONY eReader! The grand prize winners will be announced the first week in August.

If you’ve never used Mango, now would be a great time to try it out. With more languages offered than ever before, you’re sure to find something to fit your needs.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!



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3 Responses to “Share Your Mango Story and Win!”

  1. Rebecca Lindemulder Says:

    As a student of German, I have always felt that a multicultural education and language learning was of huge importance, especially to our young children, who possess the greatest of language learning retention, fluency, and ability. When my oldest decided to follow my path and signed up for Grandville Middle School’s “Introduction to German” course, I was thrilled. When she continued on, I was very proud. Soon, my other children were expressing their desire to embark on a journey through language learning.

    When the school district decided ultimately to remove German from their school curriculum choices, I, along with my children, were very disappointed. Yes, my oldest gets to complete her courses in German; however, younger students will not have the same options as she does.

    When I found Mango, and discovered not only that it hosts German, but also a whole host of other languages, I found a very useful tool. I tried a few exercises, and discovered that it combines language, grammar, vocabulary, and cultural details. Universities use the same methods when teaching foreign language.

    I will be continuing to use it for many things. First, for a tool to begin teaching German to my younger children, second for myself as a refresher course during school breaks, and thirdly, to begin to gain familiarity with other languages.

  2. Wendy Says:

    I don’t have a huge story for my mango use. However I used it for my own knowledge. I love to research my family history. I also signed you to allow my son to learn German as well. His school does not teach this and he is learning it on his own. I love having this resource available.

  3. Jill Dean Says:

    I first brushed up on my French before a trip to Sarlot, France in May 2011. I have studied years of French back in my school years and I needed a refresher. It helped some but I had trouble with begging the use of a cell phone as my husband lost his phone and we had no way of contacting our landlord to meet him for the key to our apartment. I thought I was getting better at Spanish but apparently I was saying ‘spit on me’ instead of ‘excuse me’. Before I go to Mexico – I will continue to use Mango to work on my Spanish. My niece is going to graduate school in Bergen, Norway so I look up Norwegian words to impress her. One of my life goals is to be a fluent speaker of some language. Alas, it will take years of further study to achieve this goal. I have had quite a bit of fun learning Pirate!

    Aye Matey!