Try Mango and Win

Have you tried Mango Languages? If you haven’t, then now is a great time to check it out. If you have, then let us know. Tell us how you use Mango Languages and be entered to win a free Mango coffee mug. Just leave your feedback in the comments section below, along with a valid email address, and you’re automatically entered to win. The contest runs through August 31.

Mango Languages is a free online language learning system that teaches practical conversation skills for real communication. It’s a fast, easy, and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. Basic courses are offered for 35 foreign and 15 ESL languages, with most offering  more in-depth Complete courses as well. You can even use Mango on your mobile device!

Learn a new language with Mango!

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21 Responses to “Try Mango and Win”

  1. heide kemink Says:

    I use mango in salsa.

    2 ears roasted corn (cut off the ear] or 1 bag frozen, thaw then roast
    1 green pepper diced and roasted with the corn (400 for 20 min)
    1 small diced onion
    1 can mango, diced or 1 fresh mango diced
    1 can black beans rinsed and drained
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2-3 tablespoons lime juice
    1/2 tsp salt

    Mix all together and serve with chips .

  2. Lauren Clark Says:

    I use Mango to keep my mind sharp in the summers between school years. I enjoy learning new languages, and should I ever travel to a foreign country, my basic conversational skills in different languages will come in handy.

  3. edehaan Says:

    That sounds delicious, Heide. Although, just to clarify, we want to know how you use our “Mango Languages” resource. So if you haven’t used it yet, go ahead and give it a try. In the meantime, I’ll be preparing some mango salsa. :-)

    Eric DeHaan
    KDL Communications Manager

  4. edehaan Says:

    Thanks for the feedback, Lauren!

  5. Jenn Kidd Says:

    I use Mango Languages with my students!! I teach PreK – 8th grade Spanish and I use it with struggling/advanced students and as a resource for students who want to practice extra Spanish or for those who are interested in using other languages!! I also work with students who speak other languages so I use it to learn how to communicate with them in their first language!! This is an awesome tool – thanks for providing it!!!

  6. Sha Simon Says:

    I use Mango Languages for High School Spanish. It’s easier to use then Rosetta Stone and I learned more. It made learning Spanish a breeze. Go Mango!!

  7. Lucia Moreno Says:

    I use mango an an extra study tool for my Japanese classes! the extra practice makes everyone in my class thinks i’m a lot smarter than i am. :P

  8. Elisa White Says:

    I checked out the Mango website and watched a few of the introductory videos and it looks great! I will be homeschooling my kids this Fall and would love to include a language in our curriculum, so I was really excited to read your Mango description above that indicates “Mango Languages is a free online language learning system”. But when I checked out their site, I wasn’t able to find anything directing me to their free resource (except for the demo – was this what you were referring to?). Is there a link or selection that I am missing? Has KDL subscribed to Mango and can I check out the software?

    Thanks for your help!

  9. Karen Matthews Says:

    I’ve always been fascinated with languages and have wanted to learn as many as possible. I took French from the age of 7 in school as all kids did in England where I grew up. Unfortunately life gets in the way and I put my dreams of being multi-lingual aside because I was always too busy.

    Having recently experienced one of those huge “wake up moments” when life slaps you in the face with the reality that you only have a certain amount of time, I decided to follow my dreams finally.

    I’ve tried cds and books but KDL’s MANGO Language learning system has made it so flippin easy, I’m breezing thru Basic Spanish, itching to move on to the next level and become fluent, then I’ll brush up my French with Mango and Greek or Italian is next.

    So excited about Mango….Thank you KDL for helping me realise my dreams with your easy to learn system.

    Karen XO

  10. Eric Says:

    Elisa, please make sure you’re accessing Mango Languages through the link on our website: http://www.kdl.org/reference_resources/category_page/22. You will be prompted to enter your KDL card number when doing so (you do need a valid KDL card). Once you’ve done that, you’ll be asked to create an account. You can actually explore the site without creating an account but an account is helpful if you plan to begin a lesson. If you continue to have difficulty, please email webmaster@kdl.org.

    I hope that helps!

    Eric DeHaan
    KDL Communications Manager

  11. Elisa White Says:

    Thanks a ton, Eric! My kids and I are looking forward to learning a new language now!

    Blessings,
    Elisa

  12. Kirk Bierens Says:

    Love this resource!!! A our family prepares for our move to China in a year or so this is going to be a phenomenal tool for us. Thank you so much for offering Mango, among the many great resources KDL offers.

  13. Beth Says:

    looking forward to advancing my Spanish skills. A great site!

  14. Barbara Says:

    What an excellent resource for learning a language! I love the slower pace, the repetitive practice, and hearing the voices pronounce the words. I also really like the explanations of the grammar and when to use words in a formal setting or a different word in an informal conversation.

    My two grandaughters are 4 and 6 years old. They are in the Spanish track at their school which means that all instruction is done in Spanish. I also have a son who is dating a girl who was born in Panama. It would be fun to be able to talk to them in Spanish. I recently moved from teaching into spending more time with family and friends. Learning a new language is a good way to keep my mind growing.

    Thanks for offering this resource!

  15. Lorraine Says:

    I am using Mango to improve my Spanish skills. I am currently undergoing the foster care licensing process, and would like to be able to take in Spanish-speaking children.

    Now I just need to discipline myself to do it!!!

  16. Kathy Oakes Says:

    I use mango languages with my kids. We homeschool and this is perfect! :)

  17. Joshua Says:

    I use Mango Languages to learn Canadian French. It’s great to see a language course that teaches a Canadian dialect of French.

  18. Harry Kutten Says:

    My wife and I woould like learning German and also learning Hebrew. We hope to travel to both countries some day and using them.
    How so I get started?

  19. Jeanette Kutten Says:

    My husband and I have been trying to learn German and have not been to sucessful. This might give us a chamce to find others who would like to do the same. We would like to hold a conversation with other students.

  20. Sheri Says:

    Hi Harry,

    To get started, click on the link in the blog post above, which will bring you to our “Language Learning” resources page at http://www.kdl.org/reference_resources/category_page/22. Then click on the link to “Mango Languages.” You will be prompted to enter your KDL card number when doing so (you do need a valid KDL card). Once you’ve done that, you’ll be brought to the Mango site, where you can select “Start Learning” to choose your language and start learning immediately, or “Create a Profile” to set up an account to track your progress through the lessons.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  21. Christine Weber Says:

    Our library would love to use Mango to help our optometry students assist clinic patrons from other cultures.