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Mango Languages Mobile App

by Reference Librarian 2 | July 5, 2019 at 09:07 AM

image of the Mango app on various mobile devicesPlannng a trip abroad? Looking to learn a new language? Try the Mango Languages mobile language learning app!

This app offers mobile language learning for over 70 languages and dialects, as well as English learning courses for over 20 languages. Each lesson incorporates the four key conversational components crucial for successful communication: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture.

Created by native speakers, each course teaches language using practical phrases and real-life conversations. Also, each course adjusts to the user's individual learning pace and builds on the learner's by combining new content with already mastered material.

Other features of this resource include:

  • Color-coded parts of speech make it easy to compare the new language with English grammar
  • Voice comparison allows you to match your pronuncation with that of native speakers
  • Culture notes incorporated into each main course
  • Chapter recaps, quizzes, and unit tests
  • Course progress will sync on different devices -- for both the Mango website and mobile app -- when you log in with the same Mango account
  • Mango Movies:  feature-length world films with a breakdown of each line of dialoguef

To get started with the Mango Languages app, follow the steps below.

STEP 1:  CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Before installing the app on your mobile device, create a Mango account. Here's how:

  • Go to  https://actproxy.minlib.net/login?url=https://libraries.mangolanguages.com/acton-memorial/start   (You must be an Acton resident to register remotely. Non-residents may register using one of the library's public computers.)
  • Login with your Minuteman Library card number or username. (Remote access only. This step is not required when using the library's public computers.)
  • Below the orange "Log In", click “Create a Profile” to create a Mango account. Fill in a valid email address and a password of your choice. Click "Signup" to accept Mango's terms and complete your registration.

STEP 2:  INSTALL THE APP

Now that you have an active Mango account, visit the app store on your mobile device. The Mango Languages app is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store.

  • In the app store, search for "Mango Languages" and install the newest version of the app (look for the multicolored M icon).
  • Login to the app with the email address and password you chose in Step 1, choose a language, and download as many lessons as you like.

Have fun with Mango mobile!

 

Please contact the library's Reference Desk at 978-929-6543 or reference@acton-ma.gov with any questions about Mango or any of the library's e-resources.


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