Learning Languages with Mango

There are a few different ways to learn foreign languages. The most effective is to find a native speaker — or better yet — a whole country full of native speakers.

But when you can’t do that, it’s time to look at language learning programs, classes, TV shows, and other resources.┬áVideos and computer apps are not the same as a real, live speaker, but it can help you learn some basic grammar and vocabulary in the comfort of your own home.

Many options are pretty expensive, so I was pretty excited to see that my local library offers Mango for free. It has dozens and dozens of different languages and even has a phone app.

I use it with the kids — it’s something they can do independently on days I’m at work. It’s also something we can use on days we’re driving or out of the house most of the day.

2 thoughts on “Learning Languages with Mango”

  1. My daughter has been using ‘Human Japanese’ on her phone…she became very excited about all the verb tenses she can now use to refer to the existence of a cat.

    1. There’s something about “Human Japanese” that sounds really weird. But I do like grammar books featuring cats. We have a few weird japanese ones around here…

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