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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.