We were highlighted on the evening local news last night. Detroit has seen a lot of hits lately and we are so excited to be located in this vibrant region.
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We are excited to announce the new Mango Languages Newsletter.
We will highlight new products, languages, features, the fun mango culture, great library promotions (submitted by our favorite librarians) and upcoming tradeshow appearances in customized newsletters for our librarians.
Please be sure to keep a look out for our first Library version this week – where we are officially announcing our new product, Mango Basic launching on November 23rd.
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The theme of the conference was Peace, Love and Freedom. We fullly embraced the theme and even won the best booth contest. Our neighbors Jan Way were so fun. And the organizers Johanna and Amanda truly helped us have a great first time at NYLA.
Check out our picture, what do you think – did we fit in?
That is me on the left, Drew Kelly in the center, NY Sales Rep and Ryan Colpaert, Sales Manager on the Right.
On top of all the fun we had at the booth – we met some great new friends and have a few new followers on twitter (@mangolanguages). Thank you to all who visited and voted for us! We can’t wait until next year!
On August 31, 2009 Mango turned two years old. While we have been developing technologies and distributing language learning programs for over 8 years – the evolution of Mango over the last two years has been tremendous.
We began the Mango journey by researching and looking at the science of second language acquisition. We knew and learned foreign languages ourselves, all before the concept of Mango was even born. We believe that creating an online language resource had to have the best teaching and educational foundation to be successful. By using the best linguists and extensive language learning theory, the content for Mango Languages emerged.
We fully understood that the technology behind the product was and is critical for the user to have the best “language learning experience.” We didn’t want users to have to be computer science majors to interface with our software. We created a program that is simply point and click. No need to go through numerous screens or get lost in our software.
Lastly, there was no doubt that our program had to be fun. We wanted people to enjoy learning a new language. To learn English (ESL), Spanish, French, Italian, German, Mandarin-Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian-Portuguese, Greek, or Polish can be a daunting and overwhelming idea. We wanted to help people learn without even knowing that they were learning vocabulary, grammar and conjugation. We created a system to help people enjoy the experience and before they knew it they would be speaking and conversing in a foreign language.
All of this work came with countless hours at the office, lots of growing pains, new offices and an outstanding staff of foreign language linguists, technology folks, sales super stars, integration specialists, accounting geniuses, marketing mavens, intern extraordinaires and good old fashion hard work.
We want to make sure to thank all of our clients and users. Without you, we would not be having the time of our lives! We are humbled and honored to work with you!
Well, it’s that time of year again. ALA. You can feel the buzz in the air. Everyone around here at Mango is getting geared up to go to Chicago this week for the ALA Annual Conference. This show is going to be very special. We have a lot of great things that we are very excited to show off. Yes, of course, we are going to have wonderful music from around the world and dancers performing engaging international dance styles such as Brazilian Capoeira. And naturally we will be serving the world’s greatest Mango smoothies. But all that is just icing on the cake. We are really there for one main reason; to show you that we listen to you and have been listening to your feedback all along.
Ever since we entered the library market we have received great feedback from libraries and library patrons on ways to improve our product. We have also received requests for many new languages. We will be unveiling the latest incarnation of the Mango Language Learning system at the conference. The geniuses in our marketing department decided to call it “Mango 2.0″. You will see that it is rich with new features, a beautiful new makeover, an enhanced pedagogy, and many new languages. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that almost all of the feedback that you have given us has been accounted for in a significant way in Mango 2.0. Furthermore, we will be demonstrating our new library administration portal designed specifically for our library accounts.
If you are coming to the ALA Conference be sure to visit us at booth # 4827 and remember to ask for your Free Mango T-Shirt (in any language other than English). We look forward to seeing you there.
- Jason Teshuba