To Our Beloved Mangos:
This has been a long time coming.
When we first met you back in 2007, we knew you were special. Your sense of adventure, the way you roll your R’s, your affinity for the subjunctive. You had us from hello, and you said it in five different languages. Swoon.
We may study languages, but you’re the ones who give us meaning. People always told us we’d meet a nice language and settle down someday, but when we met you, everything changed. We started with 10 languages; now we offer more than 60. It’s all for you.
You deserve the best. A Mango in love is liable to do anything. One afternoon, you mentioned you wanted to learn Latin. Before you know it, a Latin course made its big debut. When we noticed your love for movies, we threw ourselves into developing the first and only way to learn language through film. Then, you said you wanted to spend more time with us, so we made all of our products mobile. We go wherever you go, and we love every minute of it. Love knows no bounds.
But as Valentine’s Day drew closer, the love bug really bit us. We’ve been dropping not so subtle hints left and right. Language love affair mini courses? Check. A flirty blog post on the ever romantic Romance languages? Done. Initiating a #mangolove hashtag, so that we can swap social media sweet nothings with you all month long? Valentine’s Day is here, and we can’t beat around the bush any longer.
Have we told you lately that we love you? There we said it: we love you.
Each and every lovable language learning experience for our libraries, schools, corporations, government agencies, and individual Mangos is a labor of love. You’re all a bunch of charmers, and we’re totally hooked. When you tweet us selfies from ALA in your orange Mango glasses, we’re blushing. The success stories you share with us in your newly learned languages are celebrated with a toast on Fiesta Fridays. We love you that much.
This may be our first love letter, but it won’t be our last. Here’s to falling in love all over again this year. Let’s make like an infinitive, and never be split.