Every Mango course, chapter, and lesson incorporates our Intuitive Language Construction methodology designed to simulate the way people learn when actually surrounded by a foreign culture through practical conversation. The Intuitive Language Construction methodology consists of teaching grammar, vocabulary, culture, and pronunciation.

We have integrated a variety of interactive tools designed to help improve pronunciation. One of the unique and very helpful features that Mango Languages offers in all its courses is Phonetic Pop Ups. Users can interact with any word, at any time, to view its phonetic spelling.

Our phonetic pop-ups use approximated phonetics, not IPA– the International Phonetic Alphabet. Why don’t we use IPA? Because with IPA you have to memorize a lot of different symbols that you may not be familiar with. We want the pronunciation to be easy with no extra “studying.” Approximated phonetics allows students to actually sound-out the language and helps produce correct pronunciation along with the audio.

We figure that you shouldn’t have to study a course to take another course!

What feature do you use the most to help you with pronunciation?

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One Response to Mango’s Phonetic Pop Up

  1. Jared Blake says:

    Do you have a page with the approximated phonetics, and what they’re supposed to sound like, maybe a sound byte of each?

    This would be really handy since I’m trying to use Mango languages right now, but I don’t find the phonetic pop-ups that useful because I don’t know what e or u with an up or down accent is supposed to sound like.

    Thank you for your consideration. Mango Languages is the second program I’m trying in my quest to learn a second language, and I am liking it except for this aspect.

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