Mango

Have you ever wanted to learn another language? Almost all of us have, but it’s one thing to say that you want to learn another language, and it’s an entirely different thing to actually follow-through and achieve that goal. I’ve had good intentions to learn Spanish for quite some time now, but any effort that I’ve made has been fairly small, and here I am today without hardly any knowledge of the Spanish language. Traditional methods such as reading a book just don’t cut it anymore when it comes to language instruction because there has to be some sort of audible element to help you learn proper pronunciation. Mango addresses this issue with audio-based interactive lessons that will have you chatting with the native speakers of the languages in no time.

Their free beta release contains eleven of their courses for you to learn from, and each course has about 100 lessons, so if you’re willing to devote some time to these lessons, then you’re sure to see some fantastic results. You can control the progression of each lesson, and if you want to hear a certain sentence of even a specific word repeated, just click on it. Mango provides a great way for you to get started on your journey to become bilingual or even multilingual.

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  • Robert C Hoover Jr

    Brandon,
    You say you want to learn Spanish so I assume it is to talk to Hispanic immigrants to the US.

    What is wrong with them learning English instead?

    I am not aware of any other non-English immigrant group that has had everything handed to them in their native language. Do you know of any?
    I am of Polish and German desent but, even having lived in area heavy with those immigrants, I never have had the choice in my 61 years of, when I call a business, of being able to select either of them. Nor do I remember going into a store (other than local, neighborhood, ethnic mom & pop stores) and seeing everything listed in either of those languages. Where I grew up, we also had a large Italian community. Never had a choice to select Italian or see it all the stores (with the above exception).

    Even if the original immigrants did not learn to read, write or speak English very well, they all insisted that their children learn English as their primary language even if another language was sometimes spoken at home.

    The English language is the one unifying thing of this country. Our ancestors came from all over the world, we practice a number of religions (or none at all if you want), we can all have and express our political feelings and beliefs. If English was the common language that built the greatest nation on earth (we won 2 world wars, started the united nations, won the cold war and the only country to have it’s people walk on another body in our solar system, and set a desired standard of freedom that the vast majority of humans want, etc) why should we change that now?

    I have nothing against people immigrating LEGALLY to the US and I’m glad that my ancestors chose to leave Europe and settle here but I cannot think of any reason for all the immigrants in becoming acclimated to our way of doing things and speaking. After all, they chose to come here knowing what language we speak.

    I live near Atlanta, GA and see more signs in Spanish than I do English

    I’m trying to get 1 of 2 questions answered (and so far no one has even tried to answer either of them).
    1. What makes the Hispanics so special?
    2. What other non-English speaking immigrants have not had to?

    Bob Hoover Jr