About Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world. It also has instructions on how to learn English if you are not a native speaker. You can create your own free profile account to track your progress or pop in and out.

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Use at a library or enter your library card & password/PIN

Key features

Mango provides access to over sixty languages for those wanting to learn a language from basic right through to advanced levels with grammar and cultural notes. You can create your own free profile account to track your progress or go straight in to languages that range from:

  • Chinese - Mandarin or Cantonese;
  • French;
  • Italian;
  • Japanese;
  • Korean;
  • Polish;
  • Russian;
  • Spanish and many more!

Mango also contains lessons for people wanting to learn English if their native language is:

  • Japanese;
  • Korean;
  • Chinese - Mandarin or Cantonese;
  • Polish and many more!

Full list of available languages

More information

Each lesson covers all four key language components for those learning a foreign language or English as a second language:

Focus on words and phrases that will be the most valuable in common, real-life situations.
Audio is recorded by native speakers, giving users the best possible model for their own pronunciation. A voice comparison tool allows users to speak into a microphone, see a visual representation of their pronunciation compared to the narrator’s, and adjust until they are as close as possible.
Using semantic color mapping, literal translations, grammar notes and critical thinking exercises, users are able to easily identify and recognize linguistic patterns.
Mango integrates cultural insight into every lesson, ensuring an understanding of the customs and etiquette of the people they want to communicate with.

YouTube tutorial

Can I use the Mango app?

Currently New Zealand libraries are not included in the Mango locator. We have notified Mango of our omission and they have promised to add us in future. In the meantime you can still use the Mango app, you will just have to create a Mango profile first through the library's Mango website.

Mango is available both as an Android app or iOS app (for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad).