Learn a Language @ Your Library!
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What is Mango?
MANGO offers a fun, fast, effective, and convenient solution to our community’s growing language learning needs. MANGO teaches conversational foreign language skills for English speakers AND English as a Second Language (ESL) if your native language is Spanish, Polish, Russian, or any of 12 other languages (see below). Recently improved, MANGO is fun to use and more effective than ever -- you'll see incredible results after just one lesson!
Who uses Mango?
Through libraries, such as yours, Mango is made available to more than 30 million US residents coast to coast.
Travelers | Business People | Immigrants | Students | Corporations
Government Employees | Kids | Adults | Linguaphiles | Schools
How does Mango work?
• MANGO increases comprehension, retention, and usability of practical conversation skills
• MANGO is accessible wherever you go online — at home, at a café…anywhere, with your Wauconda Area Library card
• MANGO is FREE
MANGO uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. You'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary, and conjugation — you'll learn how to communicate.
What languages does MANGO cover?
currently offers language instruction in 63 languages.
Spanish, Latin America
There are 17 courses for those learning English. View the
This new service was originally funded in 2010 by a grant intended to help increase literacy, promote library services to adult immigrants and other English language learners, and improve communication throughout the community. The grant program, “The American Dream Starts @ Your Library,” is administered by the American Library Association and funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
United Partnership Donates $1300
Library Renews Mango Languages with Help from Partnership
The United Partnership for a
Better Community has provided half the funding ($1300) for the library’s
2011 subscription renewal of Mango Languages. Last year, the library
received a literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation that
covered the entire cost of this service for the first year. This grant project
was very successful – 390 users logged in more 420
hours during 1700 sessions of online instruction. This success was due in part
to the help of the United Partnership in promoting this service and facilitating
communication with other Partnership members, including School District 118 and
the Wauconda Police Department.
The United Partnership for A Better Community was formed by a group of
dedicated citizens to foster and coordinate partnerships designed to improve the
quality of life in Wauconda area communities. For more information, visit