Mango Languages at Penn State


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  • Started in 2007 by four guys in a living room based on a love of languages and creating a program that really worked and could be fun for learners. We have brown to a team of almost 50 people in our headquarters in Detroit Michigan. Including linguists, programmers, designers, marketers and more. IN addition we have over 150 developers and editors around the world who teach at prestigious international universities and many hold PhDs.
  • Based on that love of languages…Language is who we are. Over 90% of Mango staff speaks at least one foreign language. Many speak 2,3,4, 5 and even 6. I know six languages – at least enough to be polite and I can even cause a little bit of trouble in Spanish. Most of the Mango Elves come from ethnic backgrounds or have traveled abroad and understand how language can make or break your international experiences.
  • Global Economy…with the internet and social platforms like Facebook and Twitter borders are dropping every day. Last divide is language. Greater need than ever before.
  • Mango is already used and loved by a wide variety of respected organizations, almost 90 million users have access to Mango in North Americaincluding,,,The U.S. AirforceThe U.S. Navy The U.S. Coast GuardU.S. Special OP forcesThe U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityThe U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationThe U.S. Department of AgricultureThe U.S. National Institute of HealthNew York Public LibraryCounty of Los Angeles Public LibraryNew York UniversityTexas TechHyandai/KiaMcDonaldsJust to name a few.What do all these language learnerslove about Mango? Well – lots of things…
  • We started with the basics…looking at the linguistic science, second language theories and scientists work and took the best from each one and lots of beta tests with learners and came up with our own language learning methodology…
  • Ready to see it in action? Let’s take a look at a simple example of how it all comes together…DEMO POINTS Rich imageryNavigation and soundSelecting a lessonGoalsConversation StyleSelf PacedLearn greeting and are you sightseeingPronunciation Pop upArticulate soundClock and show answer Culture Note A bit harder Semantic Color Mapping – word order Break it down – introduce word and quizzesCategory Four language by U.S. governmentAfter “are you sightseeing” let’s show them how it’s like Legos, let’s give them another piece. Intuitive language constructionCritical thinking slide – reinforce vocabulary, culture, grammar and last bit of pronunciation VCTVoice comparison demo
  • Mango Languages at Penn State

    1. 1. Welcome!<br />PENN STATE<br />Happy Valley…<br />Mango Languages<br />Beverly Cornell<br />Director of Awesome<br />
    2. 2. The Dream<br />INTRODUCTION<br />Four guys and<br />four years ago…<br />Ryan Whalen<br />Mike Teshuba<br />Mike Goulas<br />Jason Teshuba<br />
    3. 3. Passion<br />TEAM<br />Language not <br />just what we do…<br />
    4. 4. Cream of the crop<br />USES<br /><ul><li>In library resource
    5. 5. Language lab for conversation practice
    6. 6. Supplement current language offerings
    7. 7. Foreign exchange/study abroad students
    8. 8. ESL students
    9. 9. Alumni association benefit
    10. 10. Happy students</li></li></ul><li>Fast, easy and incredibly effective language learning.<br />Meet Mango <br />
    11. 11. Who Loves Mango?<br />Mango is used by a variety of respected organizations.<br />Mango Languages is an approved<br />Fedlink vendor, BOA#: LC1068004<br />
    12. 12. Why Mango?<br />Mango is practical.<br />Learn stuff you can USE!<br />
    13. 13. Why Mango?<br />Mango is convenient.<br />Learn the way you want!<br />
    14. 14. Why Mango?<br />Mango is <br />FUN!<br />
    15. 15. Cream of the crop<br />LINGUISTIC SCIENCE<br /><ul><li>Second Language Acquisition Theories
    16. 16. Grammar Translation Method
    17. 17. Audio Lingual Method
    18. 18. Noam Chomsky
    19. 19. HH Stern
    20. 20. Joan Rubin
    21. 21. New Studies/Innovations</li></li></ul><li>RETENTION<br />ORGANIC LEARNING<br />COMPREHENSION<br />How it works<br />VOCABULARY<br />PRONUNCIATION<br />Intuitive Language Construction <br />GRAMMAR<br />CULTURE<br />
    22. 22. How it works<br />Most language learning tools work like a puzzle…<br />
    23. 23. How it works<br />Mango works more like LEGOS™<br />
    24. 24. How and why it works<br />
    25. 25. Fun Stuff<br />PRODUCTS<br /><ul><li>Basic and Complete
    26. 26. iPhone app
    27. 27. Mango Admin Portal
    28. 28. 52 Language Learning Experiences
    29. 29. 15 ESL/ELL Courses
    30. 30. Organic Learning Modules </li></li></ul><li>Fun Stuff<br />FEATURES<br /><ul><li>Unlimited access
    31. 31. Innovation
    32. 32. Tech support
    33. 33. Training
    34. 34. Usage reports
    35. 35. Promotion assistance
    36. 36. Happy Patrons</li></li></ul><li>Demonstration<br />See Mango in action!<br />
    37. 37. Fun Stuff<br />USAGE<br /><ul><li>Languages
    38. 38. Basic, Complete, iPhone
    39. 39. Sessions
    40. 40. Users
    41. 41. Minutes
    42. 42. More…</li></li></ul><li>Fun Stuff<br />FREE PROMOS<br /><ul><li>Logos
    43. 43. Web Banners/Buttons
    44. 44. Descriptions
    45. 45. Newsletter Articles
    46. 46. Press Releases
    47. 47. Facebook Posts
    48. 48. Tweets</li></li></ul><li>Learner feedback<br />
    49. 49. ???<br />questions and answers<br />
    50. 50. ARE YOU READY TO MANGO?<br /><br />