Mango Languages

What is it?

  • Mango is a self-paced online language-learning system that uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language.

  • Choose from languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and more!  

Getting Started

Access Mango through any web browser:

  1. Go to the library’s website and click on the orange Research & Learning button and then on the Language Learning button.

  2. You are not required to create a profile but can do so by selecting Sign Up at the bottom of the log in screen. Creating a profile allows you to save and track your progress through the language courses and use the mobile app on your smart device. If you do not wish to create a profile, you can click the Use Mango as a Guest button to continue.

Access Mango through the mobile app:

  1. In the app store on your iOS or Android device, search for Mango Languages. Install and open the free app.

  2. Click the blue Sign Up button.

  3. Choose a language and when prompted to subscribe to Mango, click the blue Search button next to "Find Free Mango".

  4. Search by city, state, or zip code and choose Manatee County Public Library System from the results.

  5. Enter your library card barcode number and click Access Mango to complete the process.

Using Mango

  1. Start by selecting the language you want to learn. You can view everything available by selecting “See All Languages” in the center of the screen or searching for a language using the search bar.

  2. When you reach your chosen language’s web page, all the available courses for that language will be displayed. Click on the lesson you wish to begin.

  3. If you have some prior knowledge with the language and do not wish to start at the beginning, you can take an Assessment that will place your skills and show you where to begin. This can be found on the left-hand side, underneath the list of main units for the course.  

  4. To view your progress so far, hover over your username, in the top right corner. Please note your progress can only be saved by creating a profile.

  5. Switch to a different language by clicking the “Change Language” button in the upper left corner.

  6. Click Tools at the top of the page to use the Translate feature which allows you to translate a word or phrase from one language to another.