There is something in Mango Languagesfor everyone.  Impress your English teacher by quoting (and understanding) the Iliad in its original! Astound your friends with essential phrases in Pirate! {Shiver me timbers! The ship be founderin!}  Gain insight into international food cultures! Convince your parents that you really are ready for that trip to Santiago, Sarajevo, or Seoul! Enter the diplomatic service and help negotiate world peace! 

This site offers conversation-based courses including explanations and cultural hints that are missing in a lot of other apps. And the variety of available languages? Massive! Over 70 to choose from including:

Romance and Germanic: Spanish, French, German

  • Asian: Hindi, Chinese, Arabic
  • Uncommon: Javanese, Haitian, Gaelic
  • Eccentric: Shakespeare, Pirate
  • Archaic: Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Greek

Lots of great features help you learn to actually communicate with people.

  • Built-in translator
  • Literal and understood meanings 
  • Usage and cultural clues 
  • Pronunciation evaluation

Whatever your language learning goal, Mango can help you reach it.  At the very least it will provide hours of entertainment with a little learning along the way. 

While you’re at it, augment your international investigations with ProQuest CultureGrams

ProQuest CultureGrams is made available through the Traveler Online Database Program. The Traveler program is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Additional state funds were provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.