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Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015 URL: Print Guide

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About This Database

Mango Languages is an online language learning system. It offers extensive lessons in over 40 languages - teaching pronunciation, grammar, and cultural tips.

You can access it through the library's database pages or through the links in the box to the right.

How to Access Mango Languages

To give Mango Languages a try, you first need to set up a free account. If you're off campus, you'll be asked for your FHU credentials first... just FYI.
Once you've created an account, you're all set! You can also use that same account with the Mango mobile app for your iPad, iPhone or Android phone.
And for the future, here's the link to use when going to Mango Languages (you might want to bookmark it):

Common Questions About Mango Languages

Should Mango be slower from off campus?
Only if your internet connection is slower off campus! Seriously though, it's true that some of our databases are slower off campus because they have to go through a proxy server. But this isn't the case for Mango (except when you first create your account). If it's slow for you from off campus, make sure the link you're using isn't taking you to the grey FHU login screen first - if it is, you're using the wrong link! Use the link in bold in the box above.
What system requirements do I need for Mango?
You need to have an up-to-date Flash player and you need to have Javascript enabled.
Does Mango work on an iPad?
Yes it does! There is an app for Apple devices as well as Android. But if you're asking whether it will work in a browser on your iPad, it wouldn't work on a traditional browser since Mango is Flash-based. But you might be able to get it to work on a browser that supports Flash, like Photon or Skyfire, for example.
Mango isn't as good as Rosetta Stone!
That's not a question, smarty! It is true that Mango is not as comprehensive as Rosetta Stone, but with Mango you will be able to get a very good foundation in a language. And Mango offers many more languages than we have with Rosetta Stone. Plus it works with the latest Mac operating system and offers a mobile app - which are things that our version of Rosetta Stone doesn't do!
Mango offers instruction in Pirate!? Is that real?
What do you think, matey?

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