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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mango Language ~ a TOS review

Mango Languages Review

The requirement of at least two or three years of a  modern foreign language for college admissions has not changed since I graduated high school many years ago.  Being a homeschooler there are several options to choose from to meet this requirement and I am pleased to share with you today one of those programs from Mango Languages called Mango Homeschool Edition.

Mango Languages Review

Mango Homeschool Edition offers online language courses in 60 different languages. Mango Language has been around in the public library sector, businesses and schools for over 7 years. Now they are branching out and providing foreign language access to the homeschool community. We received full year subscription of the beta version to all of the languages for up to five people per household. One of the best features is that each individual student can study more than one language at a time. The possibilities are endless!

Mango Languages Review

To get started, I set up separate accounts for my three older girls, Marie (17), Madison (13), and Mikayla (11). Also included was a parent account to track individual progress for the girls. The program is geared for students aged 6 through adult and offers several different levels of coursework. Setting up the program was as simple as signing in and the program works on either PC or Mac computers in any browsing program.

Mango Languages Review

Currently the homeschool edition offers:


Over 60 different languages
Progress Assessments
Built-in journals, discussions and wikis
Collaborative learning spaces
eNote messaging /chat rooms
Access to embedded/downloadable content
Support from other community members
Calendars to schedule meetings or study groups


Over the next several months, the program will be introducing several more exciting features like:


Enhanced Tracking and Progress Monitoring - including seat time (for students and parents)
Goals and Personal Lesson Plans (both stand-alone and tied into Mango courses)
Resume and Portfolio Builder

Mango Languages Review

Introductory pricing for the Homeschool Edition is as follows: 


1 subscription is $18/month or $125/year total 
2 subscriptions is $28/month or $175 /year total           
3 subscriptions is $38/month or $225/year total                   
4 subscriptions is $48/month or $275/year total               
5 subscriptions is $58/month or $325/year total


Just to note, that anything over 6 subscriptions is a special group rate that will depend on the number in the group. You can also sign up for a 14 day free trial to test out the program.

Mango Languages Review

When the vendor interest form came out for this product I initially wanted to use this just for Madison who is in 7th grade. However, one night Marie told me she wanted to learn French,{Insert mini panic for mom} then I remembered the Mango subscription that was opening up. I decided to enroll Mikayla into the Latin language so that she could get more practice hearing and speaking the language.

Since I primarily concentrated on Madison I focused on her using the program for at least three days a week in addition to the Spanish book program she is completing. The first initial lessons were review as expected and she was able go along with ease.

Marie decided after watching a few lessons of French that she didn’t really want to learn the language. No fault of the program at all, its just she has had over 5 years of Spanish language. The Latin for Mikayla was not at all what I expected but I was pleased with it and the ability for her to hear the language spoken by someone else.

Overall, we were pleased with Mango Homeschool Edition and will continue to use it for the remainder of our subscription for Madison’s Spanish. Be sure to check out what my Crewmates thought of this program by clicking the banner below and reading some of their reviews. And don’t forget to check out the free trial to see if this would be a good fit for your homeschool and children.

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Company ~ Mango Languages

Product ~ Mango Homeschool Edition

Price ~

1 subscription is $18/month or $125/year total 
2 subscriptions is $28/month or $175 /year total                     
3 subscriptions is $38/month or $225/year total                     
4 subscriptions is $48/month or $275/year total                 
5 subscriptions is $58/month or $325/year total

Ages ~ 6 - adult

Platform ~ PC or MAC, any browser

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