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Mango Languages

Mango Languages will no longer be available through Madison Public Library after December 31, 2021.

Check out Transparent Language for a similar option, or Ask a Librarian online or by phone at 608-266-6350 to find out which South Central Library System libraries offer Mango.

Mango is a fast, easy, and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language!

Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you'll learn more than just words and phrases. You’ll learn how those pieces can be rearranged and combined to make new thoughts, new conversations, and even more practical communication! In no time at all, you'll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!

There are 70 languages to choose from, including Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin), Hebrew, Thai, and Vietnamese.

The 20 (and growing!) English courses for non-native speakers include lessons for native speakers of Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Arabic, Russian, Greek, Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin), and Japanese.


 Full List of Languages Included In Mango

Languages for English Speakers:   English for:
  • Arabic (Egyptian)
  • Arabic (Iraqi)
  • Arabic (Levantine)  
  • Arabic (Modern Standard)
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bengali
  • Cherokee
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish 
  • Dari 
  • Dutch
  • Dzongkha
  • English
  • English (Shakespearean
  • Filipino (Tagolog)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • French (Canadian)
  • German
  • Greek (Ancient)
  • Greek (Koine)
  • Greek (Modern)
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hawaiian
  • Hebrew (Biblican)
  • Hebrew (Modern)
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Igbo
  • Indonesian
  • Irish (Standard)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Javanese
  • Kazakh
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Malay
  • Malayalam
  • Norwegian
  • Pashto
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Pirate
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Punjabi (Pakistan)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Servian
  • Shanghaiese
  • Slovak
  • Spanish (Castilian)
  • Spanish (Latin American)
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Telugo
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Tuvan
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdo
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Yiddish
  • Arabic (Egyptian) Speakers
  • Arabic (Modern Standard) Speakers
  • Armenian Speakers
  • Bengali Speakers
  • Chinese (Cantonese) Speakers
  • Chinese (Mandarin) Speakers
  • French Speakers
  • German Speakers Basic 
  • Greek (Modern) Speakers
  • Haitian Creole Speakers
  • Hmong Speakers
  • Italian Speakers
  • Japanese Speakers
  • Korean Speakers
  • Polish Speakers
  • Portuguese (Brazil) Speakers
  • Russian Speakers
  • Somali Speakers
  • Spanish Speakers (Latin American)
  • Vietnamese Speakers 
This resource is available only in Madison libraries and remotely to patrons with Madison Public Library as their home library.
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The Friends of the Madison Public Library support the Library by fundraising for Library programs and services. We are a bookstore, book sales and special events volunteers; Users and Supporters of the Madison Public Library; and Advocates for libraries and the role they play in our communities.

Since incorporation in February 1961, the Friends of the Madison Public Library has been providing volunteer support, advocacy, and supplemental funds for collection development and special projects that the Library could otherwise not afford.


Have a question? Contact our Reference Department by phone at 608-266-6300 or by email.