Farmington Hills-based Mango Languages, a digital-first language education solution, is offering its classroom solutions to eligible educators for free through the end of the school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“As an EdTech company, we don’t often get a chance to respond directly to crises that affect the population on a global scale,” says Jason Teshuba, CEO. “When natural disasters hit, we strive to find ways to be truly helpful, although our contributions are usually only monetary. As this international crisis endures and entire school systems are closing, we realized we have something to give that responds directly to the strains schools and educators are feeling as they are forced to make a rapid transition to distance learning.”
The Mango Classroom product is built around Mango’s flagship language-learning app, which teaches language and culture through proven methodologies that build conversation-ready language skills in more than 70 languages. It is accessible across mobile and desktop platforms with features that allow for offline learning.
It provides additional materials for educator support in their Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and English for Spanish speakers courses that align with universal standards of proficiency. Exclusive educator features and materials include teacher lesson plans and student workbooks that provide activities for classroom engagement, while administration features include progress and usage tracking and automatically graded assessments.
Students and teachers have access to online resources that include staff and student video tutorials and webinars.
Mango is used in K-12 learning, higher education, corporations, library systems, and government agencies worldwide.