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Getting Started

You must create an account to use Mango Languages on both the desktop and app. Here's how to find Mango Languages through our website and create your own account:

  1. Go to Online Resources on the Library’s website and select “Mango Languages” under “M”
  2. Click on “Create Your Profile”
  3. Fill out your information and create your free account. You are required to enter your email address and password.
  • Also, here is a guide created by Mango Languages to help you get started, whether through a browser or the app.

*For smooth browsing experience of this guide, it is recommended that you use modern browsers such as Chrome, Edge or FireFox. 

About This Guide

This guide helps Library users to download and use Mango Languages, one of the most popular language-learning resources. Mango Languages is an online language-learning resource with an interactive database that provides step-by-step lesson plans for 71 different languages.

All Library members can use this source free of charge.

To view the Arabic guide, click here

Mango Languages on Different Devices

 

  1. Visit Mango Languages from our Online Resources page under letter M or simply by clicking the link below.
  2. Log in to your account. Check the "Getting to Start" box to create your own account.
  3. Choose the language you want to learn (you can add multiple languages to the same account).
  4. If you select English, you need to indicate your mother tongue. The English as a Second Language (ESL) course is currently available for users in 21 different languages.
  5. If you are starting a new language, begin with the first lesson of Chapter 1.
  6. If you already have knowledge in a language, take a placement test under “Assessment” that will match your proficiency with the available courses.

The Mango Languages app is available on both the Apple store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). Simply download the app and then:

Method One:

1. For first-time users, start by visiting the Library website from your device.

2. Sign in with your Library membership account.

3. Go to the Online Resources page and find Mango Languages under "M."

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4. Log into your Mango Languages account. Create a new one using your email address if you don't have an account yet.

5- Select the language you want to learn, and start learning!

 

Method Two:

1. Starting from the app, log into your Mango Languages account. Create a new one using your email address if you don't have an account yet.

2. Under Your Profile, choose "Subscribe for more!"

3. Select "Find Free Mango" and tap on "Search."

4. In the search box, type "Qatar National Library" or click "Search Nearby" if you are in Qatar, and choose "Qatar National Library."

5. Log in to your Library membership account to upgrade your Mango account to full access.

6. Choose the language that you want to learn, and start learning!

 

Good to Know!


When using Mango Languages, it's good to know that:

1. You can use your account settings to:

  • Update your basic information (name, email, password)
  • Delete your profile
  • Connect your profile to a subscribing organization or remove an organization
  • Check your activity under “My Activity”
  • Add family profiles (You can add up to 5 family profiles and control the content settings based on age)

2. In each language, there are Main Units. This is the main language course that contains the core content in categories such as “People,” “Travel,” “Activities” and “Places.” Under each Main Unit, there are chapters, and under each chapter, there are lessons.
3. In the app, all chapters you are working through need to be downloaded first.
4. In each language, there are also Specialty Courses. These are topic-based courses unique to each culture that are shorter in overall length.
5. Each chapter has conversational and grammar goals that summarize what you can expect to learn and achieve in the chapter.
6. The chapters are designed in an interactive way that lets you listen to content and record your own voice to learn the correct pronunciation.
7. At the end of each chapter in the Main Units, there are listening, reading and recap:

  • In the listening, you will hear a conversation between speakers, and then you will apply what you have learned to answer questions based on the conversation that you have listened to.
  • In the reading, you will read a conversation between speakers, and then you will apply what you have learned to answer questions based on the conversation that you have read.
  • In the recap, you will apply everything that you have learned in all of the lessons of the chapter.

8. Autoplay (app only): You can listen to each chapter in one go by activating autoplay (play icon on the top right).
9. Tools (desktop only): There is a translation tool, which uses the Google translation engine to translate the general idea of conversations from one language to another. It is not a substitute for human translations.