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District Summer 2020 World Language Enrichment Letter

Branford Public Schools

June 5, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to offer all BPS World Language students a free account to Mango Languages this summer starting on July 6th to further enrich students’ learning of a second language. There are increasing amounts of research that support an approach to language teaching that focuses on communication. More practice in the target language builds proficiency. The Mango learning system focuses on intuitive language construction through a conversation-based methodology that reinforces grammar, vocabulary, culture, and pronunciation, the four key elements of becoming a confident communicator. Mango offers more than 70 languages.

As of July 6th, Mango will be available for World Language students entering grades 6-12 through free mobile apps for iOS and Android, or as a free desktop download through the Apple App store for Mac and through the Microsoft Windows Store for PCs.

To access your account, you can use the single sign-on through ClassLink on your schools’ website using your BPS email login credentials. To access your information through the app on your phone, you would use your same BPS sign-on credentials (school email and network password.)

As a bonus, each authorized student account can add up to five free family accounts by clicking on your name in the upper right-hand corner of your Mango account and choosing “Family Profiles.” The benefit of adding family members to your profile means that you and your family all have the opportunity to learn or practice a new language together, which will further reinforce your language learning.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s World Language Teacher. Thank you and have a great summer!