Mango Passport Journeys One, Two, and Three Review


Why is Buck speaking in tongues? Actually, it is Italian and I’m using Mango Languages again to add another romance language to my repertoire. The first time around I delved into French (Mango Languages Review). I have to admit, I’m getting rusty. But what hasn’t left is my comfort level with the language. I feel if I were to pick it up again, it would be very smooth. I couldn’t say this before as I thought there was no way I could ever sound authentic. This drop off is no fault to Mango Languages and their program. I just haven’t been diligent in practicing especially since Baby Buck eats all my free time. You know what they say, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Desole! (Sorry in French).

Patented Formula

Since I already experienced Mango Passport French, hearing the Italian narrator and teachers were like listening to old friends. I quickly remembered her methods, catch phrases, and pacing. For those of you who never met, their clear speaking voices and proper annunciations are easy to follow along. Combining three favorite memory methods (flashcards, different colored keywords, and phonetically spelled hints), picking up your new language should happen in no time. They have added Journeys (additional lessons and topics) to each language, thankfully, Mango Languages once again follow their tried and true formula of vocabulary, pronuciation, grammar, and culture.

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All languages follow the same format. So rather than water down the presentation, you can go directly to the source. Here’s what I am currently using and learning in Italian.

Mango Passport Italian

Take notice of what you get and all the different topics covered in Journey 1, 2, and 3. You have the everyday basics in Journey 1 and a deep dive into the language and culture in Journey 3 (discussing historical events, addressing medical conditions, and discussing schools and education). All Journeys can stand on their own, but of course there is a discount if you get all three. Pardon the pun, but I love it when I get the most bang for the buck. As usual, with Mango On The Go, you can listen to the lessons in the comfort of your car while reviewing your new language on your commute.

Final Thoughts

To complete your new language learning experience, the sights and music from that country are displayed and played throughout your lesson. Having visited Italy a few years ago, I was immediately whisked back to my juant through Venice, Florence, and Rome. Whether you are preparing for a vacation or just wanting to improve yourself, your brain will go into overdrive with all this memory stimulation. Grazie Mango Languages! Now that you’re all excited about tackling that second language, stay tuned for our Mango Languages giveaway.

What foreign language have you always wanted to learn?

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8 Responses

  1. krantcents says:

    I always admire people who can speak multiple languages. I tried several times (German & Spanish). I took Latin, but it is hardly conversational. I even took a couple classes with the school district in Spanish. I do a very poor job on pronunciation. Practice would help too. I think I will try again when I retire (5 years).

  2. Arlee Bird says:

    I took Spanish in high school and French in college and have a fair knowledge of each but can’t really converse fluently in either. I’d like to be able to speak fluently in Spanish, especially since my wife is Hispanic and most of her family doesn’t speak English. I can usually catch on to most of what they’re saying though. Especially when they talk about food.

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  3. Rich says:

    For me, it is Spanish and French. Spanish to be able to talk with my cousins who were born and raised in Madrid and French to be able to impress a lot of people.

  4. You know, I’ve come to accept that I don’t have the passion and dedication to learn an entire foreign language. In theory, I’d love to learn Italian, but in practice, I have priorities that supercede the time and effort that learning another language will require. It took me a long time to come to that realization.

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