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Mango Languages Review Summary

Mango Languages hires Native Speakers in 70 languages to coach and write content for students of all ages. Lessons are 1v1 and last 10-30 minutes. Most jobs require a language-related Bachelor’s degree, with experience preferred. They only hire when needed, while pay info and teacher reviews are not widely available.

Pay (per hour):$23-$40*
Location/language requirements?Native Speaker in language of instruction. Fluent in English
Degree/diploma required?Language-related Bachelor’s for most positions
Teaching certificate required?Preferred
Teaching experience required?Preferred
Student ages (adults/children)?0+
Class size:1v1
Class length:10-30 minutes
Minimum availability (per week):10-30 hours (part-time)
*estimated

Mango Languages Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Well-established and reputable company
  • Opportunities exist in both coaching and educational content writing
  • Options in over 70 languages
  • Paid training
  • Curriculum provided 

Cons:

  • Most positions require a language-related Bachelor’s degree
  • Only hires for positions when needed
  • Not transparent about pay
  • Few reviews from existing Mango Languages teachers

What Is Mango Languages?

Mango Languages is an interactive website and app that allows students of all ages to learn over 70 languages (including 20 ESL courses) through conversation and immersion. The platform uses Intuitive Language Construction to provide self-paced learning, while teaching vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, culture, comprehension and retention, with support from live remote language coaches from around the world.

Here is a video introduction to Mango Live teaching:

Is Mango Languages Legit?

Mango Languages is a legitimate US-based company that has been established since 2007 and is trusted by thousands of government entities, businesses, schools, and libraries around the world, including the Danish Digital Library and State Libraries of Maryland, Arkansas and North Dakota.

Mango Languages Salary Information

Information about Mango Languages pay is not publicly shared by the company, and varies according to the exact position being applied for, your teaching experience, qualifications, and whether you are hired permanently or as a contractor. Based upon the figures reported by employees on Glassdoor, a ‘Linguist’ at Mango Languages can earn between US$23-$40 an hour.

Mango Languages Hours

Mango Languages recruits for both part-time and full-time positions, though the precise hours vary depending on the role. For example, a part-time Language Coach will teach 10-30 hours a week during 9am-6pm (Eastern Standard Time), after 8-12 hours of paid training, while a contractual Content Writer may need to be available for up to 10 hours weekly.

Mango Languages lessons last 10-30 minutes.

Mango Languages Requirements

Again, the Mango Languages job requirements vary depending on the precise position. For example:

  • Mango Live Coach
    • Native speaker of language being coached
    • Advanced proficiency in English
    • Proven experience teaching language to English speakers and/or a degree in language teaching, applied linguistics, or a teaching certification
    • Passion for the learning and teaching of language and culture
    • Experience using technology in live online language instruction preferred
    • Demonstrable ability to learn new technologies (experience with Zoom, the Google Suite, and similar tools preferred)
  • Linguist Assistant
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics or a language-related field
    • Experience writing or copy editing educational materials or non-fiction texts
    • Experience with administrative tasks such as file management and documentation
    • Passion for learning about languages and cultures
    • Takes responsibility for quality of work
    • Demonstrates attention to detail
    • A global perspective with international experience
    • Advanced knowledge of Google Suite preferred
    • Experience having learned a second language preferred
    • Experience working with audio files a bonus
    • Reliable internet connection
  • Grammar Content Writer
    • Native speaker of the language of content, with mastery of their native language and a thorough understanding of grammar, idiomatic expressions, and dialectal differences
    • Fluent in English. Full understanding and fluency of the English language and its grammar are needed in order for the posts to be clear and to the point, and for effective coordination and communication with team members and project managers
    • Bachelor’s Degree required in either of the following: Language/Literature or Language Teaching
    • Experience teaching grammar or involvement in grammar book publishing, writing blog posts on grammar, answering grammar questions online, or any related skills/experience
    • Expert use of search engines for conducting basic research
    • Good writing skills
    • Flexible schedule and availability of up to 10 hours per week
    • Reliable internet connection and a technical understanding of collaborative online tools. All work will be done remotely and online
    • Excellent time management and communication skills.
    • Must work well in a team
    • Must love language, culture, and learning
    • Strong research skills
    • Takes time to understand the big picture
    • Strong oral and written communicator
    • Adaptable
    • Teachable
    • Strives for excellence

How to Apply for Mango Languages Jobs

Open positions are advertised on the Mango Languages careers page. An ‘Apply for this job’ button is contained within each listing, which will ask for your:

  • Resume/CV
  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Current company
  • Social media, website or portfolio URLs
  • Additional information (e.g. availability, location, salary expectations, are you a Native Speaker, were you referred?)
  • Where did you hear about this position?
  • Voluntary equal opportunities information

There are additional application steps depending on the position:

  • Mango Live Coach applicants must:
    • Submit a brief video, no more than two minutes, introducing yourself and highlighting experience relevant to the role. The video can be done using any platform or technology. Please either add your video with your application materials here or email your video to [email protected].
    • Answer some grammar-related questions, either by adding a link to a public document or by writing the answers under “Additional Information” in the application form, e.g.
      1. What is a “separable verb”?
      2. Write a short paragraph (100-200 words) explaining how adjectives agree with nouns in your language.
  • Linguist Assistant applicants must include a writing sample.
  • Grammar Content Writer applicants must submit a brief video (up to three minutes long) introducing yourself and your background, both in English and in the language you will be teaching. (The video can be done using any platform / technology). Email your video to [email protected].

For certain positions (e.g. Linguist) you will be asked to pass some additional testing prior to the interview.

Mango Languages Interview Process

There are usually two main Mango Languages interview stages:

  1. 30-minute screening interview discussing background and reasons for applying
  2. 1-hour Zoom/Skype interview involving exercises linked to the position, e.g. a 20-minute mock class or translation exercises

Here are some previous Mango Languages Interview Questions that have been asked:

  • Why do you want to work for Mango Language?
  • What experience do you have?
  • Say a few words in your native language.
  • What are the big challenges you had teaching?
  • What content do you deliver to your students?
  • Do you do all your content yourself and before each class?
  • When can you start working?

Mango Languages Reviews – What Is It Like Working for Mango Languages?

The Mango Languages Glassdoor page gives the company an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, with a high 80% willing to recommend them. Here is a summary of these Mango Languages job reviews:

Mango Languages Glassdoor reviews summary

There are fewer reviews on the Mango Languages Indeed page, providing a lower average rating of 3 out of 5.

Unfortunately, the majority of Mango Languages employee reviews on both platforms come from people involved in management, marketing, sales, development, or are anonymous, making it difficult to gage the perspective of those working primarily in the teaching side of the business. If you have experience teaching or writing educational content for Mango Languages we would love to hear from you.

Conclusion – Is Mango Languages Good?

Mango Languages is a well-established and legitimate company that has existed for over 15 years, and has been adopted by thousands of credible organizations, which makes the relative lack of reviews from those who have previously taught there slightly surprising. This absence, coupled with the company’s secrecy around its payment structure, provides an element of risk in applying to work there. However, there are remote opportunities beyond coaching, in content writing, and across multiple languages, which will no doubt suit some educators tired of the usual online ESL teaching model.

You can apply for Mango Languages teaching jobs here.

A list of other teaching jobs can be found here.

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Dr Daniel Spence

Daniel Spence is the founder of Online Teaching Review. He has been an international teacher since 2008, an award-winning academic, author of two books, and holds a PhD, MA, BA (Hons), and TESOL.

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