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District Summer 2020 English Learners Letter

Branford Public Schools

June 11, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This summer all English Learners in our schools will be able to practice their English using an app called Mango Languages. Students and their families will be able to use the app starting on July 6th. Research shows that practice in speaking and listening helps people learn a new language quickly. Mango will let you and your child practice conversation in English to learn grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

Starting on July 6th, Mango will be available for English Learner students in grades k-12 through free mobile apps for iOS and Android. You can also download it for your computer for free by going to the Apple App store if you have a Mac or the Microsoft Windows Store if you have a PC.

Once you have the app, your child can use Mango by going to it through Class Clever (grades K-4) or ClassLink (grades 5-12) from their school’s website. Your child should use their BPS email login credentials to sign in. To use the app on your phone, your child would also use their BPS email login credentials.

After your child signs in, they can add up to five free family accounts. They can do this by clicking on their name in the upper right-hand corner of the Mango account and choosing “Family Profiles.” Adding family members to the account gives all of you the chance to learn or practice English together. That is a great way to help your child learn English!

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher/EL teacher or school counselor. Thank you and have a great summer!