online language learning

  • Lingua.ly Transforms The Web Into A Language-Learning Opportunity

    Lingua.ly Transforms The Web Into A Language-Learning Opportunity

    Learning a language with the help of texts that were specifically written for learners is one thing, but over time, that tends to get boring and once you venture out to read “real” texts, you quickly realize how artificial the texts for learners are. With Lingua.ly, a smart language-learning startup out of Israel that is officially launching today, the entire web becomes a platform… Read More

  • LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They’ve Learned

    LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They’ve Learned

    Learning a language is never easy. One thing that’s usually missing in the way students learn a new language is the ability to use their new skills while talking to a native speaker. LanguageTwin, a startup I met at the Willamette Angel Conference in Corvallis, Ore., last week, aims to do just that. The service brings together language learners for peer-to-peer interactions to give… Read More

  • Language learning community busuu.com secures first round

    [Spain/Austria] Last week busuu.com closed their first funding round from an undisclosed Austrian serial angel investor. The total sum is also not clear, but appears to be below €500,000. Busuu.com is a two year old, online community based language learning startup, launched out of Spain, founded by non-Spaniards, Bernhard Niesner (Austria) and Adrian Hilti (Switzerland). Last December… Read More