Founded in 2012 HelloTalk gathered a global community of 3 million mobile language learners. The startup now introduces new features to its mobile language learning apps. Continue reading HelloTalk Racks Up 3 Million Mobile Language Learners
The new Bing English Bilingual Dictionary feature displays alternative translations based on the Microsoft Translator database. Continue reading Bing launches English Bilingual Dictionary Feature
Skype Translator, the real time feature that translates spoken language into written text during a Skype call, adds Arabic as its latest supported language. Continue reading Skype Translator now supports Arabic
Naboomboo is a language exchange community. Users can train and improve their foreign language skills by discussing their favorite topics with others. Continue reading Naboomboo – Language Exchange Community
HelloTalk is a language & culture exchange social app. Users learn and exchange 100+ languages with language partners from 150+ countries worldwide. Continue reading Startup Profile: HelloTalk
First published on EDUKWEST | January 28, 2014
Cambly is a new platform that connects English and Spanish learners through video chat. Sure, this sounds very familiar as startups like Colingo and Verbling are essentially fishing in the same pond.
Interestingly I had a chat about live video lessons among other trends with busuu.com’s co-founder Bernhard Niesner last week in London. As I was invited to give a short intro to the Edtech Innovator Award I had put live video lessons on my list of trends to watch in 2014.
Lingua.ly, a language learning startup that lets people learn vocabulary from across the web through a free browser extension, launched its first iOS app.
The new app uses a patent-pending natural language processing technology that selects short articles from the web based on the current level of the learner as well as her personal interest. Lingua.ly also added support for four new languages: Italian, German, Dutch and Portuguese.
Cross-published on EDUKWEST.
Skype today officially launched the Skype Translator Preview with a video showing how the technology can be used to connect classrooms across the globe. In the demo a class from Tacoma in the USA and a class from Mexico City play a game of “Mystery Skype”, asking each other questions to determine in which city they are located respectively.
It’s my pleasure as a brain-friendly coinnoisseur of fun teaching ideas to introduce a ground-breaking new teaching site that scores exponentially high on all counts of creativity and practicality.
I feel a bit like Lois Lane, as Superman’s reporter, hitching a ride in the sky and getting to view the teaching world from above. As I see all of the struggling learners and frustrated teachers down there, I know that it is my duty as a reporter to get this out. My Fair Languages editors will be proud this scoop indeed.