We challenge business as usual.


Lingophant is a Social Business with the aim of innovating around the experience of Language Learning.

We believe to have built the fastest way to create authentic practice cards in-action, and are innovating from there.

What started with an App became a vision about supporting any context by easy practice card generation and sharing. We have worked on a language learning chatbot, on a tool for language cafes and tandems, and on a way for teachers to include personalized learning into their classrooms and schools.

It was funded entirely from savings, salary, and a small loan. This puts us in the unique position to be able to designate 51% of profits to a fund for social impact and educational projects. And put maximizing social impact ahead of maximizing profits. Lingophant was built with help from friends and freelancers and motivated language learners. We use the license and service money you trust us with to improve and maintain our products and services.

Having been working on and getting to know our product better, we want to challenging the status quo by stating that by digitising classroom learning students learn 100% more content in the same time. We also see a potential in increasing the effectiveness of informal learning like language tandems by up to a factor 3, and the effectiveness of language cafes even by a factor 4. There’s many ways of promoting self-directed learning through our app and community.

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The people making language learning great again

Android Developer
Rezo Shalika

Business as usual is getting things done for Rezo. He’s making the Android version shine sharper. From Tbilisi and Start-up made.

Design and Artwork
Maria Belova

Maria Belova, certified English as a second language trainer, is helping out whenever we need some graphic designs. For blogposts, for ads, for flyers, she’s a multitalent in visual expression.

iOS Designer/Developer
Jake Sieradzki

Jake has an eye for detail. Not only in designs but also in the Swift code of our iOS app. Still a student from Watfort close to London, he is already pushing the useability of Lingophant to new levels.

CTO / Backend Engineer
Majd Zaour

Theatre Criticism student from Damascus, who is now a software developer. Majd is making sure the App can upload phrases (upon request of user) to the server so that phrases can be shared more easily.

Research and Communication Manager
Sabine Elisa Köck

Studies Cultural Anthropology and Transcultural Communication, and a true all-rounder. A lot of the chatbot’s character comes from her playful yet smart way of analysing.

CEO & Founder
Alexander Hartveld

Half Dutch, and half Austrian, with a passion for learning and teaching. Looking for cool stuff to happen at the intersection of education, technology and innovation.

Special thanks to: Nermeen Saleh (Cairo), Anton Kondrashov (Moscow), Theresa Kacerovsky (Vienna), Rafal Kocik (Warsaw), Nicola Kraml (Vienna), Andre Andre (South-East Asia), Bjanka Mujicic (Vienna).

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