Hey I am Alex,
I like learning languages because it’s the queen’s class of learning: logic, memory, listening, empathy, muscle memory, interpretation, and cultural backgrounds are all part of the journey.
Everybody has their own reasons for learning a language, and our brains literally developed to learn languages. We all did it with our native language. Now as grown-up it can be easy and feel good with the right methods, tools, and habits.
I personally love how technology can make new forms of learning and education possible, and that this can lead to a better world. With another project, RefugeesCode, we created a coding school with a really cool system, that won some awards like Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurship, Social Impact Award 2017, or HR Summit Newcomer of the Year.
Now with Lingophant it’s time to create a smart system that makes natural learning more effective. Our challenges offer a much richer experience than other apps or platforms can provide. We combine things that work and make it easy to get started.
When I was an exchange student, I realised that classrooms or mobile apps were not going to get me fluent in 6 months. After watching the talk below, I understood why and decided to create Lingophant based on an idea I had while studying in Amsterdam.
With a bit of work every day in an effective system, I believe it can be fun and not painful to learn a language. I’m also busy, but learning a language keeps me fit and it is a substitute for travelling in these COVID times.
I hope you see what we’re trying to do here and that it can benefit your personal learning journey. If you have questions or I can clarify some information in the website, you can always chat with me on Instagram under @lingophant or on the discord server as @a_h_vie
How we work:
Lingophant is still in the discovery phase and we’re aiming for proof of effectiveness before we do much marketing. Join our community now and help us help you learn a language.
Through this project, I’ve had the privilege of meeting and working with people from Brazil, France, Germany, Egypt, Italy, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Chile, Russia, Morocco, Georgia, the US and many more. It’s another aspect that I love about learning.
We are officially based in Vienna and are long-term committed to the Sustainable Development Goals. Just in order to focus on the big problems in the world we need to be able to understand each others languages. That, meeting people, and learning how to create a useful product is what motivates me.
Lingophant was funded by my savings and salary, and we are independent of big capital. It’s hard, but also a great opportunity to try things out. And if Lingophant is succesful, at least 51% of future profits will go to other social impact projects. Ideas are a low-cost digital school platform, a sabbatical space network, or a coding school. Your support is therefore very welcome and going to a good cause.
We are grateful to have worked with so many great people in the past and in each moment. Special thanks to: Majd Zaour (Backend engineer), Vitor Danciger (Learning methodology), Jake Sieradzki (iOS + UI design), Rezo Shalika (Android), Yamen Obaid (Phrases-app), Prof. Renate Motschnig, Prof. Eva Vetter, Sabine Köck, Kuba Wysocki, Maria Belova, Theresa Kacerovsky, and many more people we met on this wonderful journey.