Learn languages with others
Language learning is an inherently social process. Most apps and language courses give an incomplete experience. And that is why we, Lingophant, are out to support social learning.
Learn by speaking.
Lingophant is a tool for learners who want to have fun and be effective at the same time. That is what we ourselves were looking for.
What do we offer? We integrate highly personal content with effective practicing. You use conversations as a source of input, and practice the content in your own speed and with authentic audio recordings. Our app makes recording new phrases super easy, and practicing super effective.
The loop can look like this:
- Talk with native speakers about cool topics.
- They record the useful phrases and expressions.
- Receive a link afterwards and download the phrases you like.
- Practice every day, with help from an SRS-algorithm.
But many users find their own preferred mode. Like recording audio from video clips, record fancy sentences from a book, opening phrasesets from others, sharing your own sets, or use it with your friends, doing group sessions.
Alright, these are the steps we recommend to get started. We are hosting sessions to practice speaking German, and receive phrases afterwards. Ourselves, we’re researching the most effective way to learn Russian or Arabic.
First, you can look around a bit on our blog, where we write about topics we find cool.
Second, you can join one of our introductory sessions, by registering through this link: https://calendly.com/lingophant/lingo-sessions-german?month=2020-04.
Third, download the app and try the following: record a phrase, practice a phrase, downloading a phrase. It’s peanuts.
In the sessions, we will get to know each other and you can decide if you want to join one of our programs, such as the free conversation groups.
Is it also for beginners?
Yes and no. You shouldn’t mind listening to others do most of the talking, but also be open to sometimes be asked or asking a question. We will help you formulate your first sentences and record them for you.
What’s the pricing gonna be like?
Free for now! We may start charging a community membership or a pro version of the app. We can guarantee though that the following features will always be free: practicing and listening to your phrases, creating some new phrases each day, and creating phrase sets for others.
Currently we spend around EUR 2500 per month to push the boundaries of language learning. The more support we get, the more we can do.
Can I use it in the classroom?
Sure, we’re happy to support your classroom. Both students and teachers are welcome to contact us, and we can send you a pdf with some more info. Language learning is our mission and we’ve intensely been thinking about that. We are also looking for collaborations for a research project around high-school classes, online language teaching, or universities. team at lingophant.com