Edtech Startup Lingua.ly Launches New Web App,Expanding Language Learning Technology

New WebApp turns websites,emails and Twitter feeds into an educational experience expected to catch the fancy of Indian industry
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Edtech Startup Lingua.ly Launches New Web App,Expanding Language Learning Technology to Educational Institutions Worldwide

New WebApp turns websites,emails and Twitter feeds into an educational experience expected to catch the fancy of Indian industry

( New Delhi India/ Bala Cynwyd, PA – June 5, 2014) –Lingua.ly, a cross-platform solution that draws on a user’s environment and interests to create a personalized language learning experience, announced todaythe availability of theirWebApp, a new tool that helps individuals learn a language through the open web.The platform expands Lingua.ly’s services to schools and other educational institutions that are looking to provide innovative edtech offerings for language students and bilingual learners attending school in a second language.

Lingua.ly is a cloud-basedlanguage learning technology that provides learners with a free dictionary and learning platform to look up words in English, French, Spanish, Arabic or Hebrew.The new platformgoes beyond traditional translation and dictionary services andassesses skill level behind the scenes,recommending fresh content and practice exercises personalized for the individual. Italso includes new gamification features, such as a words collected leaderboard and practice session tracker to reward power-users and encourage additional vocabulary searches.

Considering that India is very much integrated with the global economy and with Indian IT companies stepping up to the plate to serve the technology needs of companies around the world, this web app is going to certainly find many takers in India, and on expects this new web application to be viewed with interest by Indian training and educational institutions

“Lingua.ly’sWebApp extends our capabilitiesand allows us to bring language learning to educational institutions around the world,” explains Lingua.ly CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Jan Ihmels.  “The WebApp enables schools to incorporate new, sophisticated technologies which reinforce language learning in a more effective way through real world content from the Internet.”

The Lingua.ly WebApphasalready attractedworldwide attention and the company is currently expanding its reach through a relationship signed with the largest textbook maker in Israel, The Center for Educational Technology (CET). CET will be partnering with Lingua.ly to offer the WebApp technology to theirone million plus language learners in the country’s public school system by the start of the September 2014 academic year.

“Lingua.ly’s unique Web App complements our curriculum by offering diverse and stimulating language learning techniques for students in the classroom,” explained Naomi Gorbatt, Head of the Language Arts & Literacy Department at CET. “This partnership with Lingua.ly demonstrates our level of commitment to bringing technology to theclassroom. We are now able to offer Lingua.ly’s platform as a supplement to our existing program to help students relate to the language they are learning in a real, resourceful, and seamless way.”

Lingua.ly released an Android app in early April that has seen widespread adoption with 100k+ downloads in the first month alone. Withplans to launch an iOS app and expand support for additional languages by Fall 2014, Lingua.ly is poised to make a lasting entrance into the digital language learning and edtech channels.


About Lingua.ly

Lingua.ly isa cross-platform solution that turns language learning into an adaptive real world experience. Its technology is operable via desktop or mobile and supports 18+ dictionary languages.  Lingua.ly teaches language through immersion in custom content and is free and suitable for learners from beginner to advanced levels. For more information, please visit www.lingua.ly.
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