Lingohop, a new language-learning platform is released through a Kickstarter campaign at $25 with a goal of $25,000 through May 29, 2016. The courses will be available by the end of November. The platform brings the most advanced linguistic theories into practice with its new app for international travelers of all ages and backgrounds.
Designed to combine contextual learning with relevant dialogue and personalization for your specific goals such as business travel, study abroad, everyday tourist travel, Lingohop empowers you to begin conversing in your new language from day one.
Unlike other inefficient language programs which employ tedious translation and repetition methods, the new Lingohop app places conversation at the heart of the platform by utilizing breakthrough linguistic research and discourse structure. The Lingohop app enable users to receive a completely personalized experience constructed around the relevant situations they will experience abroad, from office conversations to booking train tickets to ordering food to finding lodging.
Commenting on the release of Lingohop, co-founder and CEO Michael Ashley revealed that their main mission is to provide a powerful solution that empowers international travelers and language lovers alike to learn a foreign language in a fun, immersive environment regardless of time or place.
Ashley said that all the traditional study options are unreasonably regimented and leave the users unable to actually speak the language. But Lingohop’s idea is to combine the latest linguistic research with authentic, everyday dialogue, so what users learn can quickly be applied outside of Lingohop. Moreover, each lesson is designed for the users specific needs and goals.
The Lingohop platform comprises of 4 to 5 minute lessons around relevant categories based on specific situations such as restaurants (ordering food, paying the bill), getting around (asking for directions, using the metro), navigating the airport and visiting tourist attractions.
Responding to media queries, co-founder and Chief Research Officer Ramón Padilla-Reyes disclosed that by placing the user’s specific needs within an immersive, conversational platform, Lingohop sets itself apart from the competitors whose approach was first introduced 70 years ago. The Lingohop app automatically recognizes the cognitive processes and abilities behind language learning to allow users to be prepared for any situation abroad.
The app is designed in such a way that it provides an immersive, easy-to-use environment, starting with a simple question and answer pair (ex: Where is the museum? The museum is on Main Street.) By the end of the first lesson, a user can confidently begin conversing with others in the target language.