A few days ago Lingt Classroom stored enough audio to play continuously for over a year. We’ve had to continually upgrade our audio servers to compensate for this increase in usage.
Since our last update we’ve continued to grow and are seeing Lingt Classroom used for languages from Russian to Burmese, and even applications from History to Speech Therapy. A number of schools in the U.S. as well as international schools abroad have begun to use Lingt Classroom extensively among their staff. In some cases Lingt Classroom is being used as language lab alternative that supports out of classroom and asynchronous voice feedback between teachers and students.
Thanks to all those advisors, teachers, and students that have supported us along the way. Direct referrals from other educators continue to be our biggest source of new users.
We look forward to providing the education community with a high quality product for the years and years to come.
We had a great time at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Boston this year! Thanks to all the educators that stopped by our booth to say hi.
We spent 3 furious days spreading the word and talking with current users of Lingt Classroom to get lots of great feedback on how to make things better. Look for your improvements coming out in the future!
Today we’ve release a new support forum! We have such a vibrant and growing community of educators using Lingt Classroom, that it makes sense to offer everyone a better way to connect and help each other out. Enjoy! http://lingtlanguage.com/forum/help-forum/
We’ve spent the last year listening to educators, hearing feedback, and improving our product. And it’s paid off, thanks to your hard work – Lingt Classroom has been used in over 3000 classrooms worldwide, recording more than 2000 hours of audio data! So in order to celebrate our progress over the last year, in the coming months we’ll be adding a fantastic set of new features, as well as transitioning to a new three-tier service model. For details on this new model go here.
Thank you for your continued support – it’s been an incredible year!
We’ve been busy this summer doing two things. First, we’ve been thrilled to see Lingt Classroom grow in popularity and become an integral part of classrooms across the globe. It’s been a pleasure getting to know all the teachers out there who actively search for new technology to improve their students’ experience and found us. To all our users: thank you.
Secondly, we built a shiny new product that helps individuals learn a language online. As opposed to Lingt Classroom which helps teachers engage their students, our new site is meant for anyone that wants to self-study to pick up a new language. Lingt Classroom is still going to operate and be supported like it always has, and we look forward to continuing to improve it.
You can see the new site here. Right now, we’re only offering Chinese (other languages to be added soon), so to the Chinese teachers using Lingt: please tell your students to check it out.
This month we’re were thrilled to be named “Site of the Month” by TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).net. From the write-up:
Lingt stands out for two reasons. Firstly, it is straight forward. Teachers and learners should have no problem figuring out how to use it. All you need to do is give your students the URL to your Lingt classroom (you receive this when you sign up).The activities and quizzes you create are stored on site and you can offer individual feedback quickly and easily. Secondly, Lingt includes a function for speaking. Unlike the traditional paper based tests and worksheets, teachers can test listening and speaking skills.
You can read the whole review here. Thanks, TEFL.net!
Though our blog has been a bit barren, Lingt’s new offices in San Francisco have been anything but. We’ve spent the summer working on exciting new language-learning technology that we’re very excited to roll out in the very near future. Which brings us to that new “classroom” label that recently appeared. . .
We love our logo and brand – so much so that we wanted to use it for the new stuff we’re working on. To avoid confusion, we’re going to start referring to this site as “Lingt classroom” – since our users are exclusively teachers (all whom we love for using Lingt). This site will now be at lingtclassroom.com, but lingtlanguage.com will continue to redirect here.
We’ll let you know what we’ve been working on very soon. We think you’ll all be very excited to see what we’ve got cooking.
Our thanks to Thomas Braslavsky at the National Capital Language Resource Center for the great review of the Lingt Editor. We couldn’t have described our own software and mission better ourselves. Check it out!