ACTFL 2010

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.

Lingt Classroom ACTFL Booth
Lingt Classroom ACTFL Booth

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!

Big things are happening here at Lingt!

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!

Lingt launches new product at lingt.com

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.

Lingt named TEFL site of the month

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!

Where have you been!? What is Lingt classroom?

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.

Upload your mp3s to Lingt!

One of the most requested features from teachers has been to allow uploading of mp3 sound files to create Lingt assignments. Well, you’re the boss.

You can now double click a record bubble to reveal a new box that allows you to browse and upload mp3s. Enjoy!