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Lingvist 2.0

Learn a language in 200 hours

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Mait Muntel@mait_muntel · Co-Founder & CEO, Lingvist
To follow up with good news, we are also proud and delighted to announce €1.6m in EU funding to help scale our product and offer more languages sets to our users!
Martin McGloin@martinmcgloin · CEO at Sorry as a Service
@mait_muntel Thanks for creating Lingvist - a great product! I know you hail from Estonia - any chance that this funding will be used for an English -> Estonian version to allow ever more people to learn this fascinating Uralic language beautifully? Aitäh!
Mait Muntel@mait_muntel · Co-Founder & CEO, Lingvist
@martinmcgloin Tere, Martin! English > Estonian version is obviously close to our own hearts. We'd love to do it at some point!
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Mait Muntel
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@mait_muntel · Co-Founder & CEO, Lingvist
Hey there Product Hunt! I started Lingvist while I was working on the Higgs team at CERN. I had tried all sorts of ways to learn French - online and offline and everything was too slow. So I designed an adaptive algorithm to help myself learn French. It worked. After 200 hours of study, I went back and took the Estonian school exam in French and passed it. After that, I realised this was a huge opportunity and that's where the company started. We came through Techstars in London last year and are now releasing new languages, announcing some new EU funding and launching our mobile apps for iOS and Android to make our mission of making language learning faster even more accessible for people! Would love to hear what you think, thanks :)
Igor Stefurak@druh_opryshok · Dealflow Manager at GrowthUP
@mait_muntel hi. Where can i find the app for learning English?
Mait Muntel
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@mait_muntel · Co-Founder & CEO, Lingvist
Hey Igor. You can start learning English with Lingvist by going to the main Menu of the app, click on the flag icons and then add a new language. There you can select to learn English from either French or Russian. Good luck!
Moshe Cotacallapa@frankmoshe · Traveler. Scientist.
@mait_muntel Awesome app. Congratulations!
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
@mait_muntel what do you think of tim ferriss approach to learning languages?
Mait Muntel
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@mait_muntel · Co-Founder & CEO, Lingvist
@eriktorenberg His principles - effectiveness, adherence, and efficiency are very well aligned with Lingvist. Our vision is to build a product that will use personal interest for adherence and generate learning priorities based on that. It's very close to Tim Ferriss's approach. The only difference is that he has an approach, but we're making it a full product to help people to follow this approach. Especially the last principle - efficiency! The fully adaptive algorithms are used in Lingvist to make learning personnally effective.
Michael Sitver@msitver · Curator @ Morning Short, Commute Kit
@mait_muntel Interesting. It seems like your product depends a lot on rote memorization though? What are the primaries methods of teaching? [Also, sidenote: please release the spanish version ASAP]
Mait Muntel
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@mait_muntel · Co-Founder & CEO, Lingvist
@msitver There are a few things happening actually. To break it down: The vocabulary that users learn comes up in order of statistical prevalence. So you'll learn the word "beer" sooner than let's say "brick", because it's used more often in a particular language. This will help you make quicker use of the things you've learned and start recognising them around you. All user interaction on Lingvist gets measured. Your hits, misses, repeats to name a few. Based on your learning capabilities and existing knowledge, the algorithm will work out the best (efficiency + speed) learning curve for you in real time. So there will be no set lessons, just you, the language, and neat mathematical equations working their magic.
Mait Muntel
Maker
@mait_muntel · Co-Founder & CEO, Lingvist
To follow up with good news, we are also proud and delighted to announce €1.6m in EU funding to help scale our product and offer more languages sets to our users!
Martin McGloin@martinmcgloin · CEO at Sorry as a Service
@mait_muntel Thanks for creating Lingvist - a great product! I know you hail from Estonia - any chance that this funding will be used for an English -> Estonian version to allow ever more people to learn this fascinating Uralic language beautifully? Aitäh!
Mait Muntel
Maker
@mait_muntel · Co-Founder & CEO, Lingvist
@martinmcgloin Tere, Martin! English > Estonian version is obviously close to our own hearts. We'd love to do it at some point!
Siim Teller@teller · Marketing @Wire
I need German, please :)
eamonncarey
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@eamonncarey · MD @ Techstars Connection
@teller coming soon. Or should I say demnächst
Ray Curran@bettrthanamango
Any idea on the timeline for the English > Spanish version?
Mini John™@theminijohn · Dev, Growth Hacker & Startup Zombie.
Beautiful Design & really responsive !!