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Edtech Startup Lingua.ly Launches New Web App, Expanding Language Learning Technology to Educational Institutions Worldwide

Lingua.ly, a cross-platform solution that draws on a user’s environment and interests to create a personalized language learning experience, announced today the availability of their WebApp, 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-based language 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 platform goes beyond traditional translation and dictionary services and assesses skill level behind the scenes, recommending fresh content and practice exercises personalized for the individual. It also includes new gamification features, such as a words collected leaderboard and practice session tracker to reward power-users and encourage additional vocabulary searches.

“Lingua.ly’s WebApp extends our capabilities and 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 WebApp has already attracted worldwide 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 their one million plus language learners in the country’s public school system by the start of the September 2014 academic year.

“Lingua.ly’s unique WebApp 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 the classroom. 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. With plans 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 is a 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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