Easy Languages Students Migrate to Lingoda, Get Full Benefits of New Virtual Classroom
More personalised lessons, better connectivity: Easy Languages students get best possible online learning experience
Berlin, Germany. August 7th, 2018 – Easy Languages has merged with Lingoda, a move which reflects Lingoda’s rapid growth and confidence in its new virtual classroom technology, based on the Zoom education platform.
Some 500 Easy Languages subscribers now join 3,500 Lingoda students who use advanced virtual classroom technology to learn languages face-to-face, online, with native-speaking teachers.
Founded in 2012 by Lingoda’s owners, Fabian and Felix Wunderlich, Easy Languages used Skype to connect students with teachers in one-to-one classes. Lessons also followed a fixed weekly schedule and the curriculum was taught using printed textbooks.
Now these students can book classes at any time, day or night, and create a personalised classroom timetable based around their schedule. They also get instant access to Lingoda’s digital curriculum which consists of hundreds of lessons covering a wealth of topics including grammar fundamentals, practical skills for social and work situations, and cultural knowledge.
Lingoda started testing a new virtual classroom technology earlier this year. The response has been overwhelmingly positive with both teachers and students praising the platform’s HD video, crystal-clear sound and reliable connection, even where internet bandwidth is limited.
Felix Wunderlich, co-founder and CEO, Lingoda, says: “The new Zoom-based platform offers a quantum leap forward in the student and teacher experience. Skype was a satisfactory platform when we founded Easy Languages in 2012, but online learning has advanced rapidly. Now students expect a far richer classroom experience. Merging Easy Languages with Lingoda enables us to deliver just that.”
Former Easy Languages students can continue with one-to-one classes, but can now also take advantage of less expensive group classes. They also benefit from learning with a wider pool of teachers, exposing them to different accents and cultural knowledge. Students who complete the required number of classes also receive certificates based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Felix Wunderlich says: “Online education is changing fast. Listening carefully to teacher and student feedback has enabled us to take our classroom experience to the next level, and we continue to research and enhance the platform.”
Lingoda is a Berlin-based online language school, founded in 2013 by brothers Felix and Fabian Wunderlich, which offers CEFR certificate courses in English, German, French and Spanish from A1 to C2 levels. The lessons are held in virtual classrooms and they are taught exclusively by qualified, native-speaking teachers. Courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.