Fancy learning a new language? From a native speaker? From the comfort of your own home? Well, if so, that’s just become both possible and a whole lot easier thanks to our latest Startup of the Week. Put simply, Fluentify is a marketplace for languages.
The online platform uses video conferencing to help those interested in learning languages to connect with native speakers all around the world. Not only that, but the platform lets learners search for and engage with tutors who have similar interests - that way you can learn a language and talk about the things that really interest and matter to you both - thereby helping the whole process be more enjoyable. Fluentify classes take the form of 30 minute sessions which can be planned at times that suit you best.
Of course it’s not only the learner who benefits from Fluentify - the tutor benefits too - by making money! Tutors can apply to join the teachers’ community and must be able to commit to at least 3 hours of lessons a week. Each tutor can set their own lesson price - anything from £5 - £20 a session. The great thing of course for any tutor is the flexibility on where sessions take place. All classes take place online so a tutor can teach no matter where they are in the world, provided they have a good internet connection and a camera/microphone set.
It’s still very early days for this startup - they are currently still building their community of tutors, so if you’re interested in becoming one, you can. If you’re a learner, it’ll be a little while yet before the full programme of languages are available but you can still register your interest now.
Learning languages should be fun and with innovative platforms like this one being developed, they will be.
The Startacus Startup of the Week is supported by Rackspace, the global leader in cloud hosting. Rackspace are committed to helping startups and through the Rackspace Startup Program they offer selected tech startups a whole host of benefits including 12 months free Rackspace Cloud Hosting and Services. Further details on the Rackspace Startup Program can be found here
Mi-IDEA Manchester Networking Event
27th Sep 2016
The teams from CISCO and Manchester Science Partnerships have teamed up to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West of England.