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The PIE News

February 15, 2016 (UK)

WeSpeke launches TOEFL test prep lessons

Social language learning platform, WeSpeke, has begun offering lessons for the first time for users planning to take the TOEFL iBT test.


El Espectador.com

November 24, 2015 (Colombia)

WeSpeke--Una plataforma para aprender idiomas gratis (WeSpeke--A platform to learn languages for free)

Ser multilingüe es un sinónimo de prosperidad económica, que quien domina los idiomas tiene oportunidades garantizadas. (Translation: Being multilingual is synonymous with economic prosperity. If you can speak languages, you are guaranteed opportunities.)


Forbes.com

March 24, 2015 (United States)

Crowdsourcing Drives Latest Disruptive Tech in Online Language Learning

Think [of WeSpeke] as a form of crowdsourcing, using other humans in order to achieve your goal of learning and practicing language. Language exchange conversations...still take place..., but with native speakers on different continents who speak through text chat, audio chat, video chat or sending a question to be answered off line to accommodate time zone differences.


Languages Around The Globe (latg.com)

February 6, 2015 (United States)

8 Ways to Find a Language Partner Online for Free

When it comes to meeting people who may be willing to speak to you online in either a tutor/learner or language exchange scenario it doesn't really get much better than WeSpeke. WeSpeke is another social media site, dubbed by some as “The polyglot Facebook", the site makes it incredibly easy to access other language speakers with similar interests to your own. In fact that appears to be its primary function. Much like any other social media sites you create a profile, populate it with your information and photo, then go about finding friends interested in teaching you or learning from you the language(s) you desire. It doesn't get much simpler than WeSpeke. It's easy. fast, and everyone there is looking to meet someone, so you might as well get to it!


LanguagesLynx.com

January 14, 2015 (United States)

A Great Website to Talk with People in Many Languages

"WeSpeke is 100% free, and it's a great website to practice foreign language skills with people from all over the world. You can choose the language of the text on the site in the upper part of the home page. NOTE: It's interesting that like a co-founder of DuoLingo.com, Luis Von Ahn, one of the co-founders of WeSpeke.com, Jaime Carbonell, is also a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the U.S.A."

Lifehacker

June 4, 2014 (United States)

WeSpeke Lets You Practice Languages By Speaking With Another Partner

"When it comes to learning another language, the best way to drill it into your brain is immersion and practice. WeSpeke gives you plenty of both by pairing you up with a partner to speaking the language out loud on a video call."

The Language Educator

August/September 2014 (US)

"Using Social Media to Create Communities Within the Classroom and Beyond"

"WeSpeke … offers a unique opportunity for language students to connect to the community using the target language in an authentic way. Students can communicate both inside and outside of the classroom setting with other students from across the globe using text, audio, and/or video."

DynamicLanguage

July 24, 2014 (United States)

Language Learning with WeSpeke

"If you're studying a language, give WeSpeke a shot! Although it can be nerve-wracking at first, you will likely see dramatic results if you practice speaking on a regular basis. Who knows, maybe you'll even make a lifelong friend!"

Becas y Convocatorias

December, 2014 (Bogota, CO)

"Comunidad global gratuita para aprender, enseñar y practicar idiomas - WeSpeke"

"El objetivo es convertir la enseñanza de idiomas en algo atractivo, divertido y estimulante, dejando atrás viejos modelos problemáticos de educación de idiomas e intercambio cultural."

Translation: "The goal of WeSpeke is to transform the teaching of languages into something fun and motivating, moving beyond older problematic models of language education and cultural exchange."

TM International

October, 2014 (France)

"Trésors gratuits en ligne pour maîtriser une langue étrangère"

"Imaginez un mélange entre Skype et WordReference, et voilà, vous pensez à WeSpeke."

Translation: "Imagine a mashup between Skype and WordReference and you think of WeSpeke."

Université Catholique de Lyons/ESDES École de management

October 7, 2014 (France)

"Apprentissage des langues: avec WeSpeke, l'ESDES améliore le niveau d'anglais des étudiants"

"l'ESDES est l'un des premiers établissements d'enseignement supérieur à avoir perçu tout le potentiel que pouvait offrir l'utilisation de WeSpeke par les étudiants dans le cadre de l'apprentissage et le perfectionnement de l'anglais."

Translation: "ESDES is one of the first institutions of higher education that has identified the potential of using WeSpeke by students to learn and improve their skills in English."

ActualFluency.com

August 12, 2014 (Denmark)

WeSpeke--the polyglot Facebook

"WeSpeke is a new Pittsburgh-based start-up that intelligently combines a social network with language learning."

PlanetaIP.blogspot.com

August 6, 2014 (Latin America)

WeSpeke: comunidad para practicar idiomas online gratis

"WeSpeke es una excelente comunidad internacional, que permite practicar idiomas online, en forma simple e intuitiva."

Translation: "WeSpeke is an excellent global community that allows you to practice languages online in a way that is simple and intuitive."

LearnThatLanguageNow.com

July 30, 2014 (UK)

WeSpeke Review

"What differentiates it from other such websites is the fact that it allows for actual real time practice with native speakers of the learner's target language doing so in diverse ways."

elguruinformatico.com

July 30, 2014 (Spain)

Practica idiomas con otras personas desde WeSpeke

"Para aprender idiomas la práctica es fundamental y si además es con otras personas nativas se convierte en el camino más rápido para asimilar una lengua en particular."

Translation: "To learn a language, practice is fundamental and practice with native speakers is the quickest way to learn a language."

ClicNTIC.com

July 18, 2014 (France)

WeSpeke : Enseigner, apprendre et pratiquer les langues, n'importe où, n'importe quand, avec n'importe qui.

"C'est simple. C'est amusant. Et c'est la façon naturelle d'apprendre une langue — en causant tête-à-tête avec de vraies gens à travers le monde. Vous ferez une connexion – ou plusieurs connexions — fondées sur des intérêts et des objectifs communs, exactement à votre niveau."

Translation: "It's simple. It's fun. And it is the natural way to learn a language - face-to-face conversations with real people around the world. You will make a connection - or more connections - based on common interests and goals, exactly to your level."

hackeaelaula.com

June 19, 2014 (Latin America)

Practica idiomas con WeSpeke

"WeSpeke es una herramienta en línea que te puede ayudar a practicar idiomas, o también puedes hacer nuevos amigos y juntos aprender."

Translation: "WeSpeke is an online tool that helps you practice languages. You can also make new friends and together, learn a new language."

L'Echo

June 13, 2014 (Belgium)

Apprenez une langue en vidéoconference

"WeSpeke se penche plus sérieusement sur la pratique d'une langue étrangère en proposant une messagerie audio et vidéo pour mettre en contacts des interlocuteurs de langues étrangères."

Translation: "WeSpeke puts more weight on practicing a foreign language by offering audio and video messaging to put speakers of foreign languages in touch with each other."

net.nano10.com

June 11, 2014 (Israel)

WeSpeke: לומדים שפות בקלות

"שירות חדש מציע אפשרות מבריקה לתרגול שפות חדשות, בשיחת וידאו חיה עם אנשים בעלי תחומי עניין משותפים עמכם."

Translation: "New service offers a brilliant option for practicing new languages using live video conversations with people who have common interests with you."

celia-lamotte.com

June 6, 2014 (France)

WeSpeke.com : Le réseau social de pratique des langues étrangères

"La dimension très internationale de la plateforme permet de créer un environnement propice à l'immersion linguistique."

Translation: "The very international dimension of the platform creates an environment conducive to language immersion."

Navigaweb.net

June 6, 2014 (Italy)

Sito per imparare a parlare una lingua in video-chat con persone madrelingua

"WeSpeke è, al momento, il migliore di questi siti, che sfrutta la magia di Internet e la webcam per chiacchierare con persone che parlano in modo fluente la lingua che si sta cercando di imparare."

Translation: "WeSpeke is, at the moment, the best of these sites, which uses the magic of the Internet and the web camera for chatting with people who speak fluently the language you are trying to learn."

outilstice.com

June 4, 2014 (France)

WeSpeke Echanges linguistiques en ligne pour la classe

"Il s'agit de s'aider mutuellement entre apprenants de deux langues."

Translation: "It's all about the learners of two languages helping each other out."

Baixaki.com

June 4, 2014 (Brazil)

WeSpeke Uma comunidade online para você aprender idiomas conversando

"WeSpeke é uma rede social com o foco na conversação."

Translation: "WeSpeke is a social network with a focus on conversation."

makeuseof.com

June 3, 2014 (United States)

Learn a Language By Talking With Real People Using WeSpeke

"Learning a language is hard when you're not immersed in the culture and surrounded by the people who are speak the language; that's why WeSpeke hopes to connect you with fluent speakers of the language you are trying to learn."

WeSpeke Community Comments

Check out some of the comments from our WeSpeke community! (We added the bold!)

"I just talked with someone in Peru on WeSpeke and if that isn't the coolest thing then idk what is!"

Learner, US

"I just completed the Duolingo Portuguese Skills tree in three months. It took five months of hard work each day but all I really learned was how to decipher what is essentially code and manipulate that code. WeSpeke has added a new dimension. I can now talk with native speakers. After all, surely the aim here is to able to speak another language--not just read and write it. So I congratulate you guys on creating an excellent learning resource."

Mark L, Learner, South Africa

"With new text chat feature, we are able to use WeSpeke in class on our iPads. Kids LOVED it.

Erin H, Teacher, United States

I'm from Vietnam, where the native language is Vietnamese. I have used WeSpeke for two months. At first it was to practice English, improve and maintain my level, or to learn other languages. Now, I also find it useful in finding/making friends and stay connected with them. I'd love to say that your site is amazing and I really like it.

Tung, Learner, Vietnam

He practicado y mejorado mi inglés durante una semana como nunca antes. ¡Todo el sitio es muy interactivo y estoy fascinada con este página! De verdad muchas gracias por tan valiosa herramienta."

Sandy, Learner, Venezuela

"WeSpeke is the best language exchange I've ever visited. It's been really useful to me. I think it is the safest page I've visited.

Patricia A., Teacher, Argentina

"Thank you very much for this tremendous opportunity for my students. A great way for them to stay active in the target language. I will certain share this with my Study Abroad office."

Kathryn, Teacher, United States

"My High School students have been loving the platform so far. I always heard good comments from them, congrats to the WeSpeke team."

Maciel, Teacher, Mexico

"I envision each of my students using WeSpeke very often during my classes. I tried it out this last weekend and texted with a Colombian for 40 minutes....amazing! I'm SO adding this right away to project guidelines that I do with my students. Thank you for working on this amazing program."

Andrew, Teacher, Colorado US

"I think Wespeke is an amazing tool. I have been learning English since I was 11 years old (I'm 31 now) but I haven't had many possibilities to talk to a native speaker. It's a different experience.

Silvina, Learner, Argentina

  • I just talked with someone in Peru on WeSpeke and if that isn't the coolest thing then idk what is!WeSpeke User
  • WeSpeke - the polyglot Facebook - “intelligently combines a social network with language learning”ActualFluency.com
  • I'm from Vietnam, where the native language is Vietnamese. I have used WeSpeke for two months. At first it was to practice English, improve and maintain my level, or to learn other languages. Now, I also find it useful in finding/making friends and stay connected with them. Your site is amazing…WeSpeke User
  • WeSpeke is, at the moment, the best of these sites, which uses the magic of the Internet and the web camera for chatting with people who speak fluently the language you are trying to learn.Navigaweb
  • What differentiates [WeSpeke] from other such websites is the fact that it allows for actual real time practice with native speakers of the learner’s target language…Learn That Language Now
  • Imagine a mashup between Skype and WordReference and you are thinking of WeSpeke.TM International

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