There’s an exciting movement to get 1 million people speaking Welsh by 2050. With the recent announcement to reflect this target in law, there was a flurry of interest in golingo in Welsh media. S4C, the Welsh language TV channel, ran an article highlighting how golingo can boost speaking confidence for Welsh learners. It featured an interview with me in Welsh! Read it here. A few days later, Walesonline, one of Wales’ foremost online news channels reported how golingo allows you to practise useful Welsh phrases for communicating in the real world. Aptly titled “Virtual pubs and restaurants helping people… Read more
One of the really special things about golingo is that every conversation has a context, just like real life. You learn best this way. And you learn things that you can use every day. Our apps (iOS, Android and web browser) are great for learning and we wanted to make them even more realistic and more useful every day. We've been building an immersive, 3D world, built using world class gaming tech. It's like a safe simulation for you to practice in. We modelled it on one of our favourite places and one of the prettiest village in the Haute… Read more
Hi golingoers everywhere! Great news this week as our iOS and Android apps are in the stores ready for you to use. Here are some links: Don't worry, all of your learning progress so far will be right there in the apps. It would be great if you could download them & give us a super five star review; golingo is still FREE. We'd like to thank you, our users, for your support so far. Your feedback drives us. The apps introduce: Revisions to Lesson 1 & 2 to help you learn important sentence patterns easilyMore learning - the apps… Read more
Have you set yourself the goal of ‘learning a language’ this year? Or are you thinking about it? Well, you’re in great company. Most people in the world are bilingual, so language learning is the norm. It has all sorts of benefits, from opening up new career opportunities to expanding your dating pool! But one thing has always struck me about people who learn languages. Many have been learning for a long time and have struggled to reach a level they are happy with. Many lack confidence when they have to speak. I put myself firmly in this camp. Nothing… Read more
After years of learning Spanish in my free time, I realised I was making some fundamental errors. I was always looking for a quick fix. I cycled between different online courses, books and apps. I’d throw myself into something new determined this time it would be different. But then, life would get in the way. I’d get frustrated with my lack of progress and give up. I knew this start and stop pattern was wrong, but I didn’t know how to break the cycle. Then it clicked. You don’t ever stop learning a language. You can’t bury yourself in one… Read more
EspanolEnglishFrancaiseDeutsch Ayuda golingo necesita que tu micrófono esté habilitado para poder escucharte decir tu parte de la conversación. Cuando use golingo por primera vez, su navegador le pedirá permiso para usar el micrófono.. Si su navegador no le muestra esta solicitud, o no selecciona "Permitir acceso", puede permitir el acceso siguiendo estas instrucciones. Móvil Safari iOS Abierto AjustesTocar Safari > CámaraDesplácese hacia abajo para MicrófonoConfirme que 'Preguntar' o 'Permitir' estén marcadosIr a golingo y actualizar Android/Chrome Abrir cromoA la derecha de la barra de direcciones, abra el menú Más (3 puntos)Toque Configuración y luego Configuración del sitioPresiona Micrófono para permitirSi… Read more
Everyone loves golingo but some folks are surprised it's free. We field a lot of questions like: How can it be free?Who pays to develop and run it?Is it some sort of scam?Does Golingo make money from your data? golingo is free to use. It's funded by the founders - Chris, Jon, Sarah & Tim. We can continue to do this for the foreseeable future. golingo's main cost is improving the application. The continuing operational costs are relatively low so we can operate it for a long time without help. golingo isn't a scam - we won't ask you for… Read more
We had a problem. We had an idea. This is the start of the solution! It’s almost time to find out what you think! Here at golingo we can’t wait to share with you the first release of our language learning platform. In preparation for next week, here is an idea of what to expect. This launch will give you a feel of the content we will be releasing over the next few months. You’ll have access to beginner-level conversations in French, German and Spanish. You’ll be able to access these by navigating to different locations on a map. But,… Read more
You’re in Paris. It’s autumn. You’re sat on the Champs Elysees in a cosmopolitan café. You’re feeling fabulous. You have your sunglasses on. You’re enjoying the bustle of the city and the day has only just begun. The picture of Paris you imagined when you booked your holiday is happening and it’s great. Until.... The waiter comes over and it’s time to order. You search your brain in panic for the GCSE French you learned at school but the only information you can find is, "Je m’appelle Sarah" ! The waiter speaks at 100 miles an hour. You regret not… Read more