Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Foreign Language Social Network Naboomboo Raises 50k Euros

“Italian startup Naboomboo is a language learning social network. Their goal is to help you improve your proficiency in a foreign language by having conversations, in real time, with native speakers. Companies and researchers have been trying for years to crack the code for learning foreign language. Those who have lived in areas where they’ve had to communicate in a foreign language have realized that the most efficient way to learn a new language is during real life scenarios where you have to understand and be understood. It would make sense that this type of learning is much more successful than in a classroom memorizing vocabulary lists and past perfect tense.

Naboomboo’s platform has made it easy for people to connect with speakers of whatever language they’re trying to master, and talk about whatever topics they’d like, in that language. Their innovative social network has recently earned them an investment of €50,000 Club Italia Investimenti 2.”

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