The Lingo Ledger

7 Questions When Choosing an Advanced Business English Solution

By Jenny Tannenbaum / April 13, 2016

In the modern workplace, where company culture, productivity and employee engagement dramatically affect the bottom line, employers are finding effective communication to be more important than ever....

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, ed tech, Language learning, Language Learning, online language training

What Role Should Technology Play in Language Instruction?

By Emma Rauschkolb / April 08, 2016

A successful language learning program is rooted in the relationship between teacher and student. Technology plays an important role in the process, facilitating this relationship and providing a ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Instructors, Language learning, Language Learning, language lessons, Lingo Live, native instructor, online language training

Instructor Spotlight: Kathleen Ramage

By Madeline Vu / August 06, 2015

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXziMO-pro0&w=560&h=315]   Kathleen Ramage has been teaching English online for the past 4 years. She's taught thousands of group and private lessons to ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, ed tech, english lessons, Instructor Spotlight, Language learning, language lessons, lingo live, online language training

Instructor Spotlight: Frank Rivas

By Madeline Vu / July 17, 2015

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qpw4vN42T8]   This week, we're featuring Frank Rivas in our instructor spotlight with the help of some of his students. Frank has taught English for the past ...

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Topics: corporate training, english lessons, Instructor Spotlight, Instructors, Language learning, Language Learning, lingo live, Lingo Live, native instructor, online language training

Your Language Learning Progress Reimagined

By Madeline Vu / July 16, 2015

For the past six months, we’ve been working to design a new progress dashboard to give students timely insight into proficiency and progress. We’re excited to introduce significant improvements in ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, EdTech, edtech, Language learning, Language Learning, lingo live, Lingo Live, online language training

Student Spotlight: Juan Vivero

By Madeline Vu / June 29, 2015

Juan Francisco Vivero is a Global Auditor at Heineken based in New York City. He received his bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from Sacred Heart University and earned his MBA from ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, EdTech, portuguese lessons, Language learning, Language Learning, language lessons, language training, lingo live, Lingo Live, Student Spotlight

Instructor Spotlight: Vanessa Rees

By Madeline Vu / June 18, 2015

Vanessa Rees has taught both English and Spanish for over five years and most recently with Lingo Live for two years. She’s worked with a variety of students, from young children, teenagers, to ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, EdTech, english lessons, Instructors, Language learning, Language Learning, language lessons, lingo live, Lingo Live, native instructor, spanish lessons, vanessa rees

Student Spotlight: Lisa Thompson

By Madeline Vu / June 12, 2015

Lisa Thompson is board certified in emergency medicine and has been practicing for more than 20 years. She is also certified in the field of hospice and palliative care. For the past 3 years she has ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, ed tech, EdTech, Language learning, Language Learning, lingo live, Lingo Live, medical vocabulary, spanish lessons, telemedicine

Instructor Spotlight: Julia Matson

By Madeline Vu / June 04, 2015

Julia Matson has years of experience teaching English to non-native speakers and studying language acquisition. Before joining Lingo Live in June 2014, Julia taught English in Minnesota to adult ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, EdTech, Education, Instructors, Language learning, Language Learning, language lessons, language training, lingo live, Lingo Live, native instructor

Student Spotlight: Tyler Muse

By Madeline Vu / May 29, 2015

“I started taking Portuguese lessons because it was the only language we taught at the time that I didn’t know how to speak. I also wanted to experience first hand how students were using Lingo Live ...

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Topics: brazil, Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, Education, portuguese, language barriers, Language learning, Language Learning, language lessons, language training, lingo live, Lingo Live

How Much Does a Monolingual Employee Cost You?

By Madeline Vu / April 17, 2015

Business risks and challenges associated with language barriers will continue to grow as global markets become more integrated. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 95 percent of the world's ...

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Topics: Business, Corporate Training, corporate training, EdTech, Education, global expansion, Language learning, Language Learning, lingo live, Lingo Live

The Best Spanish Songs

By Tyler Muse / October 09, 2013

At Lingo Live, we are often asked ‘What are the best Spanish songs?’ Here’s a definitive list from our native Spanish tutors so you can see specifics from each dialect of Spanish (e.g. Mexico, Peru, ...

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Topics: Best Spanish Songs, Culture, Spanish, Language learning

Rosetta Stone buys LiveMocha: 5 Reasons Why This Was a Mistake (Part II)

By Tyler Muse / April 08, 2013

This is Part II of our previous blog post entitled "Rosetta Stone buys LiveMocha: 5 Reasons Why This Was a Mistake". ...

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Topics: EdTech, Education, internet, passionate language, language learners, Language learning, Language Learning, online tutoring service, technology

Point A to Point B

By Tyler Muse / February 13, 2013

Rather than beginning with an introduction or an assessment on why my opinion matters, I thought it best to begin this blog with a description of my experience, an experience that shaped the ...

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Topics: Spanish, Language learning, Language Learning, Lingo Live, Startups, technology, video