The Lingo Ledger

We Raised $5.2 Million to Help Employees Find Their Authentic Voice.

By Jenny Tannenbaum / January 19, 2017

We are excited to announce that Lingo Live has raised $5.2 million in Series A funding! The round is being lead by Owl Ventures, with participation from existing investors Alpine Meridian Ventures, ...

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Topics: Lingo Live

Case Study: Aiding Twitter's Global Expansion

By Jenny Tannenbaum / October 10, 2016

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Topics: global expansion, Lingo Live, Case Study

The Origin Story of Lingo Live: Told by the teacher who inspired it all.

By Katherine Solares / October 05, 2016

Note: This article was written by Kathe Solares, the very first Lingo Live coach and our CEO's inspiration for Lingo Live. Please excuse any grammatical errors as English is not Kathe's first l ...

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Topics: Spanish, Lingo Live, Coach's Stories

Podcast: Improve ROI & Global Business Relationships Via Unique Language Training

By Jenny Tannenbaum / May 17, 2016

When expanding to foreign territories, effective communication can make or break your success. Listen to Lingo Live Tyler Muse and Globig CEO Anke Corbin discuss how companies like Eventbrite, ...

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Topics: Language Learning, Lingo Live, Startups

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

3 Key Elements of Lingo Live's Language Program

By Emma Rauschkolb / April 06, 2016

At Lingo Live we believe that language learning at its core should be about bringing people together, that’s why our mission is, “Connecting people through learning.” But what does that really mean? ...

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Topics: Language Learning, Lingo Live

#mylingolive

By Tyler Muse / March 15, 2016

A lot of people ask us "What's different about Lingo Live? There are so many other competitors in this space." I'll leave it to our Chief Learning Officer, Jesse Abing, to explain the nuances of our ...

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Topics: Lingo Live

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

How Much Does a Monolingual Employee Cost You? Part 2: Missed Connections

By Madeline Vu / March 16, 2015

This is the second installment of a three-part series detailing the impact of corporate language training on the bottom line of multinational companies. According to a study from Ernst & Young, 70 ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, global expansion, language barriers, Language Learning, language training, Lingo Live, online language training

Muito animados... We're announcing our first new language!

By Tyler Muse / May 14, 2013

After more than a year of fine-tuning our solution for Spanish, we are thrilled to announce that Lingo Live will be expanding into Brazilian Portuguese as of July 1st! We are beta-testing Portuguese ...

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Topics: brazil, portuguese, Language Learning, lingo live, Lingo Live, native instructor

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