The adventure all started in quaint Belgium, a tiny country of only 10 million inhabitants in the center of Europe, with three official languages: French, Dutch and German.
In our country it’s really hard to get a job and make it till the end of your studies if you don’t have a certain level in a foreign language. Therefore, from our beginnings we were forced to learn another language in school.
So we passed all our exams and got certificates proving our language abilities.
However the truth was far from what those simple certificates stated. We were not able to have a conversation, not even a basic one, with a native speaker!
It’s only once we moved abroad, discovered new cultures and talked to people that we finally got to a sufficient level to finally speak fluently.
That’s how we got the idea of Speaky. If schools didn’t teach us a language, native speakers did. So why shouldn’t it be the same for billions of other people around the world?
Since September 2014, when we first wrote the first line of code, we have been working hard to connect language learners around the world and help them achieve their goal.
Speaky started modestly, working in a veranda, and is now becoming a global brand supported by the European Union and a worldwide community of hundreds of thousands of language learners.
We have great ambitions and are therefore working harder everyday to empower digital language learning and create the best social network for language learners.
Believe us, we know quite a bit how hard it is to learn a language, and if you are ever in Brussels , we would love to share one of our quality beers with you and talk about changing the world.
GOSPEAKY is a webcam-based language learning platform, which aims to connect people who want to improve their oral skills in a particular language with native speakers from around the world. Chat with people that share your interests while learning a language! Any native speaker could potentially become a language tutor, the only requirements are to be dynamic, motivated and willing to help our community getting better everyday. Service will be free for people who want to exchange their skills and a paying service for people who are just looking for a private tutor.
Feel free to contact us for any reason at: email@example.com. One of those three guys above will answer you quickly ;