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Lingvist News

13 July 2020

Lingvist Is a Finalist for the UNESCO 2019 ICT in Education Prize

Lingvist is a finalist UNESCO 2019 ICT in Education prize

Lingvist is delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Association (UNESCO) Prize for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Education.

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18 March 2020

Lingvist Educator Tools Available for Free Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Lingvist is offering its platform of online language learning tools to educators free of charge in certain locations* until July 31, 2020.

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12 November 2019

A CERN Interview with Lingvist CEO Mait Müntel

Mait Müntel, Lingvist CEO

As a European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) alumnus, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lingvist Mait Müntel was inspired to approach learning a foreign language with the tools he was familiar with: algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. One fateful day, he found himself stranded at a train station in France due to his lack of French comprehension, despite having lived in Geneva for some time. This experience got him thinking that there must be a faster way to learn French.

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7 August 2019

Lingvist Nominated for 2019 Tech Edvocate Awards

tech advocate awards

We are thrilled to announce that Lingvist has been nominated in the 2019 Tech Edvocate Awards!

The Tech Edvocate Awards highlight the top EdTech companies, products, and people who are making a difference and transforming the way people learn and how educators teach.

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9 January 2019

Lingvist Reviewed on NewsWatchTV

We were excited to see Lingvist reviewed on NewsWatch TV this week.

Their video spot shows off our main learning method, the fill-in-the-blank Vocabulary game, as well as some of our other features, such as the daily challenge and voice input.

Watch the video below for the full review, or view it on their website.

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12 November 2018

Lingvist in “Exploring the Future of Education”

“If we could hack the way we learn languages, imagine the opportunities this could unleash!”


This is exactly what we are trying to do at Lingvist, which is why we were thrilled when Svenia Busson came to visit and wanted to interview our team for her book, “Exploring the Future of Education.”

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14 August 2017

5 Questions for Mait Müntel, Co-Founder of Lingvist

The Center for Data Innovation spoke to Mait Müntel, co-founder and chief executive officer of Lingvist, an Estonian startup that uses artificial intelligence to develop language learning software tailored to individual learners. Müntel discussed how AI can adapt to how well a learner absorbs a new language, and how accurately it can predict what they already know.

Mait Müntel, Lingvist co-founder at Lingvist HQ in Tallinn, Estonia

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7 March 2017

Lingvist and PChome Announce a Partnership in Taiwan

Education technology pioneers Lingvist and Taiwanese e-commerce provider PChome have announced a partnership today. The partnership aims to deliver a new type of learning technology to Mandarin-speaking language learners.

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7 February 2017

Lingvist Receives €1.5 Million Grant

Lingvist, the innovative language learning platform delivering individually tailored, AI-powered language courses for fast, effective learning, is announcing today that it has successfully concluded its partnership with the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.

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6 October 2016

Lingvist Is on The Tech Talks Podcast!

Hear Lingvist’s Chief Product Officer Scott Dodson talking the science behind Lingvist and an early look at our native app update!

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5 October 2016

Cracking the Human Language Code

Using machine learning and big data, a former particle physicist wants to teach you a foreign language in 200 hours―for free.

Cracking Language Code This article was first published on and has been republished with the author’s permission.

During his time as a researcher at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, Estonian theoretical physicist Mait Müntel felt guilty that he had spent nine years in the country and not yet learned the lingua franca. So, he bought a book that promised to get him up to speed in French in 24 hours.

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