A new application can help users learn a new language while they’re online.

language-webTwo years ago, Thomas Reese was a University of Illinois student learning Chinese. He figured there had to be a more effective way to pick up a new language than by using flashcards.

One day, while browsing the web, it came to him.

Why not create an application where users can simultaneously be online and learn a new language?

“I figured there’s nothing really special happening when you’re browsing the web. You’re just trying to get content, and you might as well at the same time be getting some other value out of it,” Reese said.

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