Myngle is a language learning tool that educates users through online courses. Users can register for private lessons and on-demand classes. On-demand classes move at the user’s preferred pace and allows users to take lessons any time, 24 hours a day. Users can search the site for available teachers or use the advisor feature to obtain Myngle recommendations. Many language options are available, including English, Italian, French, Bulgarian, Urdu, Catalan, Greek, Norwegian, Latin, French, Hindi, German, Esperanto and Russian. The user registers, books a lesson and begins learning right away. Classrooms require the user to attend during a specified date and time. The site caters to learners of all skill levels, from brand new beginners to individuals who just need to brush up on language skills.
Myngle was founded in December of 2007 by Marina Tognetti. The service was designed to give users more ways to learn a language. The application has attracted many educators and students. In 2009, Myngle obtained $1.25 million from Dutch government-backed Rabobank. The application was previous backed by €800 in seed funding from HenQ. Myngle has attracted a lot of attention from users, who rated the application high in the areas of pronunciation and speaking.
Myngle isn’t a canned language course. Users can visit the site to search for real, live teacher who participate in virtual classrooms with students. The application is also more affordable than many alternative language learning options. Users can work with their schedule and choose courses that suit their skill level and purpose. The site also covers an enormous selection of languages so users have many options.
Myngle welcomes users with a gentle blue and orange color scheme and a professional design. The layout is logical, allowing users to easily learn more and begin searching for potential language teachers. The site doesn’t offer anything cutting edge in terms of appearance, but it does provide a healthy environment that encourages users to expand their language speaking abilities. Teacher profiles include an image, which makes the search more personal.
New users can try Myngle by clicking the orange “Register for free trial” button found near the lower, right corner of the homepage. The user is asked to provide a username, password, email address, country location, time zone, optional Skype ID, desired language, current skill level and native language. The user is automatically logged in and can begin searching for a teacher.
Creating a Myngle account costs nothing. The user is only charged when they purchase the services of a teacher. The site offers three lesson packages. The first includes 10 lessons at a price of €22.50 per lesson for a total of €225 for the package, which is valid for up to 120 days after purchase. The mid-range plan includes 30 lessons valid for up to nine months at a price of €645 (€21.50 per lesson). A 50 lesson package can be purchased for €995 total (€19.90 per lesson) which remains valid for one year.
Myngle is an appealing educational tool for anyone who wants to learn a language. The application gives users a way to work with real language teachers at reasonable per lesson rates. The user can purchase private lessons or work in a virtual classroom. The site offers courses in a wide range of languages from all over the world. Anyone can create a Myngle account for free.