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Peaksay Weekly Update: Introducing the “Pronunciation Game”

Hey y’all, This week I’m excited to introduce the Peaksay Pronunciation Game. In preparation for Speaking Mode, I put together a standalone mini-game using the same underlying technology. And I actually think it’s pretty fun. With the Pronunciation Game, you can test your pronunciation skills in different languages. Anyone can play on any device. Get streaks […]

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Peaksay Weekly Update: More Spanish Voices! Tutorials!

Hey everybody, Some cool updates this week to Peaksay Alpha! Spanish text-to-speech voices are now available (using Amazon Polly). Choose from multiple male and female voices in three different dialects–European Spanish, Mexican Spanish, and US Spanish. Auto-translation to English now works (using Google Translate). Listening Mode UI has been redesigned; how to choose answers should […]

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Peaksay Weekly Update: A Redesigned Conversation Creation System

Hey y’all, Thanks so much for the great feedback since Peaksay Alpha launched last week. We got a lot of really helpful suggestions and ideas–keep them coming. A lot of you talked about making the conversation creation process easier, and that’s what I worked on this week. I might even go so far as to call it… […]

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Introducing Peaksay. A New Way to Practice Speaking Online.

Language is all about authentic communication. At Fluentkey, we believe that we should learn languages the same way. That’s why I’m excited to introduce Peaksay, our new conversation game. A lot of places focus on teaching language with flashcards. This is the heart of apps like Duolingo and Babbel. We think these tools are great, […]

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It’s here! An awesome, brand-new FluentKey Live experience.

Today, we’re super excited to introduce the new FluentKey Live! We’ve incorporated the most popular requests from teachers–and also added some awesome improvements of our own. Here’s what changed: Full Screen View: Live now has a beautiful, intuitive full-screen view. Student Names: Students can create their own names when they join Live. (Don’t worry–teachers can […]

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The Importance of Input

The one question that my students ask me all the time is, “How do I REALLY learn a language? How can I become fluent?” And I always like to share this simple rule:  “What goes in, is what goes out.” In other words, in order to be able to produce language, first you have to […]

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This Week in FluentKey

Hey awesome teachers, Thanks so much for checking out our beta launch. We’ve heard a lot of great things about Fluentkey from you guys. We also got some fantastic feedback and suggestions. Keep them coming–that’s what beta is for! Expect constant improvements to Fluentkey throughout this process: new videos, new features, new bug fixes, new […]