FAQ

1. How much time do I need to commit?

As little as 5 minutes a day for 30 days. Think of it like brushing your teeth!

2. Why should I sign up? How do I benefit?

Learning another language will make you more smarterer. And richer. And more popular . . . Plus, you get to be a part of the most exciting and important neuroscience experiment in the entire world. No really.

3. I want to grow my brain. Will LANGA help?

Um, no, sorry. We checked with our neuroscientists and it turns out this is actually physically impossible. You will, however, learn a new language, which studies show make you smarter.

4. How is LANGA different from other digital language learning systems?

In a word . . . FUN! Our approach focuses on casual game play. Our speech recognition technology is front and center. Meaning you focus on speaking the new language. So if you hated grammar in school then no worries; we don’t know how to use semicolons either (except for our editor, hence the proper use of the semicolon in this sentence).

5. What hardware do I need to use LANGA?

Adobe Flash Player (download here)
Unity Player (download here)
Headset with microphone or your internal speakers

6. Who is LANGA?

LANGA is a Language Acquisition Neural Gaming Android, and you get to teach her a new language! She’s a smart little robot and catches on quickly. Go LANGA Go!

7. How does the speech recognition technology work?

Meet CRYSM. The Computer that Recognizes Your Speech . . . Mostly. CRYSM is the technology that allows us to deliver the leading-edge language skills game you are about to play.

We have a partnership with a company that has developed a state-of-the-art speech recognition technology that supports 25 languages and all English dialects.

When you speak new words, our scientific research shows that you will retain the information better than just reading, pointing and clicking. Lab-based research shows us that you can learn and retain over 80 words if practiced using our methodology in as little as two weeks.

Still don’t believe us? Give us a try—it’s free!