The new language exchange app
‘Social Language’ is now available after its launch on both the App Store and Play Store. The App has built an outstanding social network for people from around the world to easily exchange Chinese and English in their mother tongues. The best part is that it’s totally free! There’s no need to pay for expensive courses or tutors – and the app is filled with hundreds of interactive Chinese lessons.
This App is designed by a start-up team based in Suzhou, China. The concept behind the app is to make learning more convenient; and to solve the common problem for millions of people who can’t get beyond a very basic level of Chinese. Many of us don’t have the time or resources to take long-term, formal lessons, so ‘Social Language’ invites tens of thousands of Chinese speakers to use their free time to help teach Chinese to foreigners from all around the world. In exchange, Chinese teachers are able to learn English lessons from native speakers and improve their speaking and listening skills too.
Social Language has a user friendly design utilising ‘gamified’ elements. Once you conquer a lesson, you earn experience points and level up in a similar way to a role-playing game. You start from level 1 with a pot of gold tokens. To progress you must spend these tokens on each lesson – and if you start running low on gold you can earn more by recording your own lessons for other users. This rule creates a fair and effective balance between every user’s role as a teacher and a student.
Social Language is also one of them best places you can find to make new Chinese speaking friends. Most Chinese users you meet on the network can speak at least a basic level of English, so simple communication for users shouldn’t ever be a barrier. The developers have also said that they will be enhancing the social functions for the App in the next three months. Once such development will allow you to send more voice recordings, texts, and even photos. With this, users can conveniently get to know each other more and make as many friends as they wish, either online or offline.