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Getting Ahead in the Race

The tortoise and the hare got it all wrong. The tortoise thought that you could win a race just by progressing at your usually slow pace. The hare thought that nobody could beat him. Well, in the real world, nothing … Continue reading

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Learning Without a Real Teacher – From Correspondence to Tablet

It has always been a real problem. So many people in so many places want to get an education. They want to better themselves. They want to get a better job. They want to have access to opportunities once only … Continue reading

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Tongue Tied

You passed a grammar exam that tested your knowledge of past perfect progressive and other tenses, real and unreal conditionals, passive forms, and various complex clause structures – with flying colors. You aced a vocabulary quiz that contained words like … Continue reading

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Rethinking Design

Ok, so you have a great product. But certainly there are things about it that you think can be improved, right? After all, you can’t get everything right the first time you design something. The best part about mobile design … Continue reading

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THE or A/An or Nothing? It Just Makes You Want to Scream!

When do you use the word “the”? When do you use the word “a” or ”an”? When is it not correct to use any article? This is a problem for many English learners all over the world, and especially for … Continue reading

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Oh, Barcelona, Barcelona – 2013 Mobile World Congress

I’ve heard so much about Barcelona. The architecture. Gaudi. The art. Dali, Picasso, Miro. The sports. FC Barcelona, Messi. The beautiful gardens and wonderful tourist spots. But here we are, at the Mobile World Congress 2013. Our multi-screen version of … Continue reading

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SpeakingPal is a LaunchEdu Finalist

It is not every day that you are considered a finalist in a competition, so we are especially pleased to be considered as one in the upcoming LaunchEdu showcase of innovative educational products and services. SpeakingPal is shortlisted in the … Continue reading

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Presenting at CES – Making the Mobile into a Smart Remote for Smart TV

CES 2013. One of the biggest shows of tech stuff. Everything nifty. Everything new. And here we are, at the Haier booth presenting SpeakingPal TV Remote. It is quite exciting. There is a buzz everywhere. So what do we have … Continue reading

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What’s the Target Market?

So, you find a need in the marketplace. People need to speak in English, right? And you find out that the need is not met. English tutors are costly, or there are simply not enough of them in certain areas … Continue reading

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Great App – Funny Dialogs!

One of our users wrote this to us: “Great app! Funny dialogs. I like to work and play on it”. So, what makes a funny dialog? Here are a few things we tried to keep in mind while writing the … Continue reading

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