Lingoda Breaks Language Barriers For International Dating

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The Lingoda Platform Breaks Language Barriers for International Dating 

Chloë Hylkema

Written by: Chloë Hylkema

Chloë Hylkema

Chloë Hylkema uses her writing skills to create useful and up-to-date content for DatingAdvice.com. Chloë is an Emory University grad who is familiar with what it means to date in the modern age, and she works to write material that is engaging, truthful, and as helpful as possible. Being on the front lines of the dating scene, Chloë is committed to staying engaged with the ever-changing world of dating to provide the most useful content to readers.

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The Short Version: Thanks to advanced technology, international dating has skyrocketed and is now more accessible than ever before. Singles interested in international dating may shy away from the idea due to language barriers. Luckily, resources like Lingoda provide singles with the proper tools to learn a new language and effectively communicate with their new international boo. 

Building a relationship with someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you can lead to serious misunderstandings. While language barriers certainly make dating more complicated, it’s not impossible if the couple are actively working toward trying to understand one another. Couples all over the world who met in different parts of the world and have been lucky to find love. 

Lingoda is on a mission to bridge the gap of cultural differences across the globe through language. Lingoda helps couples from different parts of the world learn each other’s native language and ultimately communicate.

Lingoda is an online resource that was founded by brothers Fabian and Felix Wunderlich in Berlin in 2013. Fabian and Felix recognized there was a dire need to help people better understand each other’s culture, perspectives, and ideas through language. 

Philippa Wentzel, Head of Language Education at Lingoda, told us how Lingoda’s services can benefit couples and advance international dating. Instead of using Google Translate as their only resource to connect with people online, daters can take advantage of what Lingoda has to offer and dive into a whole new communication experience.  

“At Lingoda, we encourage learners to embrace a well-rounded approach, emphasizing not only grammar and vocabulary but also fostering a genuine connection with the language through practical usage and cultural understanding,” said Philippa. 

Fostering Genuine Interactions and Connections

Lingoda currently teaches four languages: English, German, French and Spanish. Lingoda is committed to helping people master a language by building their confidence because confidence is the ultimate key.

When I was learning Spanish I realized I always did better when I had a bit of confidence. While I still slipped up on the words every now and then, I was able to communicate with my Spanish-speaking counterparts. This is the same approach Lingoda is trying to embed with its students. 

“Our commitment is not just to teach a language; it’s to empower individuals on their language learning journey, helping them evolve from mere learners to confident speakers,” said Philippa.

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Lingoda takes a personalized approach to learning a new language.

Philippa told us that what sets Lingoda apart from other language-learning software is its approach to learning. Lingoda’s CEFR-focused materials were created by experts so students can have a personalized learning experience in which they focus on meaningful topics that interest them.

If you’re interested in how to flirt with your international date, you can learn phrases that fit into that category.  

Not using a one-size-fits-all approach enables Lingoda to create an enriching experience for students to feel comfortable and have fun throughout the process. So far thousands of people have testified that their interactions and connections with others have gotten stronger, and it’s all thanks to Lingoda. 

Strengthening Relationships One Language at a Time

Communication is important for any healthy relationship. Without strong communication, it would surely die. According to recent statistics, communication problems are the most common reason many relationships end in divorce.

Although that’s a scary realization, partners need to be proactive in learning how to effectively communicate with one another from the get-go. 

Learning your partner’s first language will take you on a trip to their past and strengthen your bond with their families. Going home for the holidays and being able to communicate with your in-laws can reveal a lot about who your partner is and where they come from.

couples can grow closer through learning a language
Couples can strengthen their connection through shared language-learning experiences.

Couples use Lingoda all the time to learn each other’s languages. Philippa said doing so can deepen the connection and help them understand each other better. And I couldn’t agree with her more. 

“Nothing shows commitment to a relationship quite like learning your partner’s first language. Even if they speak your language well, knowing theirs brings a new level of intimacy and understanding. Language is culture, and it’s very difficult to fully understand your partner’s culture without understanding their language,” said Philippa. 

Philippa told us that Lingoda courses help couples reach milestones that some would say are out of reach. Lingoda’s class size is small, which offers people the opportunity to get more one-on-one attention and help them learn at a faster pace.

Turning date night into a group online session where you learn each other’s language may not sound like the typical rom-com love story, but it’s super romantic nonetheless.

Lingoda Has Over 100,000 Students Worldwide

Lingoda has expanded since it launched in 2013 and is now servicing over 100,000 students all over the world. Depending on what you’re looking for, there are 550,000 classes available on a 24/7 basis annually. This is perfect for those singles who need a more flexible program that can fit within their busy schedules. 

“The flexibility was amazing! I could choose when and what I would study. The Language Sprint (15 classes/month) was a good fit for me and I felt motivated to complete the challenge, it didn’t feel overwhelming. The other students and the teachers were always really nice and I feel like I got more confident in speaking German,” said Hanna, a Lingoda user in a review

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Language learners have plenty of education options on Lingoda.

From the very beginning, Lingoda’s students are encouraged to truly immerse themselves in the learning experience and go beyond the classes in practice.

Philippa said that the number one misconception about learning a new language is the belief that it’s solely about memorizing vocabulary and grammar rules. But it’s so much more than that. That’s why Lingoda assigns homework and exercises so students always remain sharp. 

Lingoda’s subscriptions vary in price. But all members have access to a free 7-day trial period that includes either three group classes or one private class. You can expect more from the Lingoda team in the future. The team is always actively working toward making sure the platform is a fun and safe space for people to take a leap of faith and learn a new language. 

“The most interesting part of Lingoda classes is the possibility of connecting with teachers from all over the world, and the cultural richness that each one can teach. And the exchange between students from other countries,” said a Lingoda user in a review.