You must be familiar with the term Open Platform which is one of the key invention driving the modern Internet business. OpenLanguage, founded in 2012, the Shanghai-based  startup is trying to extend the Open idea to language-learning market. Its mission is to use mobile technology to help busy adults learn languages. In this article, Jenny Zhu, co-founder of the company walks us through what she is trying to accomplish with OpenLanguage.

OpenLanguage is actually founded by the core team is behind the immensely popular ChinesePod. Hank Horkoff, co-founder of ChinesePod, a Canadian entrepreneur living in Shanghai for the past 10 years is the other co-founder of OpenLanguage.  Together with Jenny Zhu, they started OpenLanguage after the acquisition of ChinesePod in the beginning of 2012.

As the name suggests, OpenLanguage’s open to students, publishers, teachers and schools. OpenLanguage is a software platform that provides them with modern publishing tools, language learning materials in addition to the best of modern web and mobile study tools. As Jenny introduced, “The development of mobile technology has opened up tremendously exciting opportunities for us to rethink language learning. There’s so much more that we can leverage than the current options out there.  We want to help people learn and teach in a much more convenient, enjoyable and data-driven way.”

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