TinyWorld is a social language acquisition site which aims to optimize user experience, the crucial factor for learning quality, with a perfect combination of technologies to facilitate online language sharing. The program is now seeking for $50,000 million funding on Indiegogo to support the radical approach to language learning and teaching.

TinyWorld adopted a spate of measures to keep the users motivated during the tough language learning process. The service offers learning sources through a simple theme-based platform. Learners are asked to pick one attractive theme from the eight currently available ones and a language to start. All the course materials are created by real people to ensure that the things you have learned can solve daily communication problems. In addition, it also mixed the elements of larger massive open online courses with social networking features.

TinyWorld makes the best use of e-learning concept to guarantee language immersion environment, helping users to practice with high rate of repetition and customized feedbacks from tutors.

Users can sign up as a student or teacher or both. It is up to the instructors to decide whether or how much to charge for the course.

The project has so far raised $35,557 with 23 days to go. The company is currently a few steps away from finishing a working prototype for TinyWorld and the fund will be used to complete the video streaming integration feature, add a few other key languages other than English to the platform, and fine-tune a few tools for enabling an easy-to-use and efficient learning environment.

Headquartered in New York and Shanghai, TinyWorld is founded by an international team of five members led by Andrew Wong, who is also the CEO and founder of NY Entrepreneurs Business Network (NYEBN), one of the largest business event companies in NYC serving small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs.

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via lixin@sixthtone.com or Twitter.

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