Type of site
Lingvist's method includes 3 different modules: A Memorize section - based on word cards -, and the Challenges area, which offers numerous reading, listening and speaking exercises with dialogues.
Lingvist's software analyses various text sources, such as subtitles or articles to determine the frequency of words in a given language.
As an adaptive tool, Lingvist uses mathematical optimisation to adapt the lessons to its users' level. The user will repeat words he or she has previously forgotten or written incorrectly, but will quickly progress from those mastered at the first go.
Lingvist's advantage is it teaches users quickly, starting with the most relevant words. While there are grammar references for the curious, Lingvist is not about teaching grammar, but about teaching the language as it is used naturally. 
History and development
Lingvist's prototype was created by Estonian physicist Mait Müntel while living in Switzerland and learning the French language.
In 2014, €1 Million has been raised from SmartCap, Nordic VC Inventure, and other angel investors in order to keep developing the tool.
In November 2015, Lingvist raised $8 million in Series A funding which was led by Japanese e-commerce and online services giant Rakuten, with participation from local investment firm SmartCap, Inventure, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn and former Atomico partner (and Skype exec) Geoff Prentice. 
Recognitions and awards
In March 2013, Lingvist's program received a 9,900 EUR Prototron Grant to finance their initial prototype.
In October 2015, the Lingvist Team was recognized as the "brightest startup" by the Tallinn Entrepreneurship Awards.
In February 2017, Lingvist completed their Horizon 2020 project and received additional funding from Rakuten.
In June 2017, Lingvist was a recipient of the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Rise Awards. 
- Language education
- Language pedagogy
- Computer-assisted language learning
- List of language self-study programs
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