New Delhi, November 16, 2011
Hello-Hello an innovative mobile language learning start-up won 'Best Start-up Company Award' at the 9th edition of SiliconIndia's Startup City, a technology showcase event, after proving it's strong foothold during TechCrunch Disrupt in the US.
Hello-Hello is an innovative mobile language learning company that couples language learning with social networking allowing users to learn a new language and connect with native speakers around the world.
Hello-Hello was the first company to launch a language-learning application designed exclusively for the iPad. It's Spanish-focused app -Hello-Hello Spanish was included in the limited 1,000-app Grand Opening of the iPad App Store in April 2010 and featured as Apple's Staff Favorite. Hello-Hello currently offer apps for learning 11 different languages, which frequently appear in the Top 5, and often the top slot, of iTunes's Educational category in Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, China, Russia, and the U.S. Hello-Hello applications are also available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Kindle Fire devices.
Leading the innovation on mobile education, Hello-Hello launched Hello-Hello World, the world's first mobile app that integrates language learning with social networking. Directly from their mobile devices, users can access courses in 11 different languages and connect with the Hello-Hello global community of language learners to find native speakers that speak the language they are learning. Users can send written and recorded exercises for their friends and language experts to review as well as provide feedback on their friends' exercises.
Founder and CEO, Ms. Sarah Gontijo said, "I am very proud of having a company with operations in India. This award proves that India is a strong center not only for offering services but is emerging as a global force for developing world renowed products".
Hello-Hello courses were developed in collaboration with The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), which is the largest and most respected association of teachers and administrators of all languages at all levels. Schools and universities use ACTFL's guidelines to develop their curriculums. ACTFL's proficiency tests are recognized and used worldwide by government agencies, academic institutions and corporations. The American Council on Education recommends ACTFL's tests for college credit.
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