Polyspeaks – Chat With People Who Speak Other Languages
Polyspeaks is a simple web-based chat tool allowing language learners to find a chat partner and chat online.
Target Audience: Language learners worldwide.
Website URL: http://www.polyspeaks.com
1) Visit http://www.polyspeaks.com. What is your initial impression of what you see? Are you immediately drawn to click any of the buttons? Why or why not?
2) Were you able to start a chat session intuitively?
3) If you’re a language learner, do you feel more comfortable practicing using text chat, or video chat?
4) How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors like livemocha.com and busuu.com?
We know that learning a language is fun, exciting, challenging, and at times, embarrassing! When we had the idea for Polyspeaks we weighed the options of text chat versus voice chat. We decided to build a tool focused around text chat because the majority of language learners around the world are at the beginner to intermediate level, and feel more comfortable writing rather than speaking.