LingoMatch – Connect With Language Learners

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LingoMatch helps language learners practice language conversation to achieve fluency.

Target Audience: Language Learners Worldwide: Typically 18-30 years old.
Website URL: https://www.lingomatch.com/


Feedback sought:

  • Visit https://www.lingomatch.com
  • Click “Post an Ad” and create and publish your Ad. How can we improve the process?
  • Browse Ads in your location. Tell us about our look and feel.
  • What could we do to improve our service? Would you want to start talking online, immediately?
  • How can we make this a better social experience?
  • Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

About LingoMatch:

LingoMatch is a language conversation match maker. Any language learner knows that the only way to acquire a language is to practice speaking, especially with a native speaker. LingoMatch matches learners in cities around the world for language conversation in a setting of your choice.

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15 thoughts on “LingoMatch – Connect With Language Learners

  1. After visiting Lingomatch.com,
    1)
    Click “Post an Ad” and create and publish your Ad. How can we improve the process?
    Post an ad.  Suggestions on improving the process – The process is simple enough, however only large cities are provided.  What about people who live in cities that are between 250,000 – 750,000?  It won’t let me select my city or cities within these populations around me.  I would expand the city selection.
    2)
    Browse Ads in your location. Tell us about our look and feel.
    I browsed selections.  Again, by only limiting your city selections to the ones you have, you have narrowed the potential user base of your website.  I think you could get more users if you broadened this criteria.  I do like the ads and this being a tool to help people learn languages.
    3)
    What could we do to improve our service? Would you want to start talking online, immediately?
    Possible improvements – other than the issue I have described above, I see no immediate improvements.  I like the layout. To Start talking online, I think you are asking if you should add a chat room or instant messenger on your website.  I would say no to a chat room because I think people would play around, but I would say that an instant messenger might be a useful tool if you had something that indicates if someone is online at that time.
    4)
    How can we make this a better social experience?
    I think it is already pretty social with the login and integration with facebook.  You could have similar integration with other social sites like Bebo, Hi5, and Myspace.
    5)
    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have. 
    Although your website layout looks ok, I think you could add colors and more vibrant things to make it more visually appealing.  Right now it looks kind of generic, and doesn’t have a unique feel to it.  I think the social aspect of your site is good.  Again, broaden your city base to more than just mega-cities to expand your client potential.  A testimonial section would be nice that says how people got real results using your services.

  2. Click “Post an Ad” and create and publish your Ad. How can we improve the process?
    The process was very easy to do but there was small select of locations to choose from. You should think about expanding your locations. Being that this is done virtually it should be vastly expanded to call 50 states. If you want to put a limit on it then maybe only select the largest cities from each state.
    Browse Ads in your location. Tell us about our look and feel.

    I was unable to change location to the city in which I live I can’t comment on my location. To try to best answer the question I chose chicago as my city to view.  I really liked brief info about the chosen city. The banner of featured ads is a very nice touch providing basic information for a user to quickly view. Then i like how it’s expanded at the bottom of the page allowing the user to read the profile of any selected person. The ability to provide a picture of one’s self is very nice. I must say the layout of the page is not very flashy and that’s good in my opinion, you don’t want to shift the users attention with a lot of flash.
    What could we do to improve our service? Would you want to start talking online, immediately?

    I would not change anything about the website site right now. It would be nice to have something that would allow you to take via messenger or something of that nature. May a poll can be added to the site and see if users are interested in that as a feature. Or even try a beta chat system on your website.
    How can we make this a better social experience?

    Your site is about language swapping so it seems to be social enough. If you would like to expand you could add a text box that would feature twitter, myspace, facebook and things of the like.
    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have. 

    As I stated above the city selection needs to be more broad and perhaps test out a chat feature on the site.  I also stated that I like how the website is not to flashy in the layout but some added color might be more visually appealing. I really like the simplicity of the layout but more colors may make users want to do more searching on the page. You also might want to add some success stories, with pictures and short video’s.


  3. Click “Post an Ad” and create and publish your Ad. How can we improve the process?
    I clicked “Post an Ad” and I found that my city wasn’t there.  I did notice that you can “suggest a city” which is good.  I don’t really understand why does the “city” matter.  Most people will not meet others off the internet such as me.  Most people will just talk to other either through e-mail or phone due to dangers of meeting people off the internet that you don’t know.  I did make a fake ad using another city.  I thought the ad process was easy to understand and did not ask for to much information which I thought was good.
    Browse Ads in your location. Tell us about our look and feel.
    There is no ads in my location but I did look at ads in other cities.  The look and feel of the ads were good.  There is one thing that concerned me though, when you search for ads you look for a person who speaks and is learning the same language as yourself.  There is a lot of languages to choose from.  What if you don’t speak english?  The whole site is in English.  From looking at the search menu, you don’t expect nor ask for everyone to speak english but yet in order to be part of this site a person has to know english.  I notice when looking at other people’s ads, all of them either speak or is learning English.  I believe thats because there is no other option since the site is in english.  If you want to gain a larger amount of clients then you need to change that but adding other links.  
    What could we do to improve our service? Would you want to start talking online, immediately?
    One of the things I think you can do to improve this site is have an option on top of the page which a person who doesn’t speak english can click and the site will come up under their primary language so they can be part of the site.  Have links at the top such as “Spanish”, “Chinese”, and so on.  The person can click the language that they primary speak and the site would come up in their language. 

    No I would not use this site due to the fact that I don’t speak or not learning a different language.  So this site would do me no good but I do think it’s a good site and a good idea.  If I was to be learning a different language, I would use the site.
    How can we make this a better social experience?
    I think you should allow “all cities” to be involved.  Like I said before, most of these people will not meet in person even if they live in the same city.  You can get the same interaction with people through e-mail and phone just as well as meeting in person. 

    Again like I stated above, have links for other people who don’t speak engish to click on and the site to come up in their language.
    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.
    I think overall the site is good and I think it’s going to be or already is useful to people.  I think it can be improved by the things I mentioned above.

  4. Click “Post an Ad” and create and publish your Ad. How can we improve the process? The process was actually very simple.  The only problem I first encountered was that my closest big city was not available.  I was able to suggest it as a city though.
    Browse Ads in your location. Tell us about our look and feel. The overall look and feel is great.  The site feels very inviting and looks to be something that can really be helpful to a lot of people once it really takes off.
    What could we do to improve our service? Would you want to start talking online, immediately? I did not come across any bugs of any type while browsing, nor while entering my information.    I think that it’s a very user friendly site.   I would feel very comfortable utilizing this site at this very moment.  I think it’s something that I could recommend to my friends.
    How can we make this a better social experience? I think with the process of social networking, this site can really grow.    You have to be aware of all the international studies programs throughout different cities in the US though, maybe add these to your list of cities.  Right off the top of my head I know that Tulsa has a huge population of foreign students as does the St. Louis area.  These are all cities that should be added, or suggested to your site.    Some of the students may not know to suggest their city and you could end up losing them as customers.
    Additional Feedback: As stated above, the site is extremely user friendly.  I feel that with the increase in visitors and users, it will be something that can really take off.  Again, I find sufficient FAQ, which I always look for in a site.  I also find a Contact section all at the bottom.   I might suggest that the font be a little larger on these tabs and maybe in bold so as to attract attention.
     

  5. · Click “Post an Ad” and create and publish your Ad. How can we improve the process?
    · The process is quite simple and easy to follow to complete this task. However, there are not many cities available.  I did read the FAQ’s and saw that we can request a city be added, but there are so many large cities that are not even included in this list.  What about Dallas, Detroit, Phoenix, and Atlanta, just to name a few.
    · Browse Ads in your location. Tell us about our look and feel.
    · I think the look and feel of the ads are great, just short and sweet.  The page is clean and not too clutters.  I could even narrow down my search so I do not have to look at all the ads, just the ones I am interested in. 
    · What could we do to improve our service? Would you want to start talking online, immediately?
    · I think that you are a great idea here.  What better way to learn another language than by someone who speaks it without taking classes.  I do think that this website can be expanded by expanding those cities that are currently available and draw in more people. I think than you might get more languages that someone might want to learn or teach, like polish, Hungarian, ect. I am not sure of the whole process.  When you apply to the ad, do you meet in person or just online?  If this is done all on line, why are we narrowed down to certain cities?   Without having an account, I could not go any further and the FAQ’s didn’t mention the next step in the process.  So not sure if there is a place to chat with the person or talk on the phone.  The site was no specific on that aspect.
    · How can we make this a better social experience?
    · Like I mentioned above, be more specific on the process.  Maybe put something on the homepage to pique the reader’s interest. People might be more willing to sign up if they knew it was all online.  Most people are not into meeting someone off the internet, especially in the society we live in.  I like that fact that you are on facebook and twitter, so that will help you get noticed. 
    · Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.
    · I would explain a little more about your services on the home pages so people will understand what you do and how it is done

     

     

     

  6. Click “Post an Ad” and create and publish your Ad. How can we improve the process?

    I think the process is rather simple. You can register or you can sign in with facebook. When I went to change cities, my city was not on there. I think that you should expand the options since there are people all over the nation that could benefit from this.
    Browse Ads in your location. Tell us about our look and feel.
    I was not able to browse ads in my location, so I opted to just browse the New York section. I like the look of it. I like how there are featured ads and then you can browse all the ads further down the page. I like that set up. The look is rather simple and it flows. There is a lot of white on the page, and with the concept you are trying for, you can use some color if you want. It will make certain sections pop more.
    What could we do to improve our service? Would you want to start talking online, immediately?
    I think you should add a city from every state or at least add all the states. That way everyone can browse their location. Other than that, i do not see anything you really need to improve except making more sections pop with color.
    I think talking online wouldn’t be a bad idea. If you do that, you should have one main room and then sub rooms for each city. If you have a chat room, it might get abused and people might complain. I know with chat rooms there are a lot of people that abuse the rooms and use them to post spam and everything.
    How can we make this a better social experience?
    To make this site a better social experience you should be able to comment on people’s post or have forums. That way you can communicate with people without giving out your email. Some people may like to just communicate online. I think a forum would be a great idea. That would give people a chance to communicate online.
    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.
    I think it is important to tell the public why you made this site and the goals for the site. People like to know about sites and why they are created. Also, a FAQ wouldn’t be a bad idea.

  7. Click “Post an Ad” and create and publish your Ad. How can we improve the process?
    Posting an Ad was very simple and easy to follow. I would suggest being able to select multiple languages (cntrl + selection) in the drop down boxes titled “languages I speak”. Some people speak more than one language.
    Browse Ads in your location. Tell us about our look and feel.
    Again, the browsing ad feature is very easy to understand and navigate. However, I am not sure what the purpose is for the “featured ads” section, why is it there? Are they randomly selected? If so, it would be helpful to explain its purpose for being there.
    I find the look and feel is very basic, although nice and clean, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to add some soft background color.
    What could we do to improve our service? Would you want to start talking online, immediately?
    I would add an “about LingoMatch” tab that explains what the site does and what it is about, how does it work, etc. Make the tab sections bigger and use a bigger font for the headlines to enhance the sites features and services.
    Yes. I would begin talking to someone immediately if there was a way to communicate within Lingomatch because not everyone feels safe connecting with a stranger on their own via email or IM.
    How can we make this a better social experience?

    I would suggest adding a forum where members can post various topics, get answers, get to know others as a way to exchange ideas and communicate.
    Also, is there a way of adding a chat system within Lingomatch? I didn’t see one. It would make people like me more inclined to use it and feel safer. I would definitely begin talking to someone if that tool was available
    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.
    I have to say I really like the name and the logo of the site and the tagline, however, for it to be real language conversation there needs to be a system in place in the site that allows people to converse through Lingomatch if not it is just a place for people to meet.
    I thought it would be a good idea for the members of various cultures/languages to be able to post common lingo in their own language under the city chosen.
    For example, if I chose New York, it would be neat to see a section that allows the users to add “most common cliches, slangs, terms” used in New York that way it helps “those” learning english not just english but the “common english used in the city of New York” (just an  idea)

  8. I visited the site without difficulty. Everything came up as it should. It was clear and simple.

    I then posted an ad, again without difficulty. The process was quick, smooth and simple. There were no lengthy forms to fill out. I liked the fact that you did not ask for an extensive list of information.

    When I browsed the ads I had no problem. However, the selection was slim with only a few cities to choose from. More selections should be available.

    An instant messenger set up would be a great addition to the site. I would definitely start talking online right away. I believe that this would be a great social networking board.

    I love the simplicity of this site. The layout is tastefully established without overdoing it. I like the look and the feel of this site. There is nothing complicated about it that would discourage people, but rather encourage people to sign up.

  9. Visit https://www.lingomatch.com

    Ok, I am here. Looks like the site’s landing page has been redirected to a specific page. This may not be wise. Allow the user to navigate himself.

    Click “Post an Ad” and create and publish your Ad. How can we improve the process?

    I wanted to select the language “Swahili” and it is not on your list. Fairly simple process, except being sent to a “signup” page after trying to post an ad.

    Browse Ads in your location. Tell us about our look and feel.

    The “change city” button is tiny and hard to find. I kept wondering why I was stuck on “New York” ads. Layout is nice and typical of ad services. Colors are great and have a “Fall/Autumn” feel.

    What could we do to improve our service? Would you want to start talking online, immediately?

    Offer more languages. Offer more cities. Would I want to begin talking online immediately? Sure, through a message box perhaps, but not a “live chat” (live chats seems cheap and juvenile).

    How can we make this a better social experience?

    Easy navigation and ability to quickly locate what we’re looking for without any guesswork.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

    That should be it. Thanks.

  10. I visited the site without much of a problem. I would however want to point out that it directs one to a sub-domain, https://www.lingomatch.com/language_swap/UK/london. I can’t understand why this is so. It would be a good idea to be consistent.
    Creating an ad was also easy and straight forward though I was unable to select the swahili language as it is not available.
    I was not able to browse an ad in my location as it is not in the ‘Other countries’ category. I would suggest you add all the countries if your target is worldwide.
    The services can be improved by adding all the countries and the languages on the drop down menu so as to provide the clients with a variety of what to choose from and to cater for all.
    As a  social experience, I like the fact that you have incorporated facebook in the site thus allowing invites and sharing but I realized that once you skip the invitition bit during registration, the facebook window just disappears without warning. I suggest you add a statement to assure the user that the post has been made and maybe even give him the option of viewing the published post.
    Generally, I like the layout, the colours are cool; not confusing at all and the idea is great!

  11. I thought it was a useful site and easy to get around in.  I think it’s a great idea for people wanting help to learn another language.
     
    I clicked on a couple of the ads and they seem to be legit., but why just New York City?  I would think it would be national, although New York is a very large and diverse city.
     
    It is a simple site to use and for the right person, very useful.

  12. My thoughts are consistent with many of the previous reviewers.  The site is effective and easy to understand.  I would suggest expanding to other cities and to add widgets for Facebook and Twitter.  I like the fact that you have started with New York City which comprises many different languages, but I would like to see this expanded to the rest of the nation as well.

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