Internet Polyglot   Mikhail Gavryuchkov
What is Polyglot? • A polyglot is someone who knows many   languages. • From Greek πολυ-, «many» and   γλώσσα, «language»....
What is Internet Polyglot?• Web site http://www.internetpolyglot.com• And mobile site http://m.internetpolyglot.com• I am ...
What is Internet Polyglot?• Build vocabulary in foreign languages• with help of native speakers.• Users play games and lea...
What is Internet Polyglot?  • Lessons created by users, including    professional educators.  • Audio pronunciation by nat...
Internet Polyglot: Some Numbers • Lessons in 34 languages (cross-language) • 12,000 organic visits a day • 160,000 registe...
Game examples: Guessing Game
Game examples: Matching               Gamehttp://bit.ly/iPoly
Mobile •   http://m.internetpolyglot.com •   HTML5 •   Live on iPhone, Android •   1,000+ active daily usershttp://bit.ly/...
Guessing Game on Mobilehttp://bit.ly/iPoly
Internet Polyglot: Summary •   Internet Polyglot was a “hobby”. •   Converted to a high margin profitable     business. • ...
Internet Polyglot                      From hobby to a business                           (Some details)                  ...
More stats: Demographicshttp://bit.ly/iPoly
Plans•   Social networks integration•   Connect People•   User-driven content•   More games•   Add grammar, immersion•   M...
Social Networks IntegrationPlay language games, earn trophies, postthem on Facebook                                  Herew...
Connect People• Help people find each other – teachers and  students, learners of the same language.• Let people play agai...
User-driven content• Allow users create lessons with audio, video,  images (crowdsourcing) and share revenue• Allow users ...
More Games      Develop more games, make them more                   engaging         Evolution of language learning proce...
Add Grammar: ImmersionCover more language learning aspects:    • Add grammar lessons/games    • Add immersion courseshttp:...
More Lessons, More Languages  • I received emails from American Indian tribes    asking to add their languages.  • Ulster ...
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  1. 1. Internet Polyglot Mikhail Gavryuchkov
  2. 2. What is Polyglot? • A polyglot is someone who knows many languages. • From Greek πολυ-, «many» and γλώσσα, «language».http://bit.ly/iPoly
  3. 3. What is Internet Polyglot?• Web site http://www.internetpolyglot.com• And mobile site http://m.internetpolyglot.com• I am the first user.http://bit.ly/iPoly
  4. 4. What is Internet Polyglot?• Build vocabulary in foreign languages• with help of native speakers.• Users play games and learn.http://bit.ly/iPoly
  5. 5. What is Internet Polyglot? • Lessons created by users, including professional educators. • Audio pronunciation by native speakers. • Images for better mental association.http://bit.ly/iPoly
  6. 6. Internet Polyglot: Some Numbers • Lessons in 34 languages (cross-language) • 12,000 organic visits a day • 160,000 registered users. • 15,000 Facebook "Likes".http://bit.ly/iPoly
  7. 7. Game examples: Guessing Game
  8. 8. Game examples: Matching Gamehttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  9. 9. Mobile • http://m.internetpolyglot.com • HTML5 • Live on iPhone, Android • 1,000+ active daily usershttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  10. 10. Guessing Game on Mobilehttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  11. 11. Internet Polyglot: Summary • Internet Polyglot was a “hobby”. • Converted to a high margin profitable business. • 2,000,000 unique visitors last year • 46% retention rate • I look for an investor/partner to scale uphttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  12. 12. Internet Polyglot From hobby to a business (Some details) Mikhail Gavryuchkovhttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  13. 13. More stats: Demographicshttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  14. 14. Plans• Social networks integration• Connect People• User-driven content• More games• Add grammar, immersion• More lessons, more languageshttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  15. 15. Social Networks IntegrationPlay language games, earn trophies, postthem on Facebook Herewith I pronounce you a Knight Polyglot Sweet! Gonna post it on Facebook!http://bit.ly/iPoly
  16. 16. Connect People• Help people find each other – teachers and students, learners of the same language.• Let people play against each other.• Let people leave feedback on others’ progress.http://bit.ly/iPoly
  17. 17. User-driven content• Allow users create lessons with audio, video, images (crowdsourcing) and share revenue• Allow users leave feedback on lessons or report abusive content (crowd-moderation)http://bit.ly/iPoly
  18. 18. More Games Develop more games, make them more engaging Evolution of language learning process on Internet Polyglothttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  19. 19. Add Grammar: ImmersionCover more language learning aspects: • Add grammar lessons/games • Add immersion courseshttp://bit.ly/iPoly
  20. 20. More Lessons, More Languages • I received emails from American Indian tribes asking to add their languages. • Ulster Scots, Catalan. • I spoke to a fan of Internet Polyglot who wants to add hotel/travel industry lessons. • Lots of ideas from the vibrant community.http://bit.ly/iPoly
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