Linh PhungDr. Linh Phung, a 2017 graduate of Anaheim University’s Doctor of Education in TESOL program, is CEO of Eduling International LLC or EdulingTM, a company offering online language instruction and services. The company released a first-of-its-kind app, Eduling Speak, which enables English language learners to talk in pairs while completing communicative tasks. The app is like a Netflix of daily tasks that learners can browse and select to complete with a friend or a random learner on the app. Because learners have to collaboratively solve a problem posed by the task, it provides them with a genuine need to communicate. The app is a result of Eduling’s years of research and development in task-based language teaching and gamification in language education. The app can now be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play in 176 countries in the world.

“Task-based language teaching has been described as the orthodoxy of language instruction in many countries for decades, but it has been difficult to implement in the classroom,” explained Dr. Linh Phung. “This app offers well-designed tasks that are also gamified to engage learners in meaningful interactions that will drive language development.” Dr. Phung has recently received an Immigrant Entrepreneur Award from Global Pittsburgh for her 15-years of work in language instruction and services.

With the goal of developing English learners’ true communicative competence, Eduling Speak offers endless speaking opportunities for English learners of all ages, proficiency levels, and countries. It fills a gap in the app market, where applications mostly focus on mechanical exercises that generally only involve repetition, imitation, and limited interaction with a machine instead of with humans. The key features of the app include:

  • It’s task-based: Learners need to talk to complete a task with a tangible outcome at the end
  • It’s gamified, engaging, and fun
  • It’s interactive: Learners interact with the app and with another English speaker
  • It’s like the Netflix of tasks and games for learners to choose from
  • It’s borderless: It connects English speakers from any location in the world
  • It improves learners’ fluency, vocabulary, grammar, and communication skills

About Eduling International LLC: Eduling offers online English language instruction and services to students from any location, including online courses, conversation exchange programs, printed materials, and a language learning app called Eduling Speak. It is based in Pittsburgh, PA and has students from countries around the world.