Languages without borders

By collecting public language data, Openwords can create high quality lessons for nearly any language.

Social Enterprise

Openwords is a social enterprise. We believe education should be free *and* open source. We'll always remain open and committed to learner privacy.

Customizable lessons

No one likes being told what to learn. That's why all lessons are customizable. In a matter of minutes, you can create and share a lesson on any topic.

  • Always have open Data

    Openwords app and educational content will be free & open source. This means everyone owns the Openwords educational content.

  • Provide flexible learning for diverse communities

    Openwords has collected content for more than 1000 languages. We can do this because Openwords has open source educational content.
    What language are you interested in?

  • Remain economically viable, will be free

    Openwords is building revenue models that respect learner privacy, respect the sacredness of education, and sustain our open data purpose.

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Openwords Application

The Openwords design has different learning modules. We have single word problems like hearing, review, self-evaluate recognition, type-evaluation. We also have multiword and simple sentence translation problems in development, and a handwriting learning module for Chinese in development (utilizing the Wikimedia Stroke Order project!). The Openwords design is extensible. As we (or the community) develop new learning modules or games, we can add them in.

Importantly the learner (and teacher) will be free to follow a curricula or express autonomy, starting in the simple ability to choose the words they want to learn.

The Openwords app has a minimalist design. We believe languages themselves are beautiful. We also want to bring the community into the design process as we refine our current design. We're happy to share more about our design concepts; we've thought deeply about these issues, but the process is open to you.

We have an awesome team!

People having been working with us coming from different fields of informatics, design, language, management and many others.
All of the money raised in our crowd-funding campaign will be used to support team members.

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    Marc Bogonovich

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    Scott Trepper
    UX Head

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    Shenshen Han

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    Lucas Lim
    UX Designer

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    Nipurn Doshi
    UX Designer

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    Shivika Thapar
    UX Designer

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    Openwords has open educational content. Help us improve our shared asset! What language are you interested in?