New best story on Hacker News: Show HN: Get conversational practice in over 20 languages by talking to an AI

New best story on Hacker News: Show HN: Get conversational practice in over 20 languages by talking to an AI

Show HN: Get conversational practice in over 20 languages by talking to an AI
587 by Hadjimina | 276 comments on Hacker News.
Hi everyone, Let me introduce you to Quazel, where we want to enable people to talk their way to fluency. We have all tried various language learning apps and tools, however, one aspect of language learning current services are really bad at is conversational practice. You might get a chat-like interface, but in the end, the conversation partner will only respond with a predefined “if the users say X I say Y”. With Quazel that’s completely different. In completely dynamic and unscripted conversation you can talk about pretty much anything you want. For example, you can try ordering food at a restaurant and even hold a philosophical discussion with Socrates. Additionally, you can analyze the grammar of your responses or use hints to help you out when you get stuck. We want to change how languages are learned from a grammar-centric approach to a more natural, conversation-focused one.