• Fun, authentic, secure conversations with trained native Spanish speakers

     

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  • Supplement classroom instruction to boost intercultural competence

    SLA is a skill that requires practice and motivation. Boomalang makes this possible, connecting students to engaging conversation coaches in a low-stake environment.

  • Who are the native speakers?

    Across Latin America + Spain, we've hired the most engaging, patient, reliable millennials with a talent for language coaching.

     

    Students love them...

     

    "I felt like I was talking to a friend. She made sure I understood everything she was saying. I get very nervous speaking in Spanish but she made me feel very comfortable."

     

    "She was very patient. I asked "que" about 100 times and she was willing to repeat herself when I needed. It was great exposure with a native speaker which I don't think I have ever experienced."

  • How do the conversations work?

    Engaging and straightforward for students, seamless for educators

    Boomalang App Features

    1) Student reserves 15-min. or 30-min. on speaker's calendar

     

    2) Student/educator includes conversation topics (optional)

     

    3) Student and native speaker log in and complete conversation, 100% in target language

    *Educator dashboard allows for tracking progress and reviewing recordings

  • Dr. Harrison Meadows, University of Tennessee, Knoxville:

    "Incorporating Boomalang into my course was such a simple process; it was one of the rare instances when using new technology in a class didn't require any troubleshooting. I really appreciated how quickly and easily students were able to start using Boomalang."

    Nohelia Rojas-Miesse, Miami (OH) University:

    "Using Boomalang has given my intermediate level students the opportunity to put in practice the language skills they have acquired in the classroom. For most of my students this is the first time they have had a real and meaningful conversation with a native speaker outside the classroom. This experience has increased their self confidence and has demonstrated that they can indeed communicate. As a result, my students are more motivated to work harder in the classroom."

    Dr. Pilar Munday, Sacred Heart University:

    "My students loved using Boomalang, as expressed in their course evaluations. They enjoyed 'normal conversations' with native speakers while learning about their lives and culture. It clearly improved their Spanish and helped them become more proficient and lose the fear of speaking. As a professor, it is wonderful to see students enjoying their conversations while learning so much."

    Robin Villa, Lee's Summit North HS:

    "Boomalang provided my students a chance to speak with native speakers throughout Latin America in a safe environment. My students knew that the millennial speakers would be helpful and sympathetic to their attempt to speak and convey meaning in Spanish. My students were also communicating with a purpose in a very real-world setting without ever leaving the US!"

    Dr. Lisa Merschel, Duke University:

    "Boomalang is an absolute treat. My students were challenged and rewarded from their conversations with native speakers in Latin America... It was simple and effective for me to incorporate into my curriculum."

    Sonia Montero-Gálvez, Columbia University:

    "My students and I are enjoying so much the conversations in Boomalang! I truly believe that it's a great way to improve their oral skills in Spanish, to raise their awareness of their communicative abilities, to make them feel more confident and to motivate and encourage them to use the language more often. Furthermore, it is very helpful to me, because I can learn a lot about their needs and the ways to meet them."

  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - For others, contact us!

    Q: What is the cost?

    A 15-min. conversation = 1 credit. (30-min. = 2 credits)

    4 conversation credits: $27 (or $30 with audio-recording)

    6 conversation credits: $40 (or $45 with audio-recording)

    8 conversation credits: $50 (or $56 with audio-recording)

    *Contact us about savings for institutional plans or high-frequency conversation plans (greater than 8 credits).

    Q: Are languages other than Spanish available?

    Not yet. We’re eager to add other languages in the future. Spanish is our first sweet spot.

    Q: Is Boomalang right for me/my class?

    Our team coaches learners from Novice Low to Advanced High. Provide your own discussion categories, or let our team of speakers identify focus points relevant to each student.

    Q: How easily can I integrate Boomalang into my class?

    Extremely. It can require virtually no change to your lesson planning, and you have easy access to your students' usage. Click below to schedule your free 15-min. demo.