"I liked the diversity that Boomalang exposed me to, both in aspects of personalities and to speaking styles, accents."
- Student, Miami University (OH)
"It definitely boosted my confidence. I wish I could participate in these chats all the time! My chat was over an hour ago and I'm still beaming about it."
- Kathryn, HS student, Ohio
"Boomalang is a wonderful tool, and I think that it's the perfect complement for teaching languages. It gives students the opportunity to get to know real culture in real time." -Dr. Moreno Palmero, Harvard University
"I am very shy and not sure of my ability to speak Spanish. But being understood by native speakers and being supported during each conversation was extremely encouraging. I decided to minor in Spanish because I know I can be better and I am capable of learning to speak more seamlessly."
- Student, Kalamazoo Valley CC
Boomalang is a conversation platform and international team of native speakers, trained to guide 15-min. and 30-min. conversations in Spanish, French, Portuguese, ESL, German and Italian. Serving 100+ universities and schools each semester, Boomalang provides educators a way to integrate authentic, one-on-one immersive experiences for students in beginner, intermediate and advanced courses. (Seriously, even novice lows...)
Founded in 2014, Boomalang is one of the fastest-growing language learning platforms. Educators cite Boomalang as the ideal bridge between the classroom and total immersion; often, the Boomalang native speaker is the first with whom the student has ever spoken. Many of the innovative educators Boomalang serves have presented their results at conferences such as ACTFL, NECTFL and AATSP, as well as IB workshops--you might find our team behind a booth too!
Boomalang ensures valuable conversations through the hiring and training of speakers from referral partner universities and language institutes. We recruit and empower ambitious young professionals across the globe for part-time, flexible hours. Our partnerships began in Venezuela but today, speakers represent over 20 countries across the world. While geographically dispersed, you'd be hard-pressed to find a closer group.
What would you do with access to a team of native speakers? Let us know. It can take less than 10 minutes to get you and your classes completely set up.
Born in Nashville, TN and Mérida, VE, Boomalang is supported by Amazon Web Service's EdStart and NYU’s StartEd.
Q: What is the cost?
2: $19 ($9.50/conversation)
3: $26 ($8.67/conversation)
4: $32 ($8.00/conversation)
5: $39 ($7.80/conversation)
6: $45 ($7.50/conversation)
7: $50 ($7.14/conversation)
$13/conversation (for intermediate high+)
Q: Is Boomalang right for me/my classes?
We have the most experience with beginner-intermediate students, yet our team works with learners all through advanced high.
Q: Which languages are available?
Spanish, French, Portuguese, ESL, German, Italian.
Q: How easily can I integrate Boomalang into my class?
Extremely. View our blog above to hear how others have, and schedule your free 15-min. demo below. Or just chat us in the orange bubble in the corner of your screen. Payment can come from school licenses, student-pay, campus bookstore, or combined methods.