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EU EdTech News: Fluentify, Lingvist, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek and iversity

This week EDUKWEST Europe covered edtech news from Fluentify and Lingvist as well as the launch of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek and new certifications for courses offered through Germany’s MOOC platform iversity.

Fluentify raises €300k for its Language Learning Marketplace

FluentifyFluentify connects learners with tutors through its web platform and sets focus on conversational lessons.

Tutors charge between €5 and €20 per 30 minutes, Fluentify takes a 20% cut. The service is currently only offering English lessons but plans to expand.

Lingvist raises €1 million for Adaptive Language Learning Product

LingvistLingvist, formerly Language Accelerator, is an Estonian startup that wants to help you learn any language in 200h by the means of applying big data and mathematical concepts to the learning process and therefore reducing the time needed to learn a new language by 90%.

This week Lingvist announced a €1 million Seed Round and the startup is also taking part in the TechStars London 2014 Cohort.

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek officially launched

Deutsche Digitale BibliothekThe first full version Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek was officially launched this week.

The objective of this digital library is to give everybody access to German cultural and scientific heritage free of charge and is part of a bigger European initiative called Europeana.

iversity starts Spring Semester with new Certifications

iversityiversity already generated first revenue through students who wanted to obtain their ECTS credit points in the 2013 fall semester.

To offer students on the platform more options, iversity now offers three different kinds of certifications, priced at €49, €99 and €149, in some of the courses that launch in the spring semester 2014.

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