Brings Schliemann’s Language Learning Method Online
new collaborative service will help people
learn foreign languages using the method invented by German
archeologist Heinrich Schliemann
Russia – August 19, 2009
– Larnite Ltd today announces the launch of version 1.1 of
CorrectMyText.com, a new collaborative service for language learners
with the elements of social networking. Once registered, the user can
submit a text and get it corrected for free by someone who speaks the
desired language fluently. Besides, members can request a recorded
version of the corrected text to practice pronunciation.
is the effort of Dmitry Lopatin, a young
scientist and entrepreneur from Russia. As a child, he read a book
about the famous 19th century German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann
who is famous for finding the gold of Troy and inventing his own
method of learning foreign languages. To master a new language,
Schliemann would read a book written in a foreign language, comparing
the text sentence by sentence with the translation in his mother
tongue. Then he would write texts in a foreign language and pay to
foreigners to get them corrected, sometimes spending all his money.
Within two years, Schliemann taught himself 15 languages, including
English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese. Inspired by
the personality of the scientist and his learning method, Dmitry
Lopatin created CorrectMyText.com in April 2009.
get started, the user needs to register an
account on CorrectMyText, which is quick and free. Facebook users can
use the site without any registration. The “Facebook Connect”
button on top of the homepage enables the user to connect
CorrectMyText.com with Facebook in a click. After the registration,
the user can submit any kind of text: an essay, resume, letter, or a
blog-post and a native speaker or someone who speaks the desired
language fluently will proofread the text for grammar and style
mistakes. Correcting mistakes for native speakers is easy, so many of
them are happy to help with proofreading. Before submitting the text,
the user can specify the level of language competence required from
the proofreader, the number of checks to be made and request a
recorded version of the corrected text. At any time, members can
contact each other and discuss language-specific topics using the
built-in mailing system. Also, users can comment on texts or
corrections, discuss the content, or grammar rules.
offers many unique benefits.
are thousands of native speakers who can
correct the text at no cost and will do it much better than a
teacher or private tutor who cannot speak the language as perfectly
as the native speaker.
service can help bloggers or webmasters to
brush up the content of a blog or website if the personal language
competence leaves much to be desired.
user can find many new friends from around the world and
share valuable cultural knowledge, which is impossible when one
attends language courses, or has lessons with a private tutor.
user can submit a text on any topic: love, relationships,
philosophy, world issues, or a text that contains slang, which one
would find embarrassing to show to the teacher or private tutor.
the CorrectMyText community consists of over 1,500
registered members learning one of the ten most commonly used
languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and
Italian. The site also supports texts in non-Latin languages, which
makes it attractive to learners who want to study Chinese, Japanese,
Korean, or Russian and want to find a language partner to get advice
and assistance in proofreading. For the convenience of the users, the
interface is localized to 10 above mentioned languages. In the
nearest future, the author plans to localize the site up to 100
languages, including Latin and Esperanto.
is a good complimentary service for people
who are serious about learning a foreign language and want to get
assistance from people around the world. Visit www.correctmytext.com.
Ltd is a privately-held company founded in 2007 and located in
Moscow, Russia. The company owns B2B portals and services designed
for the users in Russia. Currently, Larnite puts the most emphasis on
language services for the international audience, such as
CorrectMyText.com. In 2009, Larnite plans to introduce at least 4
language services that will have single registration and similar
functional capabilities. For more information, visit www.larnite.com.
Lopatin is available for online discussions 24/7. Please send the
preferred time and Dmitry will be happy to answer questions and share
information on CorrectMyText.com.
Lopatin, CEO of Larnite Ltd