A Chat with Olga Degtyareva, Head of Education at Let Me Speak

LetMeSpeak is an English learning app that focuses on a variety of language skills and components – speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar. It is specifically designed to help users develop their English language skills in a fun and engaging way.

One of the key features that set LetMeSpeak apart from other language learning apps is its use of financial incentives to increase learners’ motivation. The app allows users to earn digital dollars. This unique approach is made possible through the use of Web3 technology, which allows users to easily track their progress and earnings.


How did you come up with the idea for the company? Or what do you think makes this company unique?

The core team of the app has been developing different educational products for 10 years, mostly focused on language learning apps. Through their years of experience, they understood the possibilities that this app provides to people and how valuable it is in helping people boost their learning and overcome some language learning challenges.

However, they identified important aspects that were overlooked by most apps, such as the importance of speaking as a language skill, tailored learning content to the user’s needs, and the potential of grammar to be presented beautifully. So we decided to account for all these aspects and design an app that would follow the best learning technologies and account for important yet undeveloped aspects, which resulted in the creation of LetMeSpeak.


How has the company evolved over the last couple of years?

The company has been focused on the challenge of user motivation, a significant issue in the educational app industry. To help address this challenge, the team explored various techniques, including educational approaches to make the studying process more enjoyable and rewarding, gamification, and beautiful design to boost motivation.

However, these approaches had their ups and downs, and the team realised they needed a game-changing idea to help learners stay motivated. That’s when the idea of financial incentives came to them. The impact of this implementation was so significant that it revolutionised the learning app industry.

What can we hope to see from LetMeSpeak in the future?

We’ve been keeping an eye on the development of Chat GPT, as it has the potential to greatly enhance our product’s personalisation and interactivity. Our methodologists have confirmed its effectiveness, and so we are now planning to incorporate personalised tips into our grammar training. This will provide users with instant feedback and all the necessary explanations to make their grammar learning more effective.