I’ve previously posted about the Lingual.ly app and web version. It basically lets you say what language you speak and what language you want to learn; provides a ton of current newspaper articles in your target language; lets you click on words new to you to find out their translation; and then turns them into saved virtual flashcards you can study. It’s accessible to high-intermediate and advanced language learners.
TechCrunch reports they just raised a bunch of money, and they plan on spending some of it to provide resources for Beginners, along with the ability for teachers to create virtual classrooms.
I’ll be very interested in seeing what they end up developing — depending upon on how engaging they make their new resources, it might be useful for ELL teachers.