This is Yangyang.
Thank you very much for using Lang-8.
I will do a presentation in English at San Francisco on 13 October.
This is good chance to spread Lang-8 to the world.
As you know, my English is very poor.
So I will practice hard until the day.
I have prepared the sentences which I will speak at the presentation.
Could you please correct it?
You can edit hole sentences if you want.
After your correction, I will upload the sentence here again, and hope you read the sentences in English so I can practice pronunciation.
Thank you very much for your help!
Hi, This is Yangyang, CEO of Lang-8.
I will start presentation of Lang-8.
First of all what is Lang-8?
Lang-8 is a website for learning foreign language in a revolutionary way.
It is a website for learners many languages to come together and correct on another's writing.
Native speakers review writing submited by learners who wish to improve.
You can help and be helped!
Let's say, for example, a Japanese user, French user, or German user were to write something in English.
Native English users will then read and correct their entries using the easy-to-use and intuitive Lang-8 correction tools.
In turn, the native English speaker will write an entry in a non-native language, and other people will correct their entries.
It doesn't take much time for native speakers to correct things in their native language, so our users tend to make a lot of corrections for others.
So, Lang-8 is a lot of people "giving and taking"
Let's see the actual site.
First, you can register your native language and the language you are learnning.
Then, you can write a entry in the language you are learning.
Here you can choice the language you need to be corrected.
This is it.
The entry will be posted to the Home of the native speakers.
This block is "Entries awaiting your correction."
For example, my native language is Japanese so here are many Japanese entries written by people who are learning Japanese, then I can easily find the entries waiting for my correction and to to correct their entries.
You can also be friend each other and the friends entries will be shown another block.
Of course all these action is free.
In the real world there might be some people exchanging languages, but this is much more convenient on th internet.
We are just exploiting the fact that everyone (weill, almost everyone ) speaks their native tongue well.
At Lang-8 everyone is a student and at the same time a teacher.
You might wonder how much people actually correct other people's entries.
Often people get a creection within 5 minutes - and over 90% of entries will get corrected.(except entries written in English.)
The other unique point of Lang-8 is that you can read enries of foreign people in your native language.
It is very fun to understand how foreign people think and to see how foreign culture like.
Though, our company is located in Japan, but our users are from 200 countries all over the world, and 70% of Lang-8 users is non-Japanese.
Our goal is worldwide service, not Japanese local service.
There are entries written in 80 kind of languages.
Let's see some example.
This entry is written in XX language by YY native speaker.
This is written in XXX language by YY native speaker.
Let's see more data.
The total Lang-8 users are 190,000 people now.
The total entries posted before are 570,000 entries.
There is a common confusion to thinking our service is a translation service, but our service is a language lerning service.
Plese no to mistake for.
Translation needs high- level skills, but correctiong sentences is not hard, it is enough if you are the native speaker of the language, then you can correct easily.
There are so many kind of languages here.
Thank you very much,
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Dear Lang-8 users, This is Yangyang. Thank you very much for using Lang-8. I will do a presentation in English at San Francisco on 13 October. http://sfjapannight.com/en/ This is good chance to spread Lang-8 to the world. As you know, my English is very poor. So I will practice hard un