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Product – Version 2.18 (November 16, 2020)

Product – Version 2.18 (November 16, 2020)


We are happy to make some exciting announcements today. From now on, we are going to update our app every 2 weeks and share all improvements on our product in detail. You will be able to find these updates via our website, official FB page, and monthly emails. If you are ready to join the Hallo rocketship, let’s go ahead and buckle up for our exciting rollercoaster.

Version 2.18 – November 16, 2020

1. Gamification: Student live streaming, video calling, photo sharing, sharing stories are now available to anyone at any level. All of these features are now unlimited except for live streaming. Students can stream for 30 minutes for free everyday, but if students want to stream unlimited and unlock other premium features such as multiple hop-ons, filters for InstaMatch, recorded streams, and the premium badge, they can subscribe to Hallo Premium. We also implemented AI to detect inappropriate content for live streams, auto-ban spammers, and continue to build a safe, pleasant environment for all Halloers.

2. Schedules page: We are introducing a schedules page to help our students and teachers see their organized schedules in one page which shows both of their live classes and private lessons. They can create, join, edit, and cancel their lessons on this page to be more structured and organized. 

3. Rewards program: With the new rewards program, students can continue to invite their friends and get a reward. If a referred student buys Hallo Cash, the referring student will get $10 for free. 

4. Stories: Can not only friends but also followers see students’ stories. We also improved its UI.

5. Recorded videos: We improved its UI and performance and made it so you can swipe comments to show or remove comments. 

6. App size: We literally cut our app size in HALF.

7. Performance: We re-architected the way we show photos in order to improve performance and latency which allows the app to consume less data.

8. Chats: Now students can delete their messages in chats and send messages in milliseconds. 

9. Safety: Streamers can long press a comment and block a student to kick that student out of the stream and remove all of his/her comments. Also, if you block someone, the blocked person is no longer able to see and join any of your content.

10. Bug fixes: We’ve fixed the start stream, photo-sharing, and InstaMatch bugs. Thanks for being patient. 🙂 We’ve also fixed most of the crash issues, and students get points from hop-ons only if they put in a certain period of time.

Hallo is a fun, safe place where you can learn from native speakers and practice speaking English with real people everyday. Deep inside, we all know that the best way to learn English is by practicing, speaking, and immersing yourself in the culture every single day. We are happy Hallo is already helping hundreds of thousands of English learners from all around the world become fluent. This is just the beginning of Hallo.


The Hallo Team

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  1. Showcasing Incredible Apps to Learn Foreign Languages
  2. Comparing & contrasting different foreign language apps based on functions
  3. How to Become Bilingual: Stories & Best Practices
  4. How to Become Multilingual: Stories & Best Practices
  5. Deciding on a language career outside of the industry
  6. Teaching Free English for Service online
  7. How to experience life abroad – at home
  8. Barriers to integrating technology in the classroom & how to overcome
  9. Free resources for teachers now teaching online due to COVID
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  13. Building community on a language learning app (as a business)
  14. Building community on a language learning app (as an influencer/teacher)
  15. How to host an online event (InEvent present)

Suggested Topics for Research


  1. The Pros and Cons of Online Learning
  2. The Pros and Cons of In-Class learning
  3. The relationship between technology and success in the classroom 
  4. How has the language learning industry changed throughout history
  5. Current growth trends in the education technology industry
  6. Current growth trends in the classic institutional education industry
  7. Presentation of 3 top TESOL Student Theses
  8. Discussion: Biggest flaws & opportunities in the language learning industry
  9. Discussion: Ways to improve classic educational system
  10. Comparing language learning programs & outcomes around the world
  11. International wealth & quality of life outcomes based on ESL acquisition
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  13. Discussion: Which language learning educational systems need the most help & how to help
  14. In-Conference Research: Best methods for learning languages. Polling & Discussion
  15. Case study: reshaping policies in the institution to improve learning
  16. Language learning outcomes based on age
  17. Understanding and overcoming misconceptions about the difficulties of language learning
  18. Best curriculums based on short and long-term outcomes

Suggested Topics for Professional Development


  1. Linguistic Major Career Paths – Panel and Q&A
  2. Hallo Teaching Demonstration
  3. Hallo Teaching Practice
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  8. Improving communication in your University Department
  9. Internship Opportunities & Tips for Finding a Student Internship 
  10. Find Your Students Internships
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  12. Inside look at the life of Language Interpreters
  13. Inside look at the life of Forensic Linguists
  14. Inside look at the life of ASL Translators
  15. Inside look at the life of Computational linguists in the tech industry
  16. Inside look at the life of Speech Language Pathologists
  17. Inside look at the life of Content Developers
  18. Inside look at the life of International Business Workers
  19. Inside look at the life of Language Professors
  20. Interview Skills & What Interviewers Are Looking For – Panel
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  22. How to Create the Best Resume
  23. Pros and Cons to getting certified online
  24. Developing personal brand (as a teacher, influencer, student, etc.)
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