Your guide to foreign language fluency

Learning on your own shouldn’t feel lonely

You’re in the right place

OptiLingo was founded in 2016 to help people who truly wanted to learn a new language but struggled and failed too many times to think it was possible.

For years, language learning “experts” have put eager students through outdated, ineffective methods. They treat language as a subject to study, not a tool to use. Those methods lead to failure, ruining people’s dreams of learning a new language. Worse of all, they give up believing it’s their fault.

Our mission is to breathe life into those dreams again.

OptiLingo empowers language-learners to reach fluency by showing them that they were never the problem. Their methods were.

The story behind Optilingo

Jonty Yamisha

Hi! I’m Jonty Yamisha, the founder of OptiLingo. I’ve been exactly where you are now. Uncertain. Frustrated. Tired of trying a new program only to put it down a few weeks (or even a few days later). I spent years trying to learn German. And after countless hours of studying and testing, I struggled to say a few sentences. So, I gave up.

Languages never seemed to click with me. But it wasn’t until my early 30s that I realized if I didn’t learn my native language, Circassian, I would never fully understand who I was or truly connect with my family.

Except, I believed I sucked at learning languages (I had the track record and the grades to prove it). But the stakes were high. I felt I didn’t have a choice, that it was something I had to do. Determined, I set off to teach myself this ancient, dying language.

There are a lot of bad ways to learn a language out there. Through my 10-year journey, I learned what they were and how to avoid them. And I discovered better ways. In the end, I was able to teach myself Circassian. Then German. Then Russian. Then many more…

My journey to fluency showed me that I was never bad at learning languages. I was simply using dated, ineffective methods. Methods many other language learning platforms still use. But once I discovered the right way to learn a language, fluency was inevitable.

I’m here now to lead you on a similar path. Passed self-doubt, frustration, and failure toward the path of least resistance to fluency in the language you’ve always dreamed of learning.

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Jonty Yamisha Founder of OptiLingo

Speak like a local

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Use what you learn

How often are you going to say, “the bears wear blue pants” in any language?

Yet, many language-learning apps teach you useless phrases that you’ll never use. It’s not cute. It’s a waste of time. Instead, OptiLingo targets high-frequency words and phrases so you learn words you can use from your very first lesson. Because that’s what really matters.

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Your guide to reaching fluency

Trying to learn a language by jumping in the deep end and seeing if you can swim often ends in drowning. You need a guide, a coach who will inspire and motivate you on your path to fluency.

OptiLingo leads you down the path of least resistance in just 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. With us as your guide, you’ll never feel alone, but you also won’t feel pestered to stop everything and study. Lessons are never boring or repetitive.

It’s learning that simply feels right. Because it’s the natural way to learn a language.

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Scientifically proven methods

You’ll need to do more than memorize vocabulary flashcards if you want to converse with locals. You need comprehensible input so you don’t get bored or lost in your lessons. And you need Spaced Repetition Systems to help you revisit and remember what you’ve covered already.

OptiLingo builds off the most efficient methods out there to give you a language learning program that never feels like a chore. Because who wants more work to do?

OptiLingo’s Methodology