My Happy Planet allows users to learn a new language in a way that is fun and easy. The site also works like a language-themed social networking community. Users can make friends while the expand their knowledge of other cultures and languages. My Happy Planet provides more than text content. Users can also learn through videos and interactions with other users. The My Happy Planet community supplies the information as well as the desire to learn so there is a constant cycle of language learning.Show more screenshots »
My Happy Planet is a newcomer to the world of educational application. The site was created to help users learn about other people around the world while becoming fluent in the languages they speak. While learning a language sounds boring, My Happy Planet has created tools that can make the process fun and interactive. Today, My Happy Planet helps a large community of users hone their skills and share their knowledge of languages from all over the world.
There are books and learning software designed to allow the user to develop new language skills on their own. My Happy Planet makes the process more interactive by bringing together people who know or wish to know a language. The community provides information and assistance to those that are picking up a new language. Others share their expertise so there is a constant exchange of knowledge that benefits everyone.
The My Happy Planet website looks friendly, although the cartoony Earth logo and general site layout does not seem quite as modern as other websites. That being said, the service offered by My Happy Planet is still very helpful. The site also contains advertisements, which are primarily in a text format and blend relatively well with the website, as long as the user realizes when they are clicking on one. A few advertisements are not unreasonable considering the free price of the application.
A visitor can become a user by clicking on the “Sign up free” link found at the top right hand corner of the homepage. The registration form is brief, requesting basic information including a desired username, email address and password from the user. The top of the form asks the user for a language they currently speak and a language they wish to find fluent speakers of. A check box can also be selected if the user would like to receive email offers and updates from My Happy Planet.
My Happy Planet is available to anyone for free. There is no cost for creating an account or connecting with other users. The price is very appealing for anyone that needs some help with their language skills. Students that have little money can also appreciate the price of My Happy Planet. Although it may not be a complete guide, it is definitely an excellent supplemental resource to learn a new foreign language.
MyHappyPlanet is aimed at anyone who wants to learn a new language. Students or individuals can get help from people who actually speak and write the language they want to learn. Others can share their expertise in a specific language so others can develop their skills and become better speakers of the language. Through the community, users can also discover other cultures and the people that live in them. Unfortunately the community is not very active at the moment.