There’s a theme running though the Chinese learning community, and something we can totally get behind, that we’re sick of the boring text books and the lack of decent content to read and learn from. Luckily, this is one of the aspects of learning Chinese that 讀able “Duable” (读able if you’re in China) hopes to address.
Recent winners of the Startup Weekend Hsinchu in Taiwan, Duable says that their upcoming website will “analyse your Chinese level and link you to personalized articles that match your reading level.“. This is reminiscent of ChineseLevel.com which launched earlier this year (now an open source research tool) and provides a similar service.
According to the Duable landing page, where you can sign up to be notified of the launch, the service will be live in 42 days (from today) making it the 21st or 22nd of November depending on your timezone.
Here’s a sneak peek of the Duable homepage that was posted to their Facebook page:
Looking at the screenshot I can’t help but be reminded of FluentFlix, hopefully Duable will become the FluentFlix of text-based learning materials.
You can be sure we’ll have a review of Duable as soon as possible.