Our company A passionate and fast growing speech technology start-up for learning and teaching

The company

A start up with a passion for education and technology

Excellent team

We have an excellent team that covers all the necessary skills to build a product that helps us have an impact on education. We have software programmers who all have a specific passion for speech and language technology. They write the best code to create a platform that really meets the needs of our customers. We consider ourselves to be an educational technology company with qualified colleagues in language learning and we are lucky to have a talented user experience designer.

Important player

The company was founded in 2012 and although we only launched our technology in 2015, we already have become an important player in the area of speech technology in language learning software. Our technology is available for more than 100,000 students in several European countries.

Customer focused

Doing business starts with personal contact to get to know each other. We always focus on our customers; what are your expectations and how can our technology help your business? We can rely on our proved speech technology cloud services and offer mutual R&D projects. It all starts with your needs. Experience our service minded culture and how we invest in customer relationships.

State of the art

A lot of things are going on in the area of speech and language technology. In order to be leading in innovation, ITSLanguage always has intensive collaborations with the best research centers in Europe. Our technology is based on profound scientific research and is one of the most accurate and reliable solutions. ITSLanguage guarantees the quality of its services by providing her customers with the newest speech technology.

European legislation

ITSLanguage is a Dutch company located in Eindhoven. We work according to the European legislation regarding the protection of personal data. Our starting point is to have not only the ICT infrastructure but also the user data located at the customer’s side. We meet the regulations of the trade organization of publishers (GEU).

Supported by investors

Developing innovative technology takes time and money. Fortunately, our investors recognize the quality of our work and help us with realizing our growth strategy.

History

A timeline full of activities.
  • July 2016

    Breakthrough

    Several large publishers signed up for solutions of ITSLanguage. Ranging from the streaming speech recorder to pronunciation assessment and more advanced speech and language technology solutions to assess speaking skills.

  • June 2016

    Loudly comes to life

    Game studio Weber Interactive and ITSLanguage settle a strategic partnership to launch a new generation vocabulary trainer. It will be a serious game that will use speech technology. This initiative is supported by Innomacc and several schools.

  • April 2016

    Team extension

    UI/UX Designer Jesse van Beek joins ITSLanguage, now we are better able to meet the needs of our customers who want us to build web tools, apps, and games that use our speech technology.

  • December 2015

    Beta testing

    Via an easy Speech API, we are able to give access to the speech technology in the Cloud.

    We are proud to give a selected number of customers access to our services.

  • April 2015

    Investment by Sanoma Ventures

    With this capital investment, the team is able to further speed up the development. Besides it leads to synergy advantages for an international roll out.

  • September 2014

    Team extension

    The software development team is extended. There are now not only two researchers, but also three software engineers working to develop the cloud platform. The speech technology algorithms are being developed further to a safe, scalable and robust speech technology services.

  • August 2014

    Deep Neural Networks and Machine learning

    The speech technology for pronunciation quality assessment is improved by using deep neural networks. The algorithms are trained via machine learning. This leads to a promising progress, the quality is improved considerably. According to the researchers, it is a brand new system using state-of-the-art technology.

  • January 2014

    Prototype for Pronunciation Assessment

    Research means exploring new methodologies and technologies. It is uncertain how much time and effort is needed to get the required performance. We started with common technology, but didn’t succeed. The correlation between human assessment and machine assessment didn’t meet our quality criteria.

  • January 2013

    Cooperation with schools

    Together with dozens of schools tens of thousands of audio recordings are made, anonymized and assessed by language teachers. This annotated data will be used to develop algorithms and validate reliability.

    Cooperation with schools
  • July 2012
    Cooperation with schools

    Cooperation with schools

    Together with the University of Sheffield research and development of speech technology and automated assessment of speech is being executed. It concerns a research program of a few years.

  • April 2012

    Establishment of ITSLanguage

    The formal establishment is in 2012 by Michiel Sanders, but the basis of ITSLanguage has its origins in ITSLearning Nederland, a company that was co-founded by Michiel. At ITSLearning he got to know education and the added value of ICT.

  • Future

The team

Together we can make a difference
  • Kees
    Kees CEO
  • Thomas Hain
    Thomas Hain CRO
  • Mauro
    Mauro Senior Researcher
  • Jogchum
    Jogchum Frontend Developer
  • Redmar
    Redmar Junior Software Developer
  • Giovanni
    Giovanni Senior Software Engineer
  • Swati
    Swati Front-end developer
  • Nader
    Nader Fullstack Developer
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