Verbling is an interface where you can trade your linguistic skills of the language you know with another person who knows the language you want to learn via video chat and for free. The amazing idea of such a great module was brought to life by two Stanford University language scholars, Jacob Jolis and Mikael Bernstein, and a google programmer Fred Wulff after a pure dedication and hard work of six months. Even the name of the organization was a result of a two day deliberated struggle. Being the language scholars, they wanted the name to be very sophisticated and revealing of their ideas i.e, the word has to be a noun and a verb. and they nailed it. Verbling has evolved from the combination of two words “verbal” and “linguistic”.
At Verbling, it is simple to learn other languages. Though the service does not cost you a penny, it works on the barter system of exchange of languages. The user needs to sign-up and go for learning a language. A web chat will be aligned, with the user who knows your language and wants to learn your language. The interface will work on allowing you to learn your language for 5-10 minutes and then offering the same service to the one you’re chatting with. This tradition that Verbling has set up also serves as portal to exchange and share cultures, which even helps us breaking many stereotypes set up about other cultures.