Jane French and Brian Hemeryck
Co-founders Ella Verbs
Jane and Brian are a nice Irish couple who live and work remotely from Valencia.
Brian’s day job is with a tech startup and Jane works in tourism. Their spare time is filled with developing new features, talking with users, and working on the next update for Ella Verbs, an app focused on helping students from all over the world to learn Spanish verbs. Their goal is to one day work full time on Ella Verbs!
What is the purpose of Ella Verbs?
The purpose of the project is to help people learn Spanish. Ella Verbs is an app that we’ve built to help students master Spanish verbs. The core of the app is based on learning and quizzing verb conjugations. It’s been proven that quizzing helps with concentration, identifying gaps in knowledge and long term retention.
What do you do?
We work on Ella Verbs in our spare time. Brian’s day job is with a tech startup and Jane works in tourism. Our goal is to one day work full time on Ella Verbs, but for the moment, our evenings and weekends are filled with developing new features, talking with users, and working on the next update.
Why Ella Verbs?
Ella Verbs started out as a spreadsheet! When we began creating this app, we were looking for a way to make the jump from intermediate to advanced speakers and our verbs were letting us down. We tried many ways to improve, but we never found one that clicked. One sunny day in Mexico, Jane started making quizzes and exercises for us to test ourselves. It helped us immensely – so much so that our friends started asking how we were advancing so fast. And so it all began!
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