Speak It Yourself is a company focused on developing innovative products to improve outcomes for language learners, specifically English language learners. We believe that English learning is an essential skill for the new world economy and we provide tools to enable English language communication skills.
Current English language programs lack a focus on student speaking skills. SIYVR’s goal is to combine innovative technologies to enable students to practice speaking in a fun, engaging and sticky manner. We achieve this goal by combining 360 degree video, audio & text, voice recognition & NLP in a fun, engaging, realistic, immersive, interactive Virtual Reality program.
Nachum Ganor: a former Navy Seal in the Israeli Armed Forces, is VP of Sales and Marketing as well as Manager of Overseas Programs at Ulpan-Or. Over the last 12 years Nachum has developed, coordinated and facilitated Hebrew programs at Ulpan-Or. Over the past 8 years he has been in charge of sales and marketing of the Hebrew curricula based on Ulpan-Or's unique RLA (Rapid Language Acquisition) methodology and implemented it in over 100 schools in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. Nachum has trained teachers all over the globe, helping them bring the RLA Hebrew curriculum to their students.
Andrew Asnes: is an entrepreneur, producer and director who has been creating live and filmed entertainment for over 25 years. He has produced VR applications, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, 360° videos and TV commercials. Asnes jumped into the 360°/VR video world producing and directing the “tune in” promo for the 2016 Tony Awards featuring the cast of HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL. The video, hailed by Adweek as “one of the best 360° videos ever”, garnered over 1M views in less than 24 hours and was posted by Mark Zuckerberg onto his personal Facebook page. Prior to co-founding Speak It Yourself, his VR clients included CBS Interactive, The Tony Awards, Virgin Hyperloop One, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, Futurism, and Ulpan Or. He graduated from Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from Columbia University.