Bring a new language to life

Train your ear and expand your vocabulary with authentic radio stories, so you can step into any conversation with confidence.

Learning Spanish?

"Lupa" is the original Jiveworld Method app. Listen to the many flavors of Spanish from all over Latin America, through engaging stories from NPR’s award-winning Radio Ambulante podcast.

Lupa

Still struggling to understand another language in movies?
You’re not alone.

The way our brains process speech is an everyday miracle we take for granted — until we try and learn another language. Listening is the foundational skill on which speaking, reading, and writing are built, yet languages are usually taught "eyes first." That's why, even after years of study, we can find ourselves stuck on the wrong side of fluency.

Ears first

Jiveworld brings you natural spoken language in the form of compelling stories from top radio producers. These are not the typical slow, monochrome set-pieces manufactured for study. Our stories have color and flow, are messy and glorious — just like real life.

Read about the Jiveworld method

How it works

Jiveworld's unique media player gives you just the help you need to bridge the gap in your listening skills, always working with authentic content. Over time you'll use less and less assistance, until you understand the language like a native speaker.

  • Keep your ears working by showing only the words you need

  • Keep track of new words

  • Set speed and other assistance

  • Quick access to real-time translation

Jiveworld player
  • Keep your ears working by showing only the words you need

  • Keep track of new words

  • Set speed and other assistance

  • Quick access to real-time translation

    • Native speakers, speaking naturally

      Jiveworld audio stories come from the real world, so they sound like the real world. This way your ear becomes tuned to how language really sounds, and you can hear the way you hear your mother tongue.

    • Stories that stay with you

      Our brains are wired for great stories, and we bring you the very best from radio producers around the world. Vocabulary becomes more sticky when it lives in a connected narrative, rather than fragmented into flashcards or exercises.

    • Accelerated learning

      Full-length stories are broken up into manageable chapters that you can master step-by-step. Jiveworld's adaptive assistance keeps your ears active, reaching out to just beyond what's comfortable, so your listening improves consistently and rapidly.

    • Living language

      Yes, you'll learn a ton of new vocabulary. But you'll also rediscover familiar words and phrases rooted in different contexts which can completely change their meaning.

    • Travel-friendly

      Take it to the jungle, take it to the North Pole… Jiveworld goes where you go, whether you're connected or not.

    • Set and achieve your goals

      Jiveworld gives you a simple way to track your effort over time. You don't need badges —- your reward will be the authentic moments you experience with true mastery of another language.

    Learning Spanish?

    "Lupa" is the original Jiveworld Method app. Listen to the many flavors of Spanish from all over Latin America, through engaging stories from NPR’s award-winning Radio Ambulante podcast.

    Lupa