"Using Palaygo has made students more enthusiastic about learning language"
"All my students are saying this is a great program for improving their conversational skills for both ends."
(Mayumi Honzu, Head of Learning Languages, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Victoria)
"It's really brought the study of language alive for my students. It's been really engaging for all the students. "
(Therese Sakamoto, Japanese Teacher, Derinya Primary School, Victoria)
About Palaygo (including Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's visit)
Feedback from Primary School students and a teacher in Australia
Why you need Palaygo?
Mastering a new language requires consistent practice and an understanding of the cultural context of native speakers.!!
You can make friends with Japanese people!
Our patented technologies facilitate efficient learning and communication!
The Three Different Levels of Immersion: "Chat," "Talk," and "Tour."
Successful Launch of Adult Pilot Programs!
Exciting news! Our new pilot programs for adult learners of Japanese, English and Chinese languages were launched in late 2023, with great success.
Exciting Developments for Palaygo Business in 2022!
In September 2022, Language Discovery Group CEO Frank Noda introduced the Palaygo program to a diverse audience of 350 people, including major companies, at an event co-hosted by Nomura Securities and Deloitte Thomas in Japan.
Amidst the COVID pandemic, Palaygo Talk was developed as an innovative and educational real-time video program. After thorough piloting, it was launched commercially in Japan and Australia in 2022. Multiple schools in both countries have adopted the program, receiving positive feedback from students and educators.
Moreover, in 2022, Language Discovery Group secured new patents for multi-language exchange technologies in the United States, Australia, and Japan.
Palaygo Tour: Japanese Students from Hiroshima Visit and Homestay with Families in Victoria, Australia
In 2016, Palaygo began a partnership with Kindai Hiroshima High School in Higashihiroshima, Japan. Three years later, in March 2019, 15 of their students had the opportunity to visit their Palaygo counterpart school – Derinya Primary School – in Victoria. During their stay, the students were hosted by local families and developed meaningful connections with their hosts. This experience was truly touching and exciting for both the visitors and hosts alike.
Kinki University High School Students Enthusiastically Embrace Palaygo
Since June 2016, junior high school students at Kindai University High School in Higashihiroshima have been benefitting from Palaygo. The school has incorporated Palaygo into the International Education curriculum for all Year 7 students, which allows them to understand the fun of learning English. Recently, the students have been engaging with their Australian counterparts on a variety of topics, including the Olympics and the Hiroshima Carp baseball team's first championship win in 25 years!
Palaygo Showcased at NSJLE (National Symposium for Japanese Language Education) in Sydney, Australia
Palaygo was chosen by an expert panel to present its educational outcomes at the biannual National Symposium for Japanese Language Education (NSJLE) held in Sydney on November 2-3, 2018. A summary of the presentation can be found on page 50 of the program, available here.
Visiting Hawthorn West Primary School: A Palaygo Success Story
In June 2016, we had the pleasure of visiting Hawthorn West Primary School, located just a short 5 km east of Melbourne's CBD. The school has been using Palaygo for years, especially for their year 5 & 6 students. Recently, they even exchanged with students from Japan, including year 7 students, as seen in this video. Ms. Caroline Gray, the Japanese teacher at the school, shared her valuable feedback on Palaygo, which we greatly appreciated.
Palaygo wins National Senior Award!
Palaygo project won a National Senior Award at the "9th Kids Design Award" in Japan on 3rd August 2015 among the largest number of entries ever (474).
Palaygo came within the top 20 of all the entries, and for Children’s Learning and Understanding Category, was ranked 3rd place as Encouragement Award/KD
Chairman Award only after the top Prime Minister’s and the Excellence Award.
The assessment committee comprised of experts from various fields gave the following reason for the award:
“This (online) English learning program is based on email and English sentence construction which is a high quality communication model where users can recognize difference in cultures and ways of thinking through exchange. By making English construction easy, it will also make it easier to convey and respond to others based on their real feelings. We have assessed this service to be a futuristic system for language communication and global studies.”
*Kids Design Award is backed by the Japan's Ministry for Economics, Trade & Industry and Consumer Affairs Agency and run by Kids Design Committee, a not for profit accredited by the Cabinet Office of Japan. The award chooses products that have been developed to contribute to kids safety, creativeness and future learning etc.
Palaygo on Language Learning Space
Palaygo is now promoted on Language Learning Space's "Connect" after an agreeing to an arrangement with Education Services Australia, which is a company owned by all Australian Education Ministers and runs a new portal for Japanese teachers and students in Australia.
Language Discovery Group
Language Discovery Australia Pty Ltd
L17, 31 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
Palaygo Japan Inc.
2F Sagami Building, 7-13-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0061 Japan
Palaygo China (HK) Limited
Room 607 Yen Sheng Center
64 Hoi Yuen Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong