Lingua Classica is a social enterprise created to develop software to assist in the learning of classical languages, Latin and ancient Greek. This is a labor of love but it is rooted in the quite serious purpose of keeping alive the classical foundations of Western culture.
We also offer adaptations of our classical-language learning tools for use in learning modern languages. We anticipate creating other adaptations to help in learning classical languages in other cultural traditions, beginning with Sanskrit.
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Lingua Classica has been organized as a social enterprise -- a business registered in the province of Ontario, Canada -- as an alternative to seeking grants or donations and to the management and accounting headaches of not-for-profit status. Our raison d'etre is to serve the social purpose of supporting classical language education, not to make money. Earlier hopes that small subscription might cover costs proved unworkable: We found that the resources we offered were simply going unused. And we judged that other means of monetizing on-line services -- advertising and selling user demographics -- would annoy or invade the privacy of users to a degee disproportionate to the money to be made. We find we are able to cover our modest costs out of earnings from other software development services.
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