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Use this app to meet people you can practice your French or Mandarin or German with

Meet Lexody, founded by Austin transplant Walsh Costigan. She even taught herself how to code so she could build the app.

Walsh Costigan didn’t want to create just another dating or language learning app, but instead wanted to pull the best parts of each and fuse them together into an app that helped people learn a new language and learn it in good company.

“I noticed there were so many different places, like Facebook forum posts or meetups just for language exchange,” said Costigan, 28. “There wasn’t a common place to go and get matched with someone else, locally, who was learning the same language that you were.”

That’s how she came up with the idea behind Lexody, which she describes as a “dating app for languages.” (Costigan, for her part, studies French.)

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