We put our first exercises online in April 2000. Our target group: just a handful of students to whom we were giving private tuition then. A year later, we were very surprised to find that our exercises were used by approx. 20 visitors per day. They found our sites via search engines. This encouraged us to offer more exercises on the internet and in August 2001 we started ego4u. Now we have approx. 45,000 users per day, lots of them are regular visitors.
(English Grammar Online For You) ego4u is created by:
Heike Pahlow @ – Translator (German/English/Spanish) and English tutor with a TEFL certificate. Heike spent one year in Ireland and gave private English tuition during her college years. With the teaching materials developed for her courses, Heike originated the idea to offer online exercises on the web.
Mario Müller @ – Programmer. Mario did Informatics at college for a couple of years and then worked as a programmer for an international logistics company. He finally decided to put all his energy into programming ego4u. Mario is our real language expert, as he knows how to communicate successfully with computers in strange languages like XHTML, PHP and XML.
Stefanie Czapla @ – Illustrator. Stefanie created our mascot Egon, the dragon. She has also illustrated our nursery rhymes and grammar explanations. If you want to see more of her wonderful illustrations, visit Stefanie’s site kleiner-roter-drache.de (little red dragon).
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