Livemocha, formerly the largest language learning community on the Internet with over 16 million registered learners, will shut down on April 22nd. Continue reading Language Learning Community Livemocha to Shut Down on April 22nd
The new Bing English Bilingual Dictionary feature displays alternative translations based on the Microsoft Translator database. Continue reading Bing launches English Bilingual Dictionary Feature
Earlier this month Duolingo held a workshop for 350 public school teachers in Costa Rica in partnership with Ideas en Acción and the Ministry of Education. Continue reading Duolingo trains Teachers in Costa Rica
During the latest earnings call it became clear that for Rosetta Stone consumers increasingly play a minority role in the company’s strategy. Continue reading For Rosetta Stone Consumers are no longer a Priority
Skype Translator, the real time feature that translates spoken language into written text during a Skype call, adds Arabic as its latest supported language. Continue reading Skype Translator now supports Arabic
Sometimes French does sound Greek to foreigners. Even if you have learned all your vocabulary and grammar, colloquial French can be a tough nut to crack. Continue reading How French sounds to Foreigners
HelloTalk is a language & culture exchange social app. Users learn and exchange 100+ languages with language partners from 150+ countries worldwide. Continue reading Startup Profile: HelloTalk
Language learning community busuu.com dug into its learner data to find out if women are better language learners and came up with an infographic.
Duolingo, the rising star in the language learning space, is this year’s most downloaded application in the education category on Google play. On iOS, however, the app did not make it in the top ranks this year.
This difference in rankings on the two leading mobile operating systems is a good indicator for the different mindsets and needs learners in industrialized countries and the developing world each have. According to Gina Gotthilf, head of marketing and international development for the company, 67% of Duolingo’s 50 million users are now located outside the United States.