Duolingo keeps pushing its K-12 focused Duolingo for Schools platform. Earlier this month the language learning startup held a workshop for 350 public school teachers in Costa Rica. The workshop was in partnership with the non-profit Ideas en Acción and Costa Rica’s Ministry of Education.
Ideas en Acción introduced Duolingo in Costa Rican classrooms through a pilot project in 2014, reaching over 1,500 students by 2015. Similar projects are implemented in Mexico and Colombia.
Duolingo claims to have over 110 million users signed up to the service, 800,000 of which are located in Costa Rica. Launched in 2012, Duolingo for Schools is used in over 200,000 classrooms across the globe.
All of the different language learning apps as well as the K-12 platforms are available for free to consumers as well as schools, universities, companies and governments. Duolingo aims to generate revenue through its Duolingo Testcenter, a low cost alternative to costly language learning certifications like the TOEFL.
Via The Tico Times