Posts filtered by tags: Duolingo[x]


 

Duolingo’s new app teaches children how to read and write

Until now, Duolingo‘s focus was always squarely on teaching languages, but today, the company launched Duolingo ABC, a free English literacy app for children ages 3 to 6. Originally, the company had planned on unveiling this app later in the year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it decided to launch it early to help parents who are now suddenly finding themselves homeschooling their children. The ad-free app is now available in the U.S., UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It includes ove...
Tags: TC, Abc, Australia, Tech, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Literacy, Gamification, Duolingo, Luis Von Ahn, UK Ireland Australia, Contents, Duolingo ABC


Best online language-learning tools

As most of us have been ordered to stay home to help control the spread of COVID-19, we’re all looking for ways to pass the time and learn new skills from the confines of our own houses. Because we will travel again when this is all over, and because speaking a foreign language is an incredibly useful part of our explorer’s toolkit, using our time at home to learn a new language is time well spent. Using a language-learning tool is a cheap, easy, and social way to pick up a new skill. You can...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Reddit, Duolingo, All, Tandem, Duolingo Duolingo, Language Learning Apps, Language Exchange, Italki, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Speaky, Language Apps, Language Learning Websites


Babbel makes its language learning app free for all US students

Babbel, the Berlin-based paid language learning app, today announced that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is making its service available for free to all K-12 and college students until the end of the term. Previously, the company offered a similar deal for students in Italy, the U.K., Germany, Spain and France. The service currently offers courses for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian and English. Student...
Tags: TC, Apps, Education, France, China, Germany, Berlin, US, Tech, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Duolingo, Babbel, Language Learning


Edtech startups prepare to become ‘not just a teaching tool but a necessity’

As Stanford , Princeton , Columbia and others shutter classrooms to limit the coronavirus outbreak, college educators around the country are clambering to move their classes online.  At the same time, tech companies that enable remote learning are finding a surge in usage and signups. Zoom Video Communications, a videoconferencing company, , and Duolingo, a language teaching app, has had 100% user growth in the past month in China, citing school closures as one factor.  But Kristin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Crowdsourcing, Education, Stanford, China, Tech, United States, Princeton, Stanford University, Duolingo, Video Conferencing, Online Learning, Boston University, Outschool, Conferencing


Yiddish on Duolingo.

Oscar Schwartz writes for the Guardian about the problems that arise when the language-learning app Duolingo tries to add endangered languages: In October last year, Meena Viswanath, a 31-year-old civil engineer from Berkeley, California, joined a small team of volunteers who were developing a Yiddish course on Duolingo, the free language learning app with over 300 million users. Having grown up in the only Yiddish-speaking family in a majority English-speaking New Jersey neighborhood, the prosp...
Tags: Europe, Uncategorized, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Linguistics, Guardian, Duolingo, Schwartz, Berkeley California, Navajo, Kobi, Oscar Schwartz, Viswanath, Meena Viswanath, Meena Lifshe Viswanath, Mordkhe Schaechter


Hawaiian, Gaelic, Yiddish: so you want to learn an endangered language on Duolingo?

Languages do not become endangered peacefully. Duolingo’s efforts to teach such languages have entangled the company in often fraught historical contextsIn October last year, Meena Viswanath, a 31-year-old civil engineer from Berkeley, California, joined a small team of volunteers who were developing a Yiddish course on Duolingo, the free language learning app with over 300 million users. Having grown up in the only Yiddish-speaking family in a majority English-speaking New Jersey neighborhood, ...
Tags: Education, Life and style, Language, New Jersey, Duolingo, Language Resources, Berkeley California, Viswanath, Meena Viswanath


Learning Spanish and Liking Horses

We create narratives about ourselves that become deeply entrenched in our minds and ways of being. Many of them are useless and counterproductive. One of mine is that I am bad at learning languages. This is an artifact from junior high school. I took two years of French and, while I did ok, I didn’t love it. I hated my French III teacher, fought with her, called her an inappropriate name one day, and got kicked out of class. That was the end of my French language experience. I have no reco...
Tags: Learning, Colorado, Mexico, Trends, Personal, Dallas, Duolingo, Spanish, Amy, Feld


Duolingo: Use Your Words

Miscommunication can get weird, especially when you don't know the language. Duolingo will integrate the language learning app into international airlines' flight entertainment systems. image-as...
Tags: Advertising, Duolingo


Adding India to your business

Kumar Shah Contributor Share on Twitter Kumar Shah is the founder of Transit Capital, a cross-border VC firm that partners with growth-stage entrepreneurs building global champions. At the start of recruiting season in business school, a top-tier consulting firm sent an invite to the entire class: “over your career, you will either be sitting with us or across from us. We would like to get to know you.” If you’re building a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Android, Column, Asia, Twitter, Spotify, Europe, Tinder, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, India, Linkedin, Tech, Snapchat


Language platform Busuu acquires video tutor startup, now plans IPO

Language-learning platform Busuu, which has fast expanded to take on traditional giants like Duolingo, says it has acquired the live video tutoring company Verbling for an undisclosed amount, other than calling it a “double-digit million dollar acquisition.” As a result, Busuu will now use the Verbling platform to expand into the live video tutoring space for its consumer users and corporate clients. Busuu says it recently surpassed 100 million users globally, makes it one of the world’s fastest...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, London, San Francisco, Tech, Madrid, Stanford University, Duolingo, Cto, Rosetta Stone, Busuu, Verbling, Bernhard Niesner, Niesner


Learn a New Language While Playing Games Using This App

When it comes to learning a new language, Duolingo is typically my go-to. I’ve reached a point where I’ve determined I’m probably never going to be entirely fluent in another language, but whenever I travel somewhere where I don’t typically speak the native language I try to get the basics down before I get there.…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Language, Lifehacks, Duolingo, Learning Languages


5 Must-Have Apps for Expats/Immigrants

Choosing to live abroad is one of the most difficult yet rewarding decisions depending on the circumstances of your case. For instance, take the United Kingdom, it has between 4.5 to 5.5 million (7-8%) of its population living outside the UK. In comparison, Australia has 2.1%, the United States 0.8%, and Spain 3% of their populations living as expats. Some of the immigrants live and work in those countries, others go on holidays and some choose their destinations for retirement. Whatever the cas...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, UK, Australia, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Voice, Duolingo, RIA, Ria Money Transfer, Travisa Doctoralia


How to delete a language on your Duolingo iPhone app using a computer

You can delete a language from your Duolingo iPhone app if you have too many languages cluttering the app, but you can only do so using a computer.  Since Duolingo updated its mobile app and website, you can no longer delete a language from your phone directly.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Duolingo is a popular language-learning app, widely known for its simple lessons, signature owl mascot, and insistent, sometimes vaguely harrowing notifications and reminders.  Some ...
Tags: Trends, Duolingo, Best Buy Lenovo


In the Spotlight: Hablamos Today Translates Spanish Into the Perfect Business

Language learning programs like Rosetta Stone and Duolingo have helped a lot of people learn the basics of Spanish in recent years. But there’s one thing those programs lack — actual conversations with native speakers through Spanish immersion online. That’s where Hablamos Today comes in. The business doesn’t compete with those programs. Instead, it is meant to complement them. Read more about the program and the team behind it in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does O...
Tags: Google, Sales, Nicaragua, Duolingo, Cheryl, Vilsack, Geraldine, Rosetta Stone, Leon Nicaragua, Facebook Google, Del Norte, Small Biz Spotlight, Small Business Growth, Lesson Learned Start, Hablamos Today, Spanish Co


Why You Need to Build Custom Media Lists

There’s a common strategy that stands out among the great media relations pros I’ve observed. They all do this one thing. And most of the people who are struggling to pitch don’t do it. One of these standout pros is Michaela Kron, senior PR manager at Duolingo. She joined my Inner Circle program in 2015 to accelerate her PR growth. And recently she gave back by sharing how she’s applied all she’s learned with tremendous success. One of them — that strategy I mentioned that all great pitc...
Tags: Media Relations, Pr, Duolingo, Georgia Tech, Michaela, PR Training, Michael Smart, Media Pitches, Michaela Kron


Video Of The Week: Duolingo On SNL

Our portfolio company Duolingo was the subject of a funny skit on SNL a few weeks ago.
Tags: Trends, Duolingo, Hacking Education


Exploring My Downsides of Early Retirement

A while back an old blogging colleague of mine named ESI Money wrote about 10 downsides of early retirement. Yesterday, Joe from Retire by 40 shared his biggest downside to early retirement. I won’t give you any spoilers. However, when you finish reading it, you’ll see that last sentence was a bit of a pun. Joe covered all ten of ESI Money’s downsides before giving his own thoughts. Since there are few original thoughts in the personal finance space nowadays, I’m going to blatantly steal the ...
Tags: Retirement, Marketing, US, Fire, Duolingo, Joe, ESI, MLM, Introspection, Daniel Tiger, ESI Money


Lessons Learned From Spending $1000+ on Prime Day

I always plan any big purchases months and months in advance. I simply shut down when it comes to spending money spontaneously. That’s one of my secrets to my frugality. Spending money can often cause me incredible mental stress. (Yep, I’m not mornal.) Before Amazon Prime Day, I had resigned myself to take advantage of one deal. I think the Amazon Fire HD 10 is a great deal and I feel that my kids need to have their own space and apps. Remember when everyone loved the $99 HP Touchpad fire...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, Marketing, Samsung, Amazon Prime, Spending, Nintendo, Pokemon, Lg, Bose, Anker, Qi, Duolingo, Alexa, Amazon Prime Day, Amazon Fire


Satisfy your high school foreign language requirements in fun ways!

Most colleges in the United States have a foreign language requirement, meaning that you will need to take a certain amount of the same foreign language in high school to be accepted into college. Some schools have the option to complete the requirement while attending their college, but for many, not having the requirement already completed could be a mark against you in the application process. You can check the application requirements for schools on your list by searching on their webs...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Summer, United States, College Admissions, Skype, Duolingo, Babbel, Rosetta Stone, College Admission, Get Into College, Foreign Language, College Selection, Application Tips, Foreign Language Requirements College, Foreign Language Requirements High School


Brush up on your foreign language skills to round out your college application!

Most colleges in the United States have a foreign language requirement, meaning that you will need to take a certain amount of the same foreign language in high school to be accepted into college. Some schools have the option to complete the requirement while attending their college, but for many, not having the requirement already completed could be a mark against you in the application process. You can check the application requirements for schools on your list by searching on their websites. ...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, United States, Skype, Duolingo, Babbel, Rosetta Stone


The Limitations of Language Apps

For the NY Times, Eric Ravenscraft writes about the limitations of language apps like Duolingo in teaching you how to speak a foreign language. After I accumulated a Duolingo streak in excess of 500 days — a feat that, thanks to the app’s notoriously insistent reminders, has now come to define my self-worth — I found myself in a better place to judge just how much an app alone can really teach you. The short answer is that you can definitely learn some things from an app, but if you want to bec...
Tags: Duolingo, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Eric Ravenscraft


Learning From Language Apps.

Eric Ravenscraft for the NY Times about his experiences with the language-learning apps Duolingo (“offers a skill tree of lessons that use listening exercises, flashcards, and multiple choice questions to drill you” as well as community features), Memrise (similar, but “also offers a feature called Learn With Locals, which pairs words with videos of native speakers”), and Babbel (“uses conversational examples to demonstrate how to use new words or phrases when speaking with another person” and...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Memrise, Duolingo, Babbel, Ny Times, Eric Ravenscraft


A Week In New York, NY, On A $15,000 Income

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fashion, Music, New York, Youtube, John Oliver, New York City, US, Austin, Canada, New York Times, Times, Costco, Apple Store, Gbbo


Learn High Valyrian From 'Game of Thrones' With Duolingo's Course

Popular language learning app Duolingo is capitalizing on the Game of Thrones’ season eight hype by releasing an updated version of its High Valyrian course, making it easier for fans to learn one of the oldest languages of Westeros with minimal time commitment.Read more...
Tags: Language, Game Of Thrones, Lifehacks, Duolingo, Language Learning, Westeros


Duolingo's High Valyrian Lessons Will Help You Speak Like a 'Game of Thrones' Character

Popular language learning app Duolingo is capitalizing on the Game of Thrones’ season eight hype by releasing an updated version of its High Valyrian course, making it easier for fans to learn one of the oldest languages of Westeros with minimal time commitment.Read more...
Tags: Language, Game Of Thrones, Lifehacks, Duolingo, Language Learning, Westeros


Life in Paris: One Month Down

Posted: 3/21/2019 | March 21st, 2019 It’s been exactly one month since I moved to Paris. During that time, it’s been nonstop wine, cheese, brasseries, influencer meetups, fashionable social events, writer salons, museums, picnics, and late-night jazz concerts. It’s been a whirlwind of adventure and romance. Just I imagined it would be. Actually… It hasn’t been that way at all. I just made that up. Life here has been the exact opposite of that (though that kind of fabulous lifestyle does soun...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Craigslist, France, Berlin, New York City, Paris, Owen Wilson, Bangkok, Duolingo, ITB, Ducks Hostel, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Eiffel Tower Les Piaules Fantastic


How to Learn a Language in Record Time

Acing exams isn’t the only goal of learning. Life is full of opportunities for learning things well that will never have a final test. Learning another language is a goal many people have. It’s also one that many people stumble on. They get stuck, give up and maybe even convince themselves they don’t have the right “gene” for learning languages. There is no gene, however. There’s only ineffective strategies and good ones. Why I Don’t Recommend DuoLingo Because actually using a language is ...
Tags: Google, Learning, Lifehacks, Duolingo, Anki, Benny Lewis, Better Way


Comment on extra-flaky pie crust by TinaD

I will be interested to see if this works for me; it is often to hit and humid in my kitchen to suit butter doughs, unless I want to roll them out standing in the refrigerator. (I downloaded Duolingo for Russian, too. It helps, apparently, to learn the alphabet beforehand. I’ve backed off in favor of German, which has a million and 5 lessons. Some of us never learn.)
Tags: Food, Duolingo


How one linguist is teaching "Game of Thrones" fans how to speak High Valyrian

Duolingo will help you brush up on your Spanish, French and, uh, High Valyrian and Klingon.
Tags: Duolingo


Citizens Respond to the Very Real and Serious National Emergency

Make sure you stock up on your supplies!!! ALERT. ALERT. In case you somehow haven’t heard, we are in a NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY. Time to panic everybody. What’s the emergency, you ask? Oh. It’s BAD. Trump CAN’T FUND HIS BORDER WALL. gasp Just to refresh everyone’s minds, the actual definition of a state of emergency is “a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions that it would normally not be permitted. A government can declare such state during a disaster, c...
Tags: Whole Foods, Los Angeles, Idaho, Humor, Duolingo, Joe, Taco Bell, Trump, National Guard, Tim Horton, Scott Anderson, Kashi, Nick Jack Pappas, Thomas Shaw, Nathan H Rubin, Kelci Grammar