Duolingo language learning platform launches in Arabic-speaking countries
The service is free and was created by Luis von Ahn
Duolingo, which claims to be the world’s largest online language learning platform, announced this week the launch of an English course for Arabic speakers in the Middle East.
Having just received a $45 million investment from Google, who stated publicly that it is “changing the way people are learning languages across the globe,” Duolingo is offering Arabic speakers the chance to learn English for free.
The service was created by Luis von Ahn, the inventor of CAPTCHA who sold two companies to Google in his 20s, won a MacArthur Genius Grant, gave a well-known TED talk and is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
Duolingo is now being used by more than 100 million students, including individuals, companies, schools and even governments around the world to improve language education.