Duolingo plans enlargement to different topics in mission to develop ‘the most effective schooling on this planet’ – WPXI
PITTSBURGH — Duolingo, the educational app home to courses on more than three dozen languages and made by Pittsburgh-based Duolingo Inc., is planning to go beyond the limits of language learning education with the launch of a new math app. The company also announced plans during its annual Duocon event that it will soon add a family plan option to its premium Duolingo Plus offering.
“The idea is we’re trying to find subjects that will improve people’s opportunities in life,” CEO Louis von Ahn said during the event. “The basic idea is it’s going to be pretty similar to Duolingo in that it’s going to be a gamified, fun way to learn math. In fact, we’re going to be using a lot of the same technology that we’re using with Duolingo to teach languages, we’re going to be using it to teach elementary school math.”
Von Ahn said he expects the app to make its public debut next year, though no other details were discussed. He likened the rollout to Duolingo ABC, a free app released in March 2020 that is designed to teach children ages 3 to 6 years old how to read in English.
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