Tag: language learning

Word Tips survey sheds light on Americans’ interest in foreign languages

“There is a preconceived notion among the international community that Americans are not good with learning other languages, and our respondents’ results on this quiz did little to dispel this stereotype,” the Word Tips team wrote in a recent blog post exploring the survey results.

Duolingo reports 485% increase in Ukrainian learners

The number of Duolingo users learning Ukrainian increased by 485% in the weeks following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The company will be donating all of its ad revenue from Ukrainian learners to organizations helping Ukrainian refugees.

Journalist’s multilingual coverage of Ukraine conflict goes viral

A reporter for the Associated Press (AP) has received a lot of attention for his multilingual coverage of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. In just a little more than 24 hours, a montage of his coverage for different outlets received more than 14 million views and 114,000 likes on Twitter.

Study Highlights Need for Education in Native Language

In one of the largest studies of written language development among bilingual students to date, a team of researchers at universities across the United...

Babbel Set to List on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Babbel, the popular Berlin-based online language learning platform, announced Sept. 7 that it would list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) this year, according...

TikTok Users Revive Secret African American Language

In the 18th Century, African American enslaved people developed a secret language that was used to encode private communication and also teach each other...

UCSF Researchers Explore Non-Native Speech Perception

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) Department of Neurological Surgery recently published a study which sheds light on the nature of...

Berlitz Develops AI-powered Language Learning Program

While professionals often use artificial intelligence (AI) in the language industry to produce translations from one language to another, it’s another thing completely to...

Language Learning Model Earns Prestigious Statistics Award

The International Society for Bayesian Analysis has awarded the Mitchell Prize, a highly prestigious award in the field of statistics and Bayesian analysis, to...

Google Launches App for Language Preservation

Google’s Arts & Culture team has recently launched Woolaroo, a new tool for learning and preserving Indigenous and vulnerable languages. Woolaroo is available as...

Lingoda Announces $68 Million Growth Equity Investment

After a major spike in usership during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Berlin-based language learning platform Lingoda has announced that it’s recently raised $68 million...

Five not-so-obvious benefits of learning Japanese for work and business

While we’re pretty sure you have tried sushi or ramen in your home country, there's a lot more to learn about Japanese culture. From becoming more approachable to further appreciating Japanese entertainment, if you are able to connect with their way of life, doors and opportunities will open up for you.