Duolingo can’t teach you how to speak a language, but now it wants to try – TechCrunch
Duolingo can’t teach you how to speak a language, but now it wants to try Duolingo EC-1 Part 4: New initiatives and future outlookDuolingo has been wildly successful. It has pulled in 500 million total registered learners, 40 million active users, 1.5 million premium subscribers and $190 million in booked revenues in 2020. “Language is first and foremost a social, relational phenomenon,” said Sébastien Dubreil, a teaching professor at Carnegie Mellon University. The year after its founding, Duolingo launched its Language Incubator in 2013. Similar to its original translation service, the company wanted to leverage crowdsourcing to invent and refine new language courses.