Online language education platform Duolingo on Monday launched in India the Duolingo app in Hindi so that the natives can learn English and other languages easily. “In developing markets like India, learning English is crucial to people’s professional development and can double or triple their income potential. Our goal is to give everyone in India the best possible language education money can buy, but for free,” Duolingo’s cofounder and CEO, said in a statement. Also Read - OnePlus "The Final Horizon Sale" is live: Discounts on OnePlus Power Bank, OnePlus Buds Z and moreAlso Read - Her Circle content and social media platform launched on the occasion of International Women’s Day
The new app is has been completely customized for Hindi speakers. Customizations include reducing the size of the app to reduce the amount of memory required to install it, removing the need to type in Hindi, improving the placement test experience to help people quickly determine their proficiency level and customizing the content to make it more appealing to Hindi speakers. Hindi speakers can learn English with Duolingo, while Indian natives who already speak English can choose from 16 other languages. Also Read - MoRTH makes 18 RTO services available online: Here's how to use the new platform
“Hindi is the most widely spoken language in the country, hence we are focused on Hindi speakers first, but we plan on launching the app in other languages as well,” Awaneesh Verma, product head at Duolingo, said.
According to the Duolingo, it is the most downloaded education app worldwide for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices. The app has organically attracted over 110 million users worldwide learning languages for free, as well as earned prestigious awards from Google and Apple.