The language learning app Duolingo has announced a major update to its platform that adds two great features: a new family plan for users who have more than one learner at home, as well as a new tool that teaches users how to write symbols and scripts. for some languages. The announcement comes with details about the company’s technology and more.
At its Duocon event today, language learning company Duolingo announced new features and changes to its product, including the addition of new languages and a family plan. These updates expand an already robust application, helping children and adults to learn new languages and improve their skills.
The new family plan allows up to six people to enjoy Duolingo Plus benefits at approximately $ 120 / year without a monthly plan option. This is compared to the Duolingo Plus plan priced at $ 13 / month, which is only valid for one user. Families will be able to see each other’s progress and use shared devices.
As mentioned, Duolingo has added a new ‘handwriting’ tool that helps learners master languages using non-Latin alphabets, including Greek, Korean, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, and Arabic. The tool works similar to written lessons found in competing language learning apps, requiring the user to trace characters with their finger on the screen.
Beyond that, Duolingo says he is preparing to add five more languages to the app: Haitian Creole, Zulu, Xhosa, Maori and Tagalog. South African organizations have been approached to help Duolingo develop Xhosa and Zulu lessons, thereby improving access to South African languages.