Education can open a world of opportunities, yet it remains a key factor in equality. The privileged can receive the best in the world, while others cannot even access basic schooling. Democratizing learning is at the heart of Duolingo’s mission. And for the first time in history, technology in the hands of billions of people is making learning accessible and effective like never before.
Building products that are native to smartphones, Duolingo creates bite-sized, on-demand, and engaging ways for users to learn new languages through gamified lessons and exercises. The platform covers an extensive range of languages, from widely spoken ones such as English, Spanish, and French, to lesser-known ones like Navajo, Esperanto, and even High Valyrian. Serving a diverse user base, Duolingo’s customers include students, professionals, travelers, and language enthusiasts from various backgrounds and geographies, the platform has attracted over half a billion users from all around the globe.
While smartphones were a seminal change that allowed Duolingo to become what it is today, the company now believes that artificial intelligence will drive the next wave of innovation. Having invested in AI for the last decade to power its learning app and testing capabilities, the technology is now advancing to a level that Duolingo believes is within striking distance of its vision to teach as well as a human tutor.
Currently in a stage of rapid growth, Duolingo is consistently expanding its offerings to further accelerate this success. As a result, the company continues to focus on core strategies which include expanding and refining its language catalog, enhancing the user experience, and ultimately increasing its market presence.