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  • Duolingo will help migrants learn German
  • Duolingo will help migrants learn German
    Ryan McGinnis (2007) ©

Duolingo will help migrants learn German

Migrants who have arrived in Germany are determined to create new lives for themselves and find employment, but they’re challenged by the language barriers. Language-learning app Duolingo plans to bridge this gap with a specialised German course for Arabic speakers.



  • An app to replace teachers for language students An app to replace teachers for language students

    Learning a new language is anything but easy. It takes time and money; often only accessible to the wealthy. Duolingo is a mobile and browser platform that promises to teach languages for free through gamification. But could an app really make a passable teacher for language students?

  • AltSchool provides personalised education AltSchool provides personalised education

    Not all kids like maths and science. Wouldn’t it be great if students could skip the subjects they find boring and instead focus on what they like best? At AltSchool, music, film or even robotics can be used as a vehicle for learning; kids will never play truant again.

  • Article image Meisei Cyber: attending a virtual high school in Japan

    In Japan, high school can be one of the most stressful points in a young person’s life with 59% claiming the pressure is “too much”. In response to a small but growing sect of students failing to make it to class due to sickness, bullying or social anxiety, Meisei Cyber is a virtual high school teens attend with an avatar.

  • Article image Education leaves the classroom

    As our society grows more complex, the educational landscape is becoming radically different. Our educational choices have multiplied exponentially, regardless of age, location or level, with the introduction of digital learning. But how effective are these new methods?