Mondly

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Mondly
Mondly.com logo.png
Available in33 languages
Founded28 May 2014
HeadquartersBrașov, Romania
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleAlex Iliescu (CEO, co-founder)
Tudor Iliescu (Co-founder)
IndustryLanguage learning software, Self-study programs
Websitemondly.com
Current statusOnline
Native client(s) oniOS, Android, Oculus Rift, web

Mondly is an EdTech company that develops a freemium language learning platform which includes a website and apps with free and paid courses for 33 languages.[1][2][3] The company also offers lessons in virtual and augmented reality.[4][5][6][7]

History[edit]

Mondly is based in Brașov, Romania and was founded at the end of 2013 by Alexandru Iliescu and Tudor Iliescu, graduates of Transilvania University of Brașov.[8][9]

The company launched the first app in May 2014 on iTunes and on Google Play in June 2015. A year later, in August 2016, launched the first chatbot with speech recognition on both iTunes and Google Play.[10][11]

In February 2017, Mondly launched MondlyVR, the first virtual reality language app with speech recognition.[12][13] By September, the app was available on both Oculus Store and Google Play.[14]

In May 2017, the company launched MondlyKids, an iOS and Android language app for children aged 5 to 12[15] and then, in March 2018, launched MondlyAR, the first augmented reality language app with speech recognition.[16]

Language courses[edit]

As of 2017, Mondly made available courses for 33 languages using localized content in 33 native languages.[17][18] The available levels of language proficiency are beginner, intermediate and advanced.[19]

Products[edit]

Mondly Languages is a language learning app that integrates chatbot and speech recognition technologies to help users learn any of the 33 languages it offers.[20][21]

Mondly Kids is a language learning app for toddlers and kids.[22][23]

MondlyVR is a language learning app in virtual reality for Daydream, Cardboard VR and Samsung Gear VR compatible devices.[24][25]

MondlyAR features an avatar “teacher” who brings virtual objects – planets, animals, musical instruments, etc. – into the room as teaching tools, engages the user in conversations and gives instant feedback on pronunciation using the chatbot technology.[26][27][28]

Recognition and awards[edit]

In January 2016, Mondly Languages was named “Best New App” by Apple[29] and a year later it received the FbStart[30] “App of the Year[31]” award for Europe, Middle East & Africa offered by Facebook.[32] As of late December, Mondly Languages and MondlyKids have both been chosen as “Editors’ Choice” in Google Play.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "5 bots to try this week: Medium, Hi Startups, Stylebox, Mondly, and Magic Eight bot". VentureBeat. 2016-09-07. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  2. ^ "The 100 best Android apps turn your phone into a jack-of-all-trades". Digital Trends. 2018-03-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  3. ^ "Mondly Banks on Augmented Reality to Make It Fun to Learn a New Language". NDTV Gadgets360.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  4. ^ Douglas, Melissa (2017-08-08). "Virtual Reality: The New and Sexier Way to Learn Languages?". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  5. ^ "Bonjour, mon ami! Mondly uses VR to teach new languages". Digital Trends. 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  6. ^ "Learning a language in VR is less embarrassing than IRL". Quartz. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  7. ^ "The New Way To Learn Languages: Virtual Reality". Inc.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  8. ^ "TAGP337 Alexandru Iliescu : Follow The Launch Day For Mondly". The App Guy. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  9. ^ "Some developers are furious ahead of Facebook's annual conference: 'They're declaring war on their partners'". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  10. ^ "Mondly Language Learning App Receives Conversational Chatbot". Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  11. ^ Bigg, Margot. "Top Apps for Learning a New Language". Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  12. ^ "Bonjour, mon ami! Mondly uses VR to teach new languages". Digital Trends. 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  13. ^ "Mondly VR Is The First-Ever Language Learning VR App With Speech Recognition - VR News, Games, And Reviews". www.vrandfun.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  14. ^ "The New Way To Learn Languages: Virtual Reality". Inc.com. 2017-08-27. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  15. ^ "Here Is the Best Language Learning App for You". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  16. ^ Brown, Eileen. "Mondly launches virtual reality for learning languages, powered by chatbots | ZDNet". ZDNet. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  17. ^ "momondo". www.momondo.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  18. ^ "The 8 Best Language Learning Apps To Boost Your Progress". TakeLessons Blog. 2017-08-10. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  19. ^ App, Daily Nation. "TECH BREAK: 7 highly useful apps to learn a new language". Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  20. ^ Brown, Eileen. "Mondly releases language-learning voice chatbot | ZDNet". ZDNet. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  21. ^ Bigg, Margot. "Top Apps for Learning a New Language". Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  22. ^ AndroidGuys (2017-05-19). "Mondly: Why teaching kids to learn new languages is now easier than ever". AndroidGuys. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  23. ^ "Mondly App for Kids: Your Kids Path to Being Multilingual - Mom Blog Society". Mom Blog Society. 2017-06-07. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  24. ^ GmbH, finanzen.net. "Mondly Launches FIRST VR Language App with Speech Recognition on Daydream | Markets Insider". markets.businessinsider.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  25. ^ "Learning a New Language in Virtual Reality". Gizmodo UK. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  26. ^ "Learn a new Language With Your Mobile Using MondlyAR". VRFocus. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  27. ^ "Mondly AR Tool Makes it Easier to Learn Other Languages for Business - Small Business Trends". smallbiztrends.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  28. ^ "Mondly Launches AR-Enabled Language Learning Tool - NewsCenter.io". NewsCenter.io. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  29. ^ Brown, Eileen. "Mondly releases language-learning voice chatbot | ZDNet". ZDNet. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  30. ^ "FbStart - Facebook for Developers". Facebook for Developers. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  31. ^ "Announcing the FbStart Apps of the Year Winners - Facebook for Developers". Facebook for Developers. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  32. ^ "Code-teaching app SoloLearn wins FbStart Apps of the Year competition – TechCrunch". techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.

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