Language learning startup Duolingo and Uber announced a partnership, certifying drivers in Columbia in English. UberENGLISH will give users of the service the option to choose a certified English speaking driver.
EnglishCentral, a video learning provider in the ESL space, acquired Japanese English tutoring company Langrich.
Through the acquisition EnglishCentral will add live tutoring to its library of 10.000 video lessons and 50 online courses. The company claims to have over 100.000 paying users in over 100 countries.
Tech solutions for learning English are booming in China, with growth of 23.6 percent in the past five years, and the Middle East, with an estimated market size of $215.7 million by 2018.
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Open English, an online English school that covers the Latin American market, announced its entrance into the U.S. market, targeting its Hispanic population.
Chinese online English school 51Talk has raised a $55 million Series C led by Sequoia Capital with participation of existing investors Shunwei Capital and DCM. The round brings the total funding raised by 51Talk to over $70 million including a $12 million Series B in December of last year.