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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Duolingo to partner with Uber on UberEnglish initiative

Shadyside-based language learning company Duolingo has partnered with San Francisco-based ride share giant Uber to certify drivers across the globe in English.

Duolingo and Uber announced that they have teamed up to create UberEnglish, an initiative to test non-English speaking individuals driving for Uber through Duolingo's Test Center certificate program. The idea is to allow drivers to take Duolingo's English certification exams remotely so that English-speakers in the area can access a pool of English-speaking drivers before ordering the car. The service is currently being offered in Colombia. So far, more than 1,000 Uber driver partners have gained English language certificates.

Duolingo also announced it has launched the Duolingo Quick Test, a free test that will help individuals taking exams through the Duolingo Test Center or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam measure their abilities before paying for tests. Duolingo Test Center charges $20 for an exam and TOEFL exams cost $250. Read More»

By: Deborah M. Todd