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google: Google could be working on a Duolingo rival, claims report

Technology giant Google may be looking to take shares abroad Language learning pie, something that is largely under platforms like Rosetta stone, Duolingo and Babel. According to a report by The Information, Google is working on an app called Tivoli which is supposed to be integrated with Google search and only work on text initially. The service is expected to be released later this year. The report further adds that the tech giant’s plans for Tivoli include its integration with Google Assistant and YouTube using interactive quizzes.
Tivoli is not Google’s foray into language learning. The software giant previously launched the Read Along app, which was launched as Bolo in India. The app came with the ability to teach four languages: Hindi, English, Spanish and Portuguese. Tivoli is looking to deepen language learning and will most likely add more languages.
At the moment, Duolingo is giving free and structured lessons on a a foreign language to help you master it. The app comes with training sessions that introduce a new language in phases. There are audio cues for all new syllables and words and pictorial representations for some. On the other hand, Rosetta Stone comes with 3 month, 6 month, 12 month and 24 month subscription plans. If Google is to enter this market and be competitive, it will be essential to focus on the different ways of teaching a new language online.

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