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Language Learning Community Livemocha to Shut Down on April 22nd

Livemocha, formerly the largest language learning community on the Internet with over 16 million registered learners, will shut down its service on April 22nd.

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Duolingo trains Teachers in Costa Rica

Duolingo keeps pushing its K-12 focused Duolingo for Schools platform. Earlier this month the language learning startup held a workshop for 350 public school teachers in Costa Rica. The workshop was in partnership with the non-profit Ideas en Acción and Costa Rica’s Ministry of Education.

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For Rosetta Stone Consumers are no longer a Priority

During the latest earnings call it became clear that consumers increasingly play a minority role in Rosetta Stone’s strategy. To underline the shift, the company’s interim CEO John Hass, who implemented the new strategy in March 2015, was appointed permanent CEO.

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Skype Translator now supports Arabic

Skype Translator, the real time feature that translates spoken language into written text during a Skype call, added Arabic as its latest supported language. This brings the total of supported spoken languages up to eight: English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Arabic. On top of that Skype supports translation of written text in 50 languages which makes it a great tool for language teaching.

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