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Mondly Launches Language App with Speech Recognition

MondlyVR helps users learn languages through Google's Daydream and Cardboard virtual reality platforms.
Posted Sep 11, 2017
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Mondly, providers of a language app with more than 20 million downloads, has launched MondlyVR, a voice-enabled language experience for Google's Virtual Reality platforms Daydream and Cardboard.

MondlyVR allows users to take part in life-like conversations with virtual characters in 30 languages by combining voice chatbot, speech recognition, and virtual reality technology. The app offers instant immersion, feedback on pronunciation, suggestions that enrich learners' vocabulary, and interactive scenarios.

"We realized the best way to teach languages would be to create an immersive experience that replicates real-life scenarios and conversations. VR gives us the best opportunity to do this," said Alex Iliescu, CEO of Mondly, in a statement. "From our experience, the biggest things that keep people from actually speaking and using new languages are fear and lack of life-like practice. MondlyVR overcomes these barriers and quickly gets learners comfortable and speaking in real-life situations. We're filling the conversational gap of traditional language education."

MondlyVR is available for $4.99 until the end of September. The regular price starting Oct. 1 is $7.99.


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