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Unacademy Announces App to Learn Spanish; Indian Languages to Follow

CIO Insider Team | Saturday, 8 June, 2024
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Unacademy, a firm that prepares for tests, has released a new software designed to aid in language learning.

Unacademy: Learn Spanish, a global product, is currently available on the Google Play Store and the Apple Play Store.

“We only have Spanish for now. French is launching next month on 10th July,” says chief executive Gaurav Munjal.

“The new app has surpassed 10,000 users and 100 paid customers. It has over 5,000 downloads on Google Play Store.

While all other apps focus on too much gamification, we built an app that actually makes you learn a language,” adds Munjal.

Users of the app can learn without daily constraints with a free plan and a subscription option priced at Rs 99 per month or Rs 799 per year. The app will go up against Duolingo, a language learning tool.

The app's description on the Play Store states, “Our interactive templates make learning an adventure, with amazing content ensuring a seamless grasp of language concepts.”

The app currently provides lessons on topics such as greetings and basic conversation, visiting a restaurant, food and beverages, navigating the city, describing yourself and your family, among others.

“We only have Spanish for now. French is launching next month on 10th July,” says chief executive Gaurav Munjal.

In 2015, Munjal, Hemesh Singh, and Roman Saini launched Unacademy as a YouTube channel before it evolved into an edtech platform. Currently, Unacademy's offline business accounts for a sizable portion of its revenue.

Following a brief uptick brought on by Covid, the company's web sales has begun to decline.

As a result, it turned its attention to growing its offline presence in the exam preparation market, where it faced competition from companies like PhysicsWallah, financed by GSV Ventures, Allen Career Institute, backed by Bodhi Tree, and owned by Byju.

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