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March 21st, 2018

Mondly Launches the First AR Language App with AI Speech Recognition

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream

Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream

Language is a fundamental tool our mind’s developed over the course of human history.
 
We live in a world where anyone can learn any language with some time, effort, and an internet connection. International language barriers are slowly becoming a thing of the past.
 
But, even technology-based tools like Rosetta Stone and mobile applications are limiting in the user’s educational experience.
 
I’m proud to announce MondlyAR, the first augmented reality (AR) language learning experience with speech recognition. Launched in collaboration with Google, the AR experience will be featured alongside the technology giant’s first wave of augmented reality apps.
MondlyAR offers language learners effective virtual lessons and purposeful conversations in seven languages (American English, British English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and German) from the comfort of their homes. Through the experience, a virtual teacher, Mondly, carries a humanlike conversation with the user, processing spoken language and replying with a human voice and gestures.
 
The virtual teacher gives instant feedback on pronunciation and presents the student with virtual objects such as plants and animals that interact with the user for a more engaging, immersive lesson. By incorporating lifelike elements into the lessons, students are more likely to understand, process, and retain what they are taught.
 
Mondly’s team built MondlyAR with ARCore, the Android software development kit launched by Google in February 2018. Mondly collaborated closely with Google to build the augmented reality experience built with ARCore.
 

MondlyAR Disrupts Education, Brings AR to the People

“Launching MondlyAR with the support of Google is tremendously exciting, and reinforces our belief that we are at the forefront of innovation in augmented reality apps. Our goal atMondly has always been to lower the barriers to technology-based learning. While MondlyVR was a huge step in the right direction, with the release of MondlyAR, headsets are no longer a barrier to enjoying completely immersive language lessons with a virtual teacher who responds to your needs as a student.”
– Alex Iliescu, CEO of Mondly
MondlyAR is available on Google Play inside the Mondly mobile app. The introductory lessons are free, and the complete experience can be accessed by purchasing Mondly Premium, which offers full access to lessons in 33 languages for $9.99/month or $47.99/year.
 
MondlyAR currently offers seven languages, but the creators expect to launch in over 30 languages in augmented reality by the next update in August 2018. The company plans to launch MondlyAR in the Apple App Store by the end of the month.
MondlyAR is powered by ARCore, which enables AR on 100 million Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, S9, Note 8; Google Pixel 1, 2; LG V30, V30+ Android, ASUS Zenfone AR and OnePlus 5). For more information, visit https://www.mondly.com/AR.

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