Mondly is one of the most popular platforms for language learning and is building the future of learning and teaching. With a staggering 30 million users, and over 20 million downloads of their language learning app, they are continuing to disrupt the world of learning new languages through innovative technology. The recent release of MondlyAR allows users to learn new languages through an augmented reality experience.
Creating a New World Within Your Own
MondlyAR introduces you to a virtual language learning assistant, and using a combination of virtual lessons and interactive conversations in a variety of different languages, you can experience almost organic-like conversations. Throughout your AR experience, your spoken language is processed via speech recognition technology, and feedback is instantaneous.
To best enhance the user’s experience, as well as simplify the learning process through fun engagement methods, Mondly presents a variety of different virtual creations, such as animals, musical instruments, and even planets in the user’s virtual environment. This allows the user to interact with these virtual elements, and be guided through relatable situations while being encouraged to start conversations.
Speaking with an AI bot in the virtual reality environment is, according to the CEO of Mondly, Alex Iliescu, among the best ways to learn a new language.
Currently, MondlyAR offers the following languages you can learn:
- American English
- British English
Making It Easier To Learn New Languages
Learning new languages is not easy, and according to Middlebury Language Academy, who has taught language fluency for more than a century, the key to any students’ success is through full immersion. Instructors here say that in order to learn a language, students have to use it in a meaningful, real-world way. That means learning the language through culture, art, and music with less emphasis on more common teaching methods like rote vocabulary memorization.
Unfortunately, not everyone is able to spend a significant amount of time in another country, or even be able to afford the expense, to become fully immersed and take on learning a new language in a new environment. With the evolution of innovative technology, MondlyAR seeks to provide users’ this full immersion approach virtually. In combination with artificial intelligence, MondlyAR helps users experience real-life scenarios and conversations, all within a safe learning environment you choose.
MondlyAR also uses adaptive learning capabilities to keep you informed on how you learn and follow the progress you are making. Mondly notes that at the end of your language learning experience, you will have mastered over 5,000 common words and phrases used in your selected language.
How to Start With MondlyAR
To start using the MondlyAR experience, just download the Android app on Google Play. It is currently available on ARCore enabled devices as: Samsung S7, S8, S9, Note 8; Google Pixel 1,2; LG V30, V30+, ASUS Zenfone AR, and OnePlus 5. There are introductory lessons you can try for free, and the entire AR language learning experience is available by purchasing the Mondly Premium subscription allowing users to access 33 language lessons for only $9.99/month.