Duolingo is the world’s #1 way to learn a language, with more than 500 million users worldwide. We’re here to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. Our global team of Duos work together to make learning fun, free and effective for anyone who wants to learn, wherever they are.
Duolingo uses scientifically proven, bite-size lessons to provide instruction in 30+ languages. We’re headquartered in Pittsburgh. Called the City of Bridges, it’s where we’re making language learning a bridge to opportunity for millions around the world. We also have offices in Beijing, Berlin, New York, and Seattle.
Engineers at Duolingo work on developing technologies that serve our mission: to develop the best education in the world and make it universally accessible. We’re tackling challenges in teaching languages, international growth, engagement, monetization, security — all while striving for excellence. We have one of the industry’s largest data sets on how millions of people learn and we apply machine learning to improve learning outcomes on a global scale.
Working at Duolingo is a lot like learning at Duolingo: we make daily progress while having a lot of fun. We collaborate with kindness, celebrate wins together, and make ample time to unwind and explore new things. We’re learners first.
Language education has long been expensive and inaccessible, until one company made it free, fun, and universally available. On this episode of Mission Driven, we talk to Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn and board member Jim Shelton. We discuss the online education platform with the top-grossing education app — for which they don’t charge a thing.
We work hard to foster an environment where everyone feels valued — no matter who they are, where they’re from, and how they identify. Building a representative workforce is up to all of us. We know that diverse teams yield better results. Our workforce needs to reflect who’s learning on our platforms in order to understand and meet their needs. Duolingo is for everyone, and that starts with the people who work here.
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