“Spanish is the second-most spoken native language in the world,” said Gali Bar-Ziv, chief operating officers of Lingo. “Adding an online Spanish course to our suite of product offerings marks a significant milestone.”
The Spanish course consists of eight levels, 72 units and 792 lessons. With 594 hours of online learning and 80 hours of testing, it’s also compliant with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR or MCER in Spanish), recognized as one of the highest standards for second language learning in the world.
Some interesting facts about Spanish: it’s frequently ranked as the most studied language in the US, the third-most used language on the internet. It ranks in the top three most studied languages in the world. In short, clearly there’s a market.
“This provides institutions with the flexibility to seamlessly localize the course into the native language of their choice for improved learner outcomes, while also allowing the Company to expand our sales pipeline in targeted territories by offering to existing and future clients,” said Bar-Ziv.
The course complements Lingo’s lineup of English, Portuguese, French and Mandarin courses, in addition to a library of lessons already offered by the company.
Lingo shares were flat at C$0.10 on Thursday afternoon.