Want an app for teaching people your language? You just have to ask—and work for it

Languages need advocates: people who speak up for them and get others interested in speaking them. “Each new course we add to our platform is made because someone pushed for it,” says Luis Von Ahn, founder of the language learning app, Duolingo.

Today (March 3), Duolingo, which already had courses in 22 languages, released its first lessons in an African language—Swahili. The course was requested by the Peace Corps Tanzania program to help train Americans, and Peace Corps volunteers

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