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Online boom “not a threat” to language schools

The online language learning market is booming as students seek more flexible modes of learning, claims uSpeak, a rising star in the space. However, it says that the trend does not threaten traditional language schools, which are already incorporating e-learning into their offerings.

Language tech start-up Babbel raises $10m

Competition is hotting up in the online language learning world after German startup Babbel sold a US$10 million stake to help it expand internationally. Founder Markus Witte said he hoped to break into the French, British, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian markets.