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Pearson expands into online learning

Leading learning company Pearson is widening its educational offering by its recent acquisition of Mondly, an online learning platform. It’s a big deal, as Mondly is in the top five language-learning apps as rated by Statista, based on the number of worldwide downloads. Taking on Mondly means Pearson can now deliver English-learning opportunities in just about every way there is, from textbooks through to mobile apps.

Mondly provides English-language learning via its app, website, VR and AR and has a children’s version, MondlyKIDS, as well.

“[This] acquisition marks another step in our digital strategy,” says Pearson’s chief executive, Andy Bird, “giving us an exciting foothold in the fast-growing direct-to-consumer English learning market and building yet more connectivity across the entire Pearson portfolio.” 

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Liz Granirer
Liz Granirer
Liz has been a journalist for many years. She is currently editor of EL Gazette and has previously edited the magazines Young Performer, StepForward and Accounting Technician; been deputy editor on Right Start magazine; chief sub editor on Country Homes & Interiors; and sub editor on easyJet Traveller, Lonely Planet and Family Traveller magazines, along with a number of others.
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