According to Forbes magazine, the use of AI in education is predicted to grow by almost 50% by 2021, while many learners are looking for a more customized and personal approach.
Lingvist, a language-learning app, is bringing these two worlds together—AI and personalization—to create Course Wizard, a customizable language course tool. Course Wizard gives Lingvist’s 1.4 million users the ability to create, customize, and share language courses based on the things they love, such as music, food, hobbies, careers, and other personal passions.
It starts with users adding in words or a piece of text to the platform, with the app’s algorithm quickly creating an entire course stemming from their input, presenting example sentences to study and stitching a huge vocabulary set together. The result is that an American expat living in France who is into jazz can learn how to speak about jazz in French without going through a whole language course, or international festival-goers can learn the language they need to get by while living it up in a different country.
“The development of Course Wizard is a revolutionary step in education technology that allows users a wide scope of personalization and customization—defining traits of the next generation of learners,” said Mait Müntel, Lingvist co-founder and CEO. “We hope that Course Wizard will motivate people to learn languages again, while giving them the freedom to learn them exactly how they want to, meaning they can fully integrate themselves into another country’s culture,” he added.