Crunchyroll Partners With Duolingo To Teach You Japanese
Crunchyroll partners with Duolingo, the number one education app for learning new languages!
Yesterday, Crunchyroll announced a new collaboration with Duolingo, the world’s leading language learning platform! This partnership aims Anime and the sixth anniversary of Duolingo’s Japanese language course. This course now features nearly 50 phrases inspired by popular anime series!
And this is not even the whole deal. Indeed, there is something even better for people using the leading anime streaming platform. Crunchyroll subscribers are eligible for a two-month trial of Super Duolingo. This is the ad-free tier of the language learning app. Moreover, Crunchyroll free users are eligible for a one-mont trial of Super Duolingo. As for Duolingo learners studying Japanese, they may be eligible for one free month of Crunchyroll Mega Fan premium access. This provides an ad-free viewing experience of the anime streaming platform. Crunchyroll owns the world’s largest anime library, which includes more than 18,000 hours of series and films!
On top of that, Crunchyroll is also making a roundup of series available on AVOD for a limited time. These series are easy to understand with everyday Japanese vocabulary. This includes Bananya, which features an adorable kitty who lives in a banana, Free!, the anime sports about swimming which we have been covering since we started our anime category, Laid-Back Camp, the beloved slice of life series and Nichijou – My Ordinary Life, a surreal comedy following three ordinary girls.
“Anime is a dynamic medium and we know viewers have a curiosity for learning. Now on Duolingo, fans worldwide can celebrate anime through learning iconic phrases from their favourite series,” said Terry Li, Senior Vice President of Emerging Business, Crunchyroll. “We also hope anime-curious learners will be intrigued by their Japanese lessons on Duolingo and will explore all that anime has to offer on Crunchyroll.”
Global interest in language learning is heavily influenced by major pop culture and social events. Since anime is one of the fastest growing entertainment categories in the world, it’s no surprise that Japanese is growing in popularity. Nearly a third (26%) of Duolingo Japanese learners cite fun, like watching their favourite anime shows, as their top motivation for learning. Japanese is the third most popular language for English speakers to learn on Duolingo.
“We chose to partner with the leader in anime entertainment, Crunchyroll, to advance our Japanese course because we know watching TV shows and films in the language you’re studying is a great way to learn and we wanted to offer our learners a way to further immerse themselves in the Japanese language through anime,” said George Audi, Senior Director of Business Development. “We hope this partnership will be as delightful to anime fans as it was for our Learning, Design and Marketing teams to work on!”
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