Hallo, an on-demand language learning start-up based in Provo, Utah, announced today that it has launched Spanish on its mobile app for the first time, after solely focusing on English for a few years. The app now helps Spanish learners press a button and get connected with a native speaker in seconds to practice and speak anytime, anywhere.
The Hallo app, designed to help language learners find opportunities to speak in seconds, has over 2 million English learners who practice speaking on its app for over 100 million minutes of calls per year. The company is now expanding its offerings to include the second most widely spoken language in the world, Spanish, with more than 500 million people worldwide speaking Spanish as a second language.
Joon Beh, CEO of Hallo said that the company will focus on Spanish learners mainly in the U.S. who are wanting to improve their speaking skills, but specifically called out Spanish learners in Utah as the main audience they would like to help. Beh said, “Utah is the hub of language learning, and there are so many passionate language learners wanting to become fluent and brush up their speaking skills.”
Hallo’s business model is simple: students choose a subscription plan with how often they would like to practice with a native speaker each week, and they can either press a button for an on-demand conversation or book a lesson through scheduling. Hallo is mainly focused on speaking, and their on-demand component makes their product unique and convenient for people to practice with a native speaker on the way home from work once or twice a week.
Wrote Beh: “Our Spanish launch is the signal of our plan to help not only English learners but also help all language learners going forward. Certainly, we will launch additional languages such as Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and more in the near future, so we can eventually help all learners become fluent and be the language learning app that everyone talks about.”
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