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Pandemic inspiring more people to learn new language

Posted at 8:32 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 11:55:27-05

The pandemic has made more people want to learn a new language. Residents of the United Kingdom led the way in that surge.

U.S. company Duolingo says their numbers rose 67% worldwide last year but increased more than 130% in the United Kingdom.

Duolingo says Spanish is the most popular language, followed by French.

Berlin-based company Babbel saw an 80% increase in new users from the UK compared to its worldwide average of 50%.