Preply is a language-learning app and e-learning platform. The company is based in US with employees based in 30 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Asia. Preply has 400 employees of 58 different nationalities. As of 2022, Preply connects over 140,000 tutors teaching 50 languages from 203 countries worldwide.
The company was founded in 2012 by Ukrainian entrepreneurs Kirill Bigai, Dmytro Voloshyn, and Serge Lukyanov. The website, preply.com, was relaunched in November 2013 with a focus on online language learning. On August 31, 2013, Preply became a leading Ukrainian educational startup after an initial angel investment of $180,000.
In 2016, the Preply platform was restructured by adding a ranking algorithm of machine learning for recommendations and classification of tutors. In 2018, Preply Classroom (formerly Preply space) was launched as the all-in-one language learning ecosystem with an integrated video platform, online chat, screen sharing, and more.
Preply’s product is based on one-to-one human tutoring. The company uses a machine learning algorithm to increase matching efficiency between learners and tutors on a variety of parameters such as price, availability, country of birth, other languages spoken, learning objectives, and more.
Preply developed a proprietary Curriculum product that is complementing human learning by providing placement tests with AI voice recognition, and interactive vocabulary exercises, available on all platforms and other features.
Preply is a far more efficient way to get speaking practice. If you take 1-on-1 language lessons with a Preply tutor, you can talk only in your target language, and focus on the skills you want to practice.
With prices from around $10 per hour, tutoring doesn’t have to be expensive. Many people consider it to be a worthwhile trade-off for the time and inefficiency that typical language exchanges could cost.
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