Acquisition Further Diversifies IXL’s Suite of Language Learning Services and Will Accelerate Curiosity Media’s Growth
SAN MATEO, Calif., June 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IXL learningdeveloper of personalized learning products used by more than 13 million students, announced the acquisition Media of curiosity, the creator of innovative language learning platforms that enable people to communicate more effectively in Spanish and English. Acquisition of Curiosity Media includes its flagship products SpanishDict, inglés.com and Fluencywho collectively help more than 100 million people each year develop their language skills through dynamic and interactive learning resources.
The acquisition of Curiosity Media will further diversify and complement IXL Learning’s language and literacy offerings, including the world-renowned company Rosetta stone, English Language Arts IXL and Vocabulary.com.
Curiosity Media has been at the forefront of creating products that help learners interact in Spanish and English. SpanishDict debuted in 1999 and is now the world’s leading destination for Spanish language learners, reaching over 100 million people each year. The platform provides users with a comprehensive set of tools to learn Spanish, including millions of free dictionary entries, verb conjugations, sample sentences, pronunciation videos, vocabulary quizzes, interactive lessons and more.
inglés.com helps learners develop their English skills online. The platform combines SpanishDict’s most popular features, including comprehensive language practice, native speaker videos, and in-depth translations, to create a personalized learning experience for the tens of millions of Spanish speakers learning Spanish. English every year.
Fluencia, Curiosity Media’s personalized learning app, uses adaptive technology and the latest neuroscience research to optimize the way people learn Spanish. The platform’s interactive exercises, step-by-step instructions and personalized feedback encourage users to develop their language skills while learning at their own pace.
“Learning a language isn’t just about developing another set of skills, it can also be an exciting journey that sharpens the mind, adds new dimensions to who we are, and changes the way we perceive others. Curiosity Media has does an outstanding job of bridging the gap between language impact and learner enthusiasm, and our goal is to expand its reach even further,” said Paul Michkin, CEO of IXL Learning. “The addition of Curiosity Media increases IXL’s investment in providing students with more ways to discover, experience and enjoy new languages.”
“Curiosity Media has a deep passion for delivering the best experiences in the world for Spanish and English learners,” said Chris Cummings, CEO of Curiosity Media. “Joining the IXL family will help us continue to serve millions of people and develop new ways to personalize learning. We have a shared love for education and innovation and are excited to bring our teams together.”
Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Curiosity Media on the transaction.
Redefining possibilities in education
IXL Learning has revolutionized educational technology since its inception in 1998. Today, the company leads the world of education through innovation and offers a diverse set of products and services that help learners develop skills in math, literacy, languages and more. The seven brands of IXL Learning—IXL, Rosetta stone, Curiosity Media, Wyzant, Vocabulary.com, ABCya and Education.com enable all students to have engaging and personalized learning experiences. Our teams create breakthrough solutions to education’s most pressing challenges and inspire students to become lifelong learners.
About IXL Learning
Currently used by 13 million students and in America’s top 100 school districts, IXL is an integrated learning platform that supports personalized learning in math, English, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 100 billion questions asked and answered worldwide, IXL helps schools and parents successfully improve student achievement. IXL learning product family also includes Rosetta stone, Wyzant, Education.com, ABCa, Vocabulary.com and Media of curiosity. To learn more about IXL, visit www.ixl.com, facebook.com/IXL and twitter.com/IXLLearning.
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