Rumours are swirling that language-learning app Duolingo may be branching out into music education.
Known for offering language courses in Spanish, Welsh, Japanese, and more, Duolingo recently posted a job advertisement hinting at a new music-focused endeavour. The ad seeks a Learning Scientist for Music, stating, "Duolingo is venturing into teaching music! Our strengths lie in building educational apps that are grounded in learning science and keep learners motivated – come join us to help build a new Duolingo music app that promotes learning and is fun to use!”
The listing reveals that the company is searching for "an expert in music education who combines both theoretical knowledge of relevant learning science research and hands-on teaching experience." This incumbent will "lay the foundation for the new music product, innovating through experimentation and fast product iterations.”
Tech Crunch reports that Duolingo also advertised for a freelance music composition and curricular consultant, though those positions are no longer accepting applications. Last year, the platform launched Duolingo Math, its first foray beyond languages.
Meanwhile, social media app TikTok is said to be limiting music on the platform to test its "importance" to users. Bloomberg reports that the experiment is targeting users in Australia, as content creators won't be able to use certain songs.
No additional information has been released about Duolingo's potential music education project.