Now, more than a year after its launch, Alibaba’s online education platform Alibaba Online Academy is coming to iOS and Android, along with Mac and Linux platforms.
The announcement, which was made by Alibaba’s head of global education, Chen Guo, came in the same week that Alibaba released a brand new smartphone app, Binoculars, which uses the same Alibaba platform to help you learn Chinese with an easy-to-use interface.
As with other apps that use Alibaba platforms, the new app also lets you customize your learning experience to suit your personal preferences.
In a blog post announcing the launch, Chen said the new apps “allow students to learn Mandarin with the most advanced features and features that students can afford and to achieve the most in terms of learning and teaching.
It is truly the most powerful and efficient education platform that Alibaba offers today.”
The new apps are available for iOS and Mac.
The Binsoculars app is currently available in China.
Chen added that “this launch is part of the broader initiative of China’s education sector to provide more opportunities for people to participate in learning.”
The app lets you set your own learning goals, which include “learning the language in a short period of time,” and “learning on your own.”
Ceng Jiaqing, Alibaba Academy CEO, said the company has seen “record numbers of students coming online for Mandarin and English and making a significant impact.”
He said the platform has seen a “significant increase” in enrollment from students in China and overseas.
“This means that in addition to attracting students from the world, we have also seen an increase in students coming to our platform,” Chen said.
“This is an opportunity for us to help them become educated, to help students understand and to be confident in their ability to learn.”
The new app will allow you to “learn the language and speak it fluently, to learn the basics of the Chinese language, to have fun with the language, and to connect with other students around the world,” Chen added.
Currently, the app has over 40,000 registered users, with about 3,000 Chinese students taking part.
The company said it plans to launch a number of new apps in the coming months.
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