WELSH language learning is going to get a fresh boost thanks to a new partnership between Duolingo and the Welsh Government.

Jeremy Miles, the Minister for the Welsh Language and Education, earlier announced the new partnership between the National Centre for Learning Welsh and the global digital language learning platform.

From October 2021, the National Centre’s language team will take up the baton from a group of enthusiastic volunteers, led by Welsh tutor Richard Morse, who have been running the Duolingo course since its launch in January 2016.

The development is the first of its kind, and part of a wider initiative within Duolingo to move from a volunteer-based model to having some courses managed ‘in-house’, with others developed in partnership with external bodies such as the National Centre.