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Language learning used to be mostly massive open online courses (MOOC), and many startups have taken many different methods to improve user interaction language learning. Shanghai-based English learning platform Rikai Labs uses WeChat chatbot, 2010-born language learning social network italki uses Skype to allow its users to give language lessons to each other, and there are other solo app learning startups as can be seen from Busuu, Duolingo, and Memrise. Now a Chinese startup Hujiang is using AI to help you learn a new language and analyzes the interaction of students and a teacher on its live streaming platform CCtalk. For example, if the teacher joked in the class that created more engagement, the company analyzes data and provides that to the teacher.

Since live streaming started to take over the China market from early 2016, there has been a number of education platforms that have launched their own live streaming services for teachers to give lectures. These traditional education corporates like New Oriental, TAL (Tomorrow Advancing Life), live streaming platforms like YY, Douyu, and startups like Zuoyebang and Xiaoyuansouti.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com