San Mateo, California. June 12, 2022 – IXL Learning, developer of personalized learning products used by more than 13 million students, has announced that it has acquired Curiosity Media, the creator of innovative language learning platforms that enable people to communicate more effectively in Spanish and English. Curiosity Media’s acquisitions include its flagship products SpanishDict, inglés.com and Fluencia, which collectively help more than 100 million people each year improve their language skills through vibrant and interactive learning resources.
The Curiosity Media acquisition will further diversify and complement IXL Learning’s language and literacy offerings, including world-renowned Rosetta Stone, IXL English Language Arts and Vocabulary.com.
Curiosity Media is at the forefront of creating products that help language learners communicate in Spanish and English. SpanishDict debuted in 1999 and is now the world’s top destination for Spanish-language students, reaching more than 100 million people annually. The platform provides users with a wide range of tools for learning Spanish, including millions of free dictionary entries, verb additions, example sentences, pronunciation videos, vocabulary quizzes, interactive lessons and much more.
inglés.com helps students develop English language skills online. The platform combines the most popular features of SpanishDict, including extensive language practice, native-speaker video and in-depth translation, to create a customized learning experience for millions of Spanish speakers who are learning English each year.
Fluencia, Curiosity Media’s personalized learning app, uses adaptive technology and the latest neuroscience research to optimize how people learn Spanish. The platform’s interactive practice, step-by-step instructions and personalized feedback encourage users to build language skills while learning at their own pace.
“Learning a language is not just about creating another set of skills-it can be an exciting journey that sharpens the mind, adds new dimensions to us and changes the way other people look. Curiosity Media has done a remarkable job of bridging the gap between language influence and student motivation, and our goal is to further expand its reach, ”said Paul Mishkin, CEO of IXL Learning. “The addition of Curiosity Media increases IXL’s investment in giving students more ways to discover, experience and enjoy new languages.”
“Curiosity Media has a passion for providing the best experience in the world for learning Spanish and English,” 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 passion for learning and innovation and we are thrilled to be able to bring our teams together. “
Tyton Partners has acted as Curiosity Media’s exclusive financial advisor on transactions.
Redefining possibilities in education
IXL Learning has revolutionized educational technology since its inception in 1998. Today, the company leads the world in learning through innovation and offers a variety of products and services that help students develop skills in math, literacy, language and more. The seven brands of IXL Learning: IXL, Rosetta Stone, Curiosity Media, Wyzant, Vocabulary.com, ABCya and Education.com – empower all students with engaging, personalized learning experiences. Our teams create groundbreaking solutions to the most important learning challenges and inspire students to be lifelong learners.
About learning IXL
Currently used by 13 million students and among the top 100 U.S. school districts, IXL is an integrated learning platform that supports personalized education in mathematics, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. With over 100 billion questions asked and answered worldwide, IXL is helping schools and parents successfully build student achievement. The product’s IXL Learning Family includes Rosetta Stone, Weizant, Education.com, ABCya, Vocabulary.com and Curiosity Media. To learn more about IXL, visit www.ixl.com, facebook.com/IXL and twitter.com/IXLLearning.