Chess.com and Duolingo partner to combine the fun of language learning and the thrill of chess for learners around the world.

Chess.com, the world’s largest chess site, and Duoling, the worlds top-grossing education app, have entered a partnership to bring together chess and language learners from around the world. Sharing the same common ground of learning by doing, users of both platforms can finally enjoy the depth and strategy of the chess world without any language barrier.

Starting November 1, users of Chess.com can interact with opponents in multiple languages using multilingual player bots. There are 12 languages available including:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Turkish
  • Korean
  • Arabic
  • Indonesian
  • Russian

Furthermore, the integration of Chess.com and Duolingo will bring the colorful characters from the Duolingo world to the black-and-white world of chess. Each of the automated opponents will have different personalities that affect their communication and playstyles. There are a total of 11 Duolingo characters, including Duolingo's mascot, Duo the Owl.

"Chess is arguably the most international game we have today, and we hope language learning will surge synonymously with chess play on Chess.com to reach even more international players,” said Chess.com chief chess officer Danny Rensch. “Duolingo and Chess.com are two huge online communities that have so much in common, and we’re excited to create unique opportunities that bring more people together globally.”

"Duolingo learners and Chess.com's community of players are dedicated, passionate, and want to learn by doing, which is exactly how both platforms teach,” said George Audi, global head of business development for Duolingo. He then continued, “By bringing Duolingo's lovable cast of characters, each with their unique and distinctive personalities, to Chess.com as playable bots in multiple languages, we're combining the joy of learning and practicing a language with the thrill of improving your chess game. We hope November will be a fun month for both communities to take their learning to the next level."

Claim free Chess.com and Duolingo memberships

With this partnership, Chess.com and Duolingo are also giving away limited-time access to their membership.

Chess.com subscribers can claim two months of free Super Duolingo. Meanwhile, Chess.com registered users can claim one month of free Super Duolingo. Furthermore, Duolingo users can join a chess-themed November monthly challenge. They can also earn a one-month Diamond Membership on Chess.com.


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