About us

Unlocking human potential with professional English.

Everyone deserves access to world-class opportunities for education and professional development.

About Slang | Our story | Mission and Vision

Our story

Slang was born at MIT out of the collaboration between two students, Diego and Kamran. Through Diego’s personal experiences — watching the employees of his companies in Latin America and his international classmates at MIT struggle with industry-specific English — he realized that there was no English-learning solution on the market that could meet the needs of professionals and businesses, needs that go beyond basic English.

Kamran’s expertise in ML and NLP was the missing piece to make this dream a reality. Together, they developed the cutting-edge algorithms that form the backbone of Slang’s adaptive approach.

“The vast majority of knowledge is encoded in English. Billions of people are being left behind. Slang is closing this knowledge gap with the largest offering of professional English courses anywhere.”

Diego Villegas
CEO and Co-Founder of Slang

Vision

To become the industry standard for developing and certifying professional English.

Mission

Eradicate professional illiteracy and enable access to knowledge and professional development.

We’re redefining the market with our specialized offerings, enabling organizations to unlock their potential.

Logistics
An mechanical engineer in France earns the MIT Supply Chain MicroMasters credential through edX.
Accounting
A junior accountant in Brazil masters IFRS and moves up to become an accounting controller for a multinational company.
Marketing
A marketing professor in Mexico assigns Ryan Holiday's Growth Hacker Marketing in his digital marketing class.
Project Management
A construction manager in Turkey passes her PMP exam and becomes an outstanding project manager.

Our investors

ALIVE
ALLVP
AVP
DILA Capital
IDB Lab
inQlab
Inverlink
Positive Ventures
Roble Ventures
Salesforce Ventures

Slang in numbers

24/7
available anytime, anywhere
415K
total students impacted
4-star
rating on the app stores

Press & Prizes

GSV Cup

Slang was nominated as a Top 25 Worldwide Innovator in the EdTech sector in the 2021 GSV Cup.
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GESA

Slang was named the most promising EdTech startup in the world by GESAwards in 2020.
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WEF

Slang was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers of 2022.
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Forbes

Slang was chosen as one of Forbes’ Top 100 Best Startups in 2021 in Colombia.
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Get in touch with us

Boston, USA (HQ)

50 Milk Street16th FloorBoston, MA 02109USA

Bogotá, Colombia

Carrera 7 # 74B-56Oficina 501BogotáColombia

Mexico City, Mexico

Montes Urales 424, Virreyes, Lomas de Chapultepec11000 Ciudad de México, CDMXMéxico

São Paulo, Brazil

Av. Paulista, 1374 - Bela VistaSão Paulo - SP, 01310-100Brazil

Made with love in seven countries around the world.
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