We are thrilled to announce the exciting news that WordUp has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the UK Digital Excellence Awards in the Software Innovation Award category. We are excited to take you on a journey through the heart of our company, the essence of our award-nominated work, and the profound impact this recognition has on our team.
WordUp was founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneurs, Paymon Khamooshi and Somayeh Aghnia. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, our mission is to make English language learning accessible, efficient, and enjoyable for individuals across the globe. Since our launch in 2019, we have become a global phenomenon with over 6 million users worldwide.
“This fantastic application is ideal for enhancing your vocabulary through its impressive functionalities, such as the word map, AI chat, Progress Monitor, real-world text, and image illustrations.” – Kashif Faraz
WordUp transforms language learning through four core elements. We emphasize contextual learning for a dynamic experience beyond memorization. Our personalized knowledge maps tailor the learning journey to individual preferences and proficiency levels. Thriving on interactivity, our application offers diverse features powered by the innovative use of AI. This unique blend is what distinguishes us, delivering a comprehensive language learning experience.
“This app is incredible! If you want to expand your vocabulary, I highly recommend it. With its smart AI and dynamic features, it provides endless examples and tests to fortify your knowledge. I used a dictionary app before, but it was like information going in one ear and out the other. This is advanced teaching at its best!” – Chloe Elizabeth
1. Personalized Knowledge Maps: A Revolutionary Approach
One of our standout achievements is the development and implementation of personalized knowledge maps. We understand that each language learner has specific needs and goals when learning and through this feature, users can focus on exactly what they need.
2. Lexi, an AI Tutor in Your Pocket
One of the most challenging aspects of language acquisition for English learners is perfecting their Writing and conversational skills. Introducing Lexi, an AI tutor, has allowed users to practice these specific skills whenever and wherever they like. Lexi allows users to receive real-time feedback and tips to improve their learning journey.
3. AI-Powered Conversation with Famous Figures
Using the power of AI we allow the users to have a conversation with more than 10,000 famous figures. Whether conversing with historical icons, cultural luminaries, or contemporary influencers, users can tailor their language learning experience to their interests and goals.
4. WordUp Scenarios
This innovative feature takes language learning beyond the confines of traditional methods. With each scenario, users are asked to think they are in certain situations and have to use specific sets of words to pass different challenges. This interactive approach not only reinforces vocabulary but also enhances practical language skills through hands-on experiences.
5. WordUp Dictionary
We have also created a dictionary on our website. The WordUp Dictionary provides users with a vast collection of words and idioms for a thorough understanding of the English language. Learners can search for any word in the dictionary and see every meaning of the word alongside its use in real-life situations with quotes and short video clips.
7. Chrome Extension
To make learning new vocabulary an everyday part of a learner’s life, we have introduced a Chrome extension. Adding this extension allows learners to complete their knowledge map by adding words and quickly looking up any word that they do not know. Users can now learn as they work or simply surf the internet.
To make learners’ journey easier, we’ve integrated advanced teaching and memory methods into our app to elevate the learning experience for our users. Here’s a glimpse into how well WordUp has been received by its users:
- Over 5 million downloads and 125k reviews, add up to an astonishing 4.8 rating on Google Play Store
- Rated 4.7 on the App Store
- Over 6 million users worldwide
- Users spend approximately 5 million hours on WordUp every month.
“I rather enjoy this app. I’ve tried many language courses, websites, and other apps, but this is, for me, the most complete experience. While other apps offer similar features, this one has everything. I learn words relevant to my environment, and I’m genuinely interested in learning each one. Just having a lot of fun here.” – Jose Suárez Vegas
WordUp has earned widespread recognition for its outstanding contributions and innovation in the field of education. We have been nominated for and won numerous awards since 2020, just less than a year after our launch.
- 2020 British Council, Best Digital Innovation
- 2020 17th Annual International Business Awards, Best Education & Reference App GOLD STEVIE® Winner
- 2021 UK Dev Awards in the UK, Finalist at App of the Year.
- 2021 UK Dev Awards in the UK, Finalist at App of the Year
- 2022 UK British Data Awards: Finalist at EdTech of the year
- 2023 UK Education and Training Awards Most Innovative English Language Improvement Application
- 2023 Great British Award, Technology Entrepreneur of the Year
- Quality Assurance Seal for WordUp from Educational App Store
- 2023 Reimagine Education Awards: shortlisted for the Best Use of Generative AI Award
Being shortlisted for the UK Digital Excellence Award in the Software Innovation Award category is an honor that validates the tireless efforts of our team. It is a testament to the impact we have had on English learners worldwide and the innovation we bring to the realm of English language education.
“Being shortlisted for the UK Digital Excellence Award in the Software Innovation Award category is a pleasant recognition of our team’s hard work. But more than that, it’s a celebration of the millions of language learners who have chosen WordUp to embark on their English journey. It motivates us to continue pushing boundaries and providing an unparalleled learning experience.” – Paymon Khamooshi, Co-Founder.
“This acknowledgement fuels our conviction: WordUp’s impact is transformative. Every word learned signifies a step toward a more empowered, connected future. As we celebrate, we pledge to redefine language education and extend WordUp’s boundless influence.” – Somayeh Aghnia, Co-Founder.
As we celebrate these achievements, we look forward to the future with excitement and determination. We will continue to push the boundaries of language learning, introducing new features, and evolving with the needs of our growing community.
As we stand on the threshold of the UK Digital Excellence Award in the Software Innovation Award category, we express our sincere gratitude to our users, supporters, and the entire WordUp team. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey, where the world connects through language, innovation, and the shared passion for learning.
Being a finalist for the Software Innovation Award is evidence of the impact we’ve made, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for WordUp and the millions of language learners who call it their learning home.