Uber wants its drivers to have language lessons to remove the language barrier when traveling.
Uber will begin offering free language lessons from the Rosetta Stone platform to make life easier for its drivers, the company said. The objective of the taxi application is for drivers and customers to interact without the language barrier, in addition to teaching them new skills that can help them beyond jobs at Uber.
Drivers will have free access to the 24 languages offered by Rosetta Stone, directly from the Uber Driver app.
In addition, drivers from some countries may request a letter of achievement to assist them in applying for jobs.
Free Uber classes
The Uber and Rosetta Stone partnership is available to drivers and riders who have achieved Gold, Platinum, or Diamond status through the Uber Pro program in more than three dozen countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Panama, Mexico and more.
This initiative occurs because, according to Uber, the majority of its drivers are immigrants, for example, 82% of drivers in London and 90% in New York City are not natives.