About Dinolingo

Dinolingo is the world’s premier online language learning platform for children, offering educational resources in 50 languages.

Our mission to eliminate cultural and linguistic barriers by providing every child the opportunity to learn a new language. We envision a world where language learning bridges gaps and brings people together.

DinoLingo is owned and operated by Dino Lingo Inc., a private corporation established in 2010 and located in New York City.


About Us

Dinolingo is run by the husband-and-wife team, Annique and Serdar Acar. They met in Manhattan and married in 2004. This dynamic duo manages Dinolingo full-time while raising their two children in New York.

Annique, originally from Ireland, moved to New York City in her 20s studied fashion and and worked with top fashion brands. Serdar, from Turkiye, also moved to New York in his 20s, studied theatre and film, and produced TV shows.

The Dinolingo team consists of contractors and freelancers working remotely from various locations around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Turkiye, Romania, Ukraine, India, and Spain.


January 2010 – Serdar Acar, the founder of DinoLingo, ended his hopeless search to find an age appropriate, engaging language learning program for his child, and on May 1st 2010, The Dinolingo was born. Serdar, with a background in TV productions, along with his brother, a professor in marketing, after consulting with a number of educators came up with the theory of an entertaining language program for children.

August 2011 – 15 months later, first product release. Polish for kids DVD set published, followed by English. Manufactured in the United States, both Polish and English learning DVD sets started to ship worldwide.

July 2013 – 200 contributors; teachers, translators, language experts, artists, musicians and actors involved in the massive project, the company releases its 34th language course and adds more products into its packages, such as flashcards, posters, CDs and books.

June 2014 – DinoLingo 1.0 was launched. Our first online platform, hosted on WordPress. A fully remote, online subscription based language learning platform for kids.

April 2016 – 50th language release + 5,000 new eBooks (ePub). These illustrated ePubs are distributed through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Google and Apple and through major library and school distributors.

August 2018 – DinoLingo 2.0 was launched. The new online website and app is launched by adding bunch of new features, the gamification technique and expanding the curriculum. We also released an app to go with it. We stopped shipping physical products altogether.

December 2021 ~ Dinolingo 3.0 was launched after 2 years of hard work. A redesigned website and app with a new business model, a new structure, detailed reporting tools and more content. On the New website, we offer only annual subscriptions with seven day refund policy. We also added a separate school website into our existing site.

2022: We revamped our subscription options to include both monthly and annual plans, enhancing flexibility for our users. We also launched our new iOS and Android apps, offering a seamless mobile experience.

2024: This year brought significant updates with numerous new content features and design enhancements. Our apps were launched as standalone offerings, independent of the website. Additionally, we developed a fresh design tailored specifically for parents, teachers, and students, improving usability and engagement.

News and Press Releases:

4/8/2016Growing up Polyglot – Business Observer
May 2016Local Best Startups – Gulfshore Life
9/25/2015New Lingo – Business Observer
6/1/2015Venture Pitch – Naples Daily
May 2015Perfect Picth- Business Observer
8/9/2018Dino Lingo Launches New Website for Kids and Tweens
3/31/2016World’s Largest Bilingual Library Has Just Opened

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