The Verge, the tech news site, is reporting that Apple is planning to introduce English classes for all of its workers by 2019, although the exact timing is still unknown.
In a statement to the site, Apple spokesperson Dan Wojcicki said: “We’re excited to expand our workforce with English classes to bring more learners into the Apple ecosystem.”
While the timing is a bit vague, the timing of the next class is a little closer than other recent announcements from the tech giant.
Apple introduced its first-ever English-speaking English teacher in October, and a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that about a third of workers at its global operations use English as a second language.
The announcement comes on the heels of the announcement last month that Apple will be expanding its education programs for employees who have at least a bachelor’s degree in the technology field, a move that will bring the company’s workforce to an estimated 4.7 million people.