Articles by Marcy Meinert

  1. For which courses do students make the most progress?

    Everybody learns at their own pace and Duolingo learners are no exception. Some Duolingo users study a few lessons per day on their way to work, right before bed or whenever they have a free moment. On the other hand, there are users who complete the course in a few short days, like this motivated Duolingo user who completed the Esperanto course only six days after it was launched! But is there a pattern to the amount of progress Duolingo users make based on the course they’re taking? If so, for which courses do we see users make the most progress? Can this tell us anything about our users? And what other factors contribute to the amount of progress made?

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