At Duolingo, we’re constantly experimenting with new features that improve how we teach, such as Crown Levels, Stories, Podcasts, and Events. But did you know that the course content is continuously evolving, too?
by @BozenaPajak on Wed 03 April 2019
by Chris on Wed 19 December 2018
Duolingo created Tips to help explain the trickier bits of learning a language. Come explore the new Tips and see what we have planned for 2019!
by Cindy Blanco & Bozena Pajak on Tue 20 November 2018
Whether you’ve been using Duolingo for a little while or are just starting out, you might be asking yourself about what the best way to move through a Duolingo course is. Our introduction of Crown Levels earlier this year has provided many new opportunities for personalizing your learning journey …
by Logan Weber on Fri 14 September 2018
Everyone who uses Duolingo has a different starting point of language proficiency. In order to determine a new learner’s existing skill level, we use a placement test to determine where they should begin within a course. But unlike placement exams you might have seen in college, Duolingo’s placement test is quick and efficient. We want to get you learning new material as soon as possible, and don’t want your first experience with Duolingo to feel like you’re taking a long exam. This summer I had the opportunity to work on a series of changes to the placement test to help improve how effectively Duolingo measures a learner’s language ability. This blog post will explain what the placement test is, how it works, and how we can use partial credit to make it better.
by Lavanya Aprameya on Fri 10 August 2018
As a linguistics and computer science double major, I always wondered about the methods Duolingo uses to teach and how effective those methods are. I had the opportunity to look into exactly that as part of my internship on Duolingo’s Core Learning team. This past summer, I worked with the team to create a tool that visualizes information about Duolingo users’ learning patterns, helping both myself and the company answer the question of how to measure learning. In doing so, we found that the Learning Quiz, a tool that already exists in Duolingo, provides a stable and reasonable measurement of learning.
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