Arabic is often considered a difficult language for English speakers. There are certainly aspects of it that make it challenging. But a well-paced course can help you to learn this language — and there are many reasons to try.
by @HopeWilson on Wed 26 June 2019
by @BozenaPajak on Wed 03 April 2019
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 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.