Duolingo is #1 in Top 10 English Learning services
Last updated: April 10, 2018
Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Our bite-sized lessons are effective, and we have proof that it works.
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#1 in Top 10 English Learning services
The best alternatives to Duolingo are: Rosetta Stone, Babbel, Memrise, Mango Languages, Busuu, Pimsleur, Fluenz, LingQ
Latest news about Duolingo
2018. Duolingo revamped its leveling system
Language learning service Duolingo has launched one of its biggest updates in recent years. The new tree leveling system now allows casual learners to move through the Duolingo skills tree just like before, while advanced learners can dig deeper into the new skills they just learned. Ideally, this means that everybody should be happy now and learn better. With this update, Duolingo is also introducing a number of new exercise types that focus on listening and pronunciation. Among those is a new set of phonetics exercises around pronouncing specific sounds, as well as a new exercise type that asks you to tap words as you listen to them. Another new exercise focuses less on specific words but instead tests your listening comprehension.
2016. Duolingo adds AI-powered chatbots to help you learn languages
Language learning startup Duolingo added a new feature that uses chatbots to help users practice conversations. The feature only works for Spanish, French and German for now but the company is planning on adding more languages soon. Start a conversation and the bot, which has a few different "personalities," will guide you through a text conversation around a particular subject. If you get stuck, the app suggests responses. And when you make a mistake the app will correct you. The conversations start out simple but get steadily more complex as you go along. The bots themselves are surprisingly adept at handling different types of conversations, responding differently to different variations for any given chat.
2015. Online language-learning service Duolingo raises $45 Million
Free language learning service Duolingo has raised a $45 million investment round led by Google Capital. Duolingo says its free language learning tool currently has over 100 million users worldwide. More people are now using it to learn languages in the U.S. than in the entire public school system, the company claims. Over 100,000 teachers have also registered for the company’s free platform for schools. “Duolingo’s mobile-first, adaptive, and gamified platform is changing the way people are learning languages across the globe,” said Laela Sturdy, partner at Google Capital. “We were blown away by Duolingo’s growth and engagement numbers, and we’re thrilled to partner with them as they shape the future of education.”