Discussing Duolingo: How Good Is It Really?
For those of you who don't know, Duolingo is the most popular online language-learning program in the world. As a matter of fact, more people in America use Duolingo to learn a language than the number of people learning languages in the US public school system. The app has over 500 million downloads (which is over 7,500 football stadiums of people), and that doesn't count the website. With an astounding number of language courses, the company is valued (as of 2020) at more 2.4 billion dollars. Studies have proven that both the Spanish and French courses offered by Duolingo are equivalent to four semesters of college education in those languages. Its bite-sized and gamified lessons allow for easier and more efficient learning. From conlangs to endangered languages, Duolingo has it all!
As per my thoughts: I would say that Duolingo really is an efficient way to learn. I've been using Duolingo for a while now and tested out a few languages: Chinese, Spanish, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Latin. Chinese and Spanish were the ones that stuck, and I've been learning them ever since. I would definitely recommend that you check it out. It also makes language learning a lot of fun.