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Language Courses
When you register you must choose a language course that will teach you your target language in your base language.

Choosing a courseEdit

To start learning a course, click on the flag icon next to your username in the blue bar at the top of the screen or go directly to the courses page.

Base languageEdit

Please note that learning from a language means that the entire website will be in that language. This is your base language. If you switch from learning from one base language to another base language, the website will change to reflect the new base language, and will hide the progress belonging to any of your other base language courses. For example: if you are an English speaker learning German and you switch to learning French from Spanish, the language of the website will change to Spanish. You will not be able to see your progress on English to German until you switch your base language back to English.

Target languageEdit

The target language is the language you are trying to learn.

The courses page will give you quick links to all the languages available from your currently set base language. To change your base language and see what other learning options are available, use the "I speak:" pull-down menu.

ContentsEdit

A course is a language tree, and in the case of the English base language, four target languages have stories.

CreationEdit

Duolingo's language courses are created and maintained in the Incubator by volunteers and language experts with the assistance of staff.[1] Some of these courses are also a result of a partnership between Duolingo and organizations such as the Peace Corps[2].

A listing of all available and in-development courses can be found at the Incubator website. Course information can also be found on the courses page and in the course list, though these may not include all courses or be completely up-to-date. 

StatisticsEdit

The following are statistics related to the courses currently in the incubator. A description of what each specific course phase means can be found here.

Number of courses per language
AvailableTo learn
(36 languages)
English(22)French(08)German(08)Spanish(07)Italian(05)Portuguese(03)Esperanto(03)Russian(03)Swedish(02)Korean(02)
Japanese(02)Swahili(01)Guarani(01)Indonesian(01)Catalan(01)Polish(01)Arabic(01)Turkish(01)Klingon(01)Welsh(01)
Hawaiian(01)Norwegian (Bokmål)(01)Navajo(01)Romanian(01)Chinese(01)Danish(01)Hungarian(01)Irish(01)Dutch (Netherlands)(01)Ukrainian(01)
Czech(01)Vietnamese(01)Hindi(01)Greek (modern)(01)High Valyrian(01)Hebrew(01)
For speakers of
(23 languages)
English(33)Spanish(09)Portuguese(06)Chinese(06)French(05)Arabic(04)Italian(04)Russian(04)Turkish(03)German(03)
Hindi(01)Ukrainian(01)Korean(01)Indonesian(01)Romanian(01)Hungarian(01)Polish(01)Japanese(01)Dutch (Netherlands)(01)Czech(01)
Greek (modern)(01)Vietnamese(01)Thai(01)
Being
built
To learn
(9 languages)
English(05)Swedish(03)Yiddish(01)German(01)Finnish(01)Latin(01)French(01)Haitian Creole(01)Spanish(01)
For speakers of
(11 languages)
English(04)Turkish(02)Punjabi(01)Spanish(01)Arabic(01)Tagalog(01)Telugu(01)Chinese(01)Russian(01)Bengali(01)
Tamil(01)
Volunteer Courses Statistics
Phases
Phase1 transpPhase2 transpPhase3 transp
Number of courses (105)151080
One course entering the phase every (average days)222627
INCUBATION STATISTICSPhase1 transpPhase2 transpPhase2 transpPhase3 transpPhase1 transpPhase3 transp
Average duration339234550
Fastest original courseSpanishFrench (31)EnglishHigh Valyrian (34)SpanishFrench (157)
Fastest reverse coursePortugueseSpanish (27)EnglishPolish (54)FrenchSpanish (238)
Fastest new target languageEnglishNavajo (43)EnglishHigh Valyrian (34)EnglishNorwegian (Bokmål) (203)
Fastest new source languageTurkishEnglish (44)ThaiEnglish (40)TurkishEnglish (181)
Languages entering www.duolingo.com per year
YearTarget languagesSource languages
2019Arabic
2018HindiNavajoHawaiianIndonesianKlingon
2017JapaneseChineseKoreanCzechHigh ValyrianSwahiliThai
2016HungarianRomanianVietnameseGuaraniWelshGreek (modern)Hebrew
2015RussianUkrainianEsperantoNorwegian (Bokmål)PolishTurkishCatalan
2014IrishDanishSwedishDutch (Netherlands)CzechRomanianJapaneseChineseVietnamesePolishHungarianIndonesian
HindiUkrainianKoreanArabicGreek (modern)
2013FrenchRussianGermanTurkishDutch (Netherlands)
2012SpanishGermanEnglishFrenchPortugueseItalianEnglishSpanishPortugueseItalian
Languages entering the incubator per year
YearTarget languagesSource languages
2019LatinFinnish
2018NavajoHawaiian
2017JapaneseChineseHaitian CreoleArabic
2016KoreanHigh ValyrianBengaliTagalogTeluguPunjabiTamil
2015HindiCzechYiddishNorwegian (Bokmål)GuaraniIndonesianSwahiliWelsh
KlingonCatalanVietnameseGreek (modern)Hebrew
2014HungarianRussianIrishDanishTurkishSwedishUkrainianEsperanto
Dutch (Netherlands)PolishRomanian
FrenchCzechUkrainianKoreanVietnameseThaiItalianHindi
ArabicGreek (modern)
2013FrenchGermanSpanishEnglishPortugueseItalianSpanishEnglishItalianFrenchPortugueseGermanRussianPolish
JapaneseChineseDutch (Netherlands)IndonesianTurkishHungarianRomanian

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Incubator
  2. How the Peace Corps teamed up with Duolingo to create language courses. http://technical.ly/dc/2016/06/03/peace-corps-duolingo-language-courses/
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