Duolingo is the world’s number one learning language app. Through the use of gamification and other adaptive learning techniques, Duolingo creates a student-centered learning experience that will remain forever free for educators to use to supplement the important work that they are doing in their classrooms.
Duolingo was created by crowdsourcing pioneer Luis von Ahn, PhD, and Severin Hacker, PhD, in 2011. At the time of the writing of this article, in 2021, Duolingo has more than 500 million learners worldwide, furthering their skills in everything from English to ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi.
Driven by the need to provide high-quality foreign language learning tools to all students, regardless of economic background or technological access, Duolingo began working on Duolingo for Schools in 2015. Thanks to an extensive collaboration with classroom teachers, professors, and school administrators, Duolingo was able to revamp the Duolingo for Schools platform in 2021 to create an experience that would better allow teachers to integrate Duolingo into their day-to-day instruction.
Duolingo prides itself on a commitment to continuous improvement. To that end, the languages that we offer are constantly growing, while the tools that we use to teach them are constantly being reexamined and adapted to maximize efficacy. Keep up with the latest updates from Duolingo, by visiting our blog!