Duolingo, the popular language learning platform, recently launched support for a Korean language course for Android and iOS apps. This announcement m
Duolingo, the popular language learning platform, recently launched support for a Korean language course for Android and iOS apps. This announcement marks Duolingo’s second Asian language course, after the release of the Japanese course early this year.
In the past, Duolingo almost exclusively offered European language courses. So the addition of Asian language courses is a milestone for the site. Duolingo’s software engineer and researcher Masato Hagiwara reported that Asian language courses were among the “most requested new courses from Duolingo users and fans.” In fact, when Duolingo added the Japanese course, it quickly became the fourth most popular language course.
Hagiwara also adds that there are a large number of Western based users who would like to learn Asian languages, particularly Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Duolingo’s staff believes that the addition of the Korean language course in Duolingo’s online language courses represents a major step in fulfilling this demand.
Most of the delay behind the launching of Asian language courses has to do with the lack of infrastructure. In the past, Duolingo lacked the means to create courses that could serve the needs of both novice and experienced students of Asian languages.
Now, though, Duolingo has the means to launch new Asian language courses, and the platform will likely launch more in the future.
Duolingo is among the leading language platforms on the internet, and offers numerous language courses through its language learning site and app. Additionally, it also offers language proficiency exams as well as daily and weekly practices.
Duoling’s language training courses are also free. As of November of last year, both its site and app offered 68 language courses across 23 different languages. It’s also in the process of developing 22 additional language courses.
Interested parties and students can get Duolingo’s app on several platforms, including iOS, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Android. Duolingo currently has around 150 million registered users all over the world.