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If you’re thinking about learning Spanish, then it stands a chance you’ve come across Duolingo’s Spanish course.

Spanish is one of the most popular and widely spoken languages on the planet. It’s thought to be spoken by over 559 million people globally, and is by far the most popular language on Duolingo for English speakers.

It was also the first language I had a stab at on Duolingo all the way back in 2014.

The course has changed A TON since then, to the point that it’s now easily one of Duolingo’s best courses. Not just because it’s so long, but because it gets all the latest and greatest features before the majority of Duolingo’s other courses.

So does that mean Duolingo is good for learning Spanish?

In this article, I’ll give you all the essential details, such as:

  • How Duolingo’s Spanish course is structured
  • A closer look at the course’s special features
  • Other features you need to be aware of
  • The pros of Duolingo’s Spanish course
  • The cons of Duolingo’s Spanish course

Shall we get to it?


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What you’ll find in Duolingo’s Spanish course

If you’re new to Duolingo, then it’s worth pointing out that all of Duolingo’s courses are structured in pretty much the same way.

They all follow what is commonly referred to as the lesson tree.*

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The tree is broken up into a set of units

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Each unit has a set of skills

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Each skill has up to 6 crown levels

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And each crown level has a set of lessons

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The basic goal is to work through the tree by completing every lesson… in every level… in every skill… in every unit.

As of July 2022, Duolingo’s Spanish course has a total of 10 units, broken down into a total of 268 skills, 29 of which are grammar skills.

There are 1282 crown levels in Duolingo’s Spanish course (not including the legendary levels).

The Spanish course has a couple of bonus skills you can buy from the Duolingo shop. These focus on idioms and flirting.

The exercises in the Spanish course are basically the same as in all the other courses. Some of the common exercises you’ll come across include:

  • Complete the translation
  • Mark the correct meaning
  • Picture flashcards
  • Select the missing word
  • Sentence shuffle
  • Speak this sentence
  • Speak the correct response
  • Tap the pairs (standard and audio)
  • Translation
  • Tap what you hear
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Listen and respond
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*Duolingo are switching up their courses to a brand new format known as the Learning Path. It’s only been rolled out to a handful of users so far, so the majority of users will get the traditional lesson tree above. However, if your Spanish course looks different to the above, then you’ve probably got the new lesson path. Check outthis postfrom Duolingo to learn more!

Special features in Duolingo’s Spanish course

Although English speakers can learn nearly 40 different languages on Duolingo, it’s important to point out that not all of the courses are created equally.

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Some courses have special features that others don’t.

Some of these include stories, audio lessons and podcasts.

As of July 2022, Spanish is one of Duolingo’s most feature-packed courses. It currently has 288 stories, 9 packs of audio lessons, and a massive library of podcasts.

Duolingo Spanish stories

Duolingo’s Spanish stories are designed to improve your reading, listening and speaking. They’re entirely in Spanish and most of them are only a few minutes long at most.

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They’re written for learners of all levels and come with the usual hints you find in the normal lessons. So once you’ve earnt enough crowns to unlock the first set, you can feel free to jump in whenever you feel ready.

Every now and then you’ll have to answer a question to make sure you understand what’s going on, which is a great way to measure where you’re at with your comprehension.

Check out this video to see one of Duolingo’s Spanish stories in action!

Duolingo Spanish audio lessons

Duolingo’s Spanish audio lessons offer another great opportunity to start speaking some Spanish.

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They take on a podcast-style format, with a couple of presenters discussing various aspects of Spanish.

Here you’ll pick up some useful vocabulary for a whole bunch of different scenarios, whether you’re trying to order food, book a doctor’s appointment, or trying to find the bathroom!

Every now and then you’ll be prompted to repeat what you hear or answer questions entirely in Spanish. So not only is this a neat way to practice your speaking, it’s also useful for when you’re multitasking (e.g. walking, driving, washing up etc).

As of July 2022, audio lessons are currently only available on IOS devices.

Duolingo Spanish podcasts

Duolingo’s Spanish podcasts also offer a cool way to practice your Spanish when you’ve got your hands full.

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Like the audio lessons, you only really need your ears. However, unlike the audio lessons, there’s not really any speaking involved — you just sit back and listen.

They’re described as “Fascinating stories in easy-to-understand Spanish”. They’re split into healthy measures of Spanish and English, so they’re fairly easy to follow, even at an early level.

The podcasts are a great complement to the standard Duolingo course and work wonders for your listening comprehension.

If you’re using an IOS device then you should be able to find podcasts in the audio lessons tab.

However, if you’re not, or you prefer listening to your podcasts on another platform, then they’re also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, PocketCasts, iHeartRadio and Overcast.

Other features in Duolingo’s Spanish course

Duolingo’s Spanish course is built on the same stuff as all of Duolingo’s other language courses.

We won’t go into too much detail here, but some of the features worth knowing about include:

  • XP – As you work through the Duolingo Spanish course, you’ll earn experience points, which are more commonly known as XP. You’ll earn XP for pretty much everything you do. Some lessons, tasks and exercises will earn you more XP than others.
  • Leagues – Every week you’ll be entered into a league with other Duolingo learners. There are 10 leagues to work through, starting at Bronze and ending at Diamond. The leagues are basically leaderboards — simply earn more XP than others in your league to have a chance of winning.
  • Gems – XP and crowns aren’t the only things you’ll earn as you learn Spanish. You’ll also earn gems, which you can spend in the Duolingo Shop. There isn’t really much you can buy here, but you can use your gems to pick up things like Streak Freezes, bonus skills, Timer Boosts for timed challenges, and some costumes for the owl.
  • Friends – Duolingo is a social experience, so you’re able to follow other users and compare your progress. The guys at Duolingo reckon you’re 5 times more likely to finish your course if you follow people! To get you started, feel free to give me a follow — my username is DCiiieee!
  • Duolingo Plus/Super – This is Duolingo’s premium membership. Pay for Plus/Super and you’ll get access to some useful features, including unlimited hearts, no ads and Practice Hub.

Is Duolingo good for learning Spanish?

Now it’s time for the main event:

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Is Duolingo good for learning Spanish?

To answer this, let’s weigh up some of the pros and cons.



Learning a new language can be pretty intimidating, especially if you only speak the one language.

This is why one of the nicest things about Duolingo is just how accessible and welcoming it is.

Regardless of the language you’re learning, Duolingo presents its courses in a really warm, vibrant and inclusive way. So whether this is your second language or your tenth, you can feel at ease straight away!

This is the case for the vast majority of Duolingo’s courses, but it’s particularly true for the Spanish course.

It’s easily one of the best-supported courses on the app, getting new updates on a regular basis, with loads of support from the start of the tree to the end.

The bespoke tip sections are a big selling point of the Spanish course, as they generally do a good job of unpacking the complicated aspects of a skill. This is super important for helping you understand Spanish grammar, which can be a bit tricky at times.

And as with all of its courses, Duolingo’s Spanish course comes with the usual placement test when you first start, so you can rest easy that you’ll start your tree from a place you find comfortable.

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Massive course

Duolingo’s Spanish course has received a lot of updates over the years, to the point that it’s one of Duolingo’s elite courses.

With a whopping 10 units of Spanish skills and lessons, the Spanish tree is comfortably one of Duolingo’s biggest.

This will take you A LONG TIME to work through. And that’s a good thing!

Some of Duolingo’s courses are really short, so you can breeze through them pretty quickly but not come away feeling as though you’ve learnt much.

But rest assured, you’re unlikely to experience this with the Spanish course. Not only is it jampacked with vocabulary, each skill comes with a bespoke tip section to help you get your head around the tricky aspects of Spanish grammar.

Duolingo have also totally redone the voices of a lot of their characters, making them sound alive and engaging.

Special features

Duolingo’s Spanish course has more special features than the majority of Duolingo’s other courses.

It’s one of only two courses to have audio lessons and podcasts, and one of only a handful of courses to have stories.

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Duolingo’s Spanish stories are among the best on the app. The Spanish course has one of the largest libraries of stories, coming in at a gigantic 288 as of July 2022.

They all have authentic, animated voices, so they sound real and engaging. They’re genuinely hilarious and binge-worthy!

The audio lessons are really neat as well and they’re adding more all the time. It’s one of Duolingo’s best features for practicing your speaking and does a good job of building up your conversational vocabulary.

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The same goes for the podcasts. Duolingo roll out new ones on the regular, and the episodes are usually pretty interesting and meaty. You can listen to them in the mobile app to earn XP, or you can tune in on a wide range of other platforms.


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This doesn’t just go for Duolingo’s Spanish course, it’s the same for ALL of them!

One of the best things about Duolingo is that it’s more than just a language learning tool.

It’s also a game. And although this isn’t to everyone’s liking, it’s a big part of why so many people show up every day to do their daily lessons.

For everything you do in Spanish, you’ll earn XP, which contributes towards your position in the weekly leagues.

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Now this isn’t something you should take too seriously (you can read more about why here) but if you take it lightly it’ll definitely make your Spanish a lot more enjoyable.

Because ultimately, the more you enjoy something, the more likely you are to do it. Learning Spanish is going to require A LOT of your time, so the more enjoyable it is, the better — and Duolingo definitely has you covered here.


Another great thing about Duolingo is that the Spanish course is 100% free.

There is a premium subscription — Duolingo Plus/Super — but this isn’t something you need in order to complete the course. The whole thing is completely free; Plus/Super just adds a few features that make things a bit smoother.

This is great if you’re just dabbling with Spanish and aren’t ready to commit just yet. But also if you’re keen to get started with the language but don’t want to fork out on special software or tuition.

Super motivating

I take it you’ve seen the owl memes? Spanish or vanish!

Yes, the owl can be *a bit* of a stalker at times, pestering you at all hours to do your daily Spanish lessons!

But relax, contrary to popular belief, he’s not gonna kidnap your family anytime soon!

Jokes aside, Duolingo is brilliant for keeping you motivated.

Learning Spanish takes time. It’s not something you’re going to pick up overnight.

According to the US Foreign Service Institute, it takes roughly 600 “class hours” to reach “Professional Working Proficiency” in Spanish.

So yeah, if you’re going to learn Spanish, you’ve got to be in it for the long haul!

That means creating an unbreakable habit. And Duolingo’s amazing for doing that.

Put it this way — my current streak (i.e. the number of days in a row I’ve used Duolingo) goes all the way back to May 2016.

And that’s not just because I’m a bit obsessive! It’s thanks to Duolingo being such a great way of keeping me motivated!



If you’ve read any of my other articles then you’ll know one of the things I dislike most about Duolingo at the moment is the heart system.

Hearts are basically lives or chances. You start off with 5 then lose one every time you make a mistake.

If you lose all your hearts then you’re not allowed to progress through your course until your hearts replenish.

You can either watch an ad to get one back, do a practice session, spend some gems or wait 5 hours.

It’s far from ideal as it does the unhelpful thing of punishing you for making mistakes.

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Which, as far as I’m concerned, is ridiculous as mistakes are absolutely essential and unavoidable when learning a language.

Not great for speaking

Spanish is probably one of Duolingo’s best courses for speaking thanks to features like audio lessons.

However, it still falls short in terms of getting you to a solid conversational level. At least by itself, anyway.

The main problem is that (audio lessons aside) the speaking exercises aren’t conversation exercises. You get a little bit of practice in the conversation mode on the stories (if available), but this just involves reciting what the characters say. You don’t actually come up with your own responses.

Speaking is a skill in its own right and to learn it you’ll need to practice it regularly, ideally with a native speaker, or at the very least using a program that has extended conversation scenarios (such as SpanishPod101).

Not a one-stop-shop

A common mistake people make with Duolingo is they expect it to take them all the way to fluency.

Of course, fluency is a funny thing to define. Everyone has their own interpretations.

And while Duolingo believe the Spanish course can get you all the way to B2 on the CEFR, this doesn’t tell the whole story.

Learning a language requires more than just an active learning tool (which is what Duolingo is for the most part). You also need to add an equal measure of passive learning to your lingo diet.

Passive learning is the stuff you do away from the classroom (or in this case Duolingo). It’s watching TV shows, listening to music, reading books, and having real-life conversations.

While the Spanish course does a lot more to hit on passive learning than most of Duolingo’s other courses (thanks to things like stories, audio lessons and podcasts), it’s still not an all-in-one solution for learning Spanish.


Whatever stage you’re at in your Spanish-learning journey, Duolingo’s Spanish course is undoubtedly one of the most well-rounded and polished courses currently available.

The course is so jampacked and overflowing with cool new features that it’s easy to see why Duolingo believe it can get you to B2 level on the CEFR scale.

You’ll learn the most important aspects of the language, get to grips with the pronunciation and pick up a sizable chunk of useful vocabulary.

You’ll also see the language in action in over 280 mini-stories, a massive selection of podcasts, and start speaking thanks to the growing library of audio lessons.

You’ll also have a blast working through the course as you compete in the weekly leagues and alongside your friends!

By the end of the course, you’ll definitely be more advanced than when you started.

As far as active learning tools go, Duolingo is one of the best for Spanish. And better still — it’s 100% free!

for best results…

However, if you really want to reach a decent level in Spanish, Duolingo is only part of the solution.

A good tool to use — either alongside Duolingo or after you’ve completed the course — is SpanishPod101.

SpanishPod and Duolingo complement each other beautifully, as they both target areas that the other misses. Duolingo is great for reading and typing things out, whereas SpanishPod focuses more on improving your listening and speaking.

It basically keeps the wheels turning once you’ve run out of audio lessons and podcasts on Duolingo, but also helps you get comfortable speaking Spanish right from the beginning.

With SpanishPod you’ll also get essential resources like grammar packs, cultural insights, and learn the 2,000 most common Spanish words — so by the end of the course, you should be able to understand as much as 80% of all Spanish conversations.

if you’re new to spanish

I’d highly recommend taking Duolingo’s placement test, figuring out what level you’re at, and then working through the first couple of units of the tree. This will get you familiar with the basics of Spanish.

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At the same time, I’d recommend taking advantage of SpanishPod’s free trial to get familiar with how the language sounds, pick up some useful phrases and cultural insights, and practice speaking as soon as possible.

Once you’ve worked your way through the Duolingo course (this could take a while) I’d recommend coming back to it daily to keep the streak alive (habit is SO important when learning a language) and start to move through the intermediate to advanced packs on SpanishPod.

Finally, make sure you’re getting enough passive exposure to Spanish as well. It’s really important to experience the language in an authentic environment — so things like TV shows, music, books, real-life conversations — so you can see how everything you learn on Duolingo and SpanishPodworks in the real world.


Can I become fluent in Spanish with Duolingo? ›

We see this question a lot and the answer is: yes. Duolingo is a free language-learning platform, and every language and lesson is totally free!

What level of Spanish does Duolingo get you? ›

At Duolingo, we're developing our courses to get you to a level called B2, at which you can get a job in the language you're studying. Reaching that kind of proficiency requires dedication, varied practice opportunities, and a lot of time.

How many hours does it take to finish Duolingo Spanish? ›

(You can test out of levels to speed things along, but we're keeping things simple for this thought experiment!) To finish a language tree on Duolingo in 6 months, you will need to spend a minimum of 130 minutes per day on Duolingo, for a full 180 days. That's 2 hours and ten minutes.

What Duolingo level is B2? ›

Upper Intermediate

Which is better Babbel or Duolingo? ›

The biggest difference between Babbel and Duolingo is the approach to language learning. Babbel is a better option if you want traditional language instructions through modules and lessons. By contrast, Duolingo works great if you need a playful, gamified experience.

How long should I use Duolingo per day? ›

To optimize your learning, aim to spend between 15 and 30 minutes on the app each day. If you're struggling to commit a decent amount of time to your learning, try breaking the time up throughout your day.

What happens when you finish Duolingo? ›

The guidebook can be accessed any time, even when you complete the unit. NOTE: Guidebooks are not available for all languages. Once you complete all the levels in a unit, you'll complete a challenge to earn your unit trophy. You'll also have the option to earn the Legendary trophy for each unit.

How long does it take to become fluent with Duolingo? ›

Putting in ten hours of study and practice per day, this equates to two months for “easy” languages and four months for “difficult” languages. How do you get started? Web sites such as DuoLingo can teach you 27 languages for free.

Does Duolingo actually work? ›

Duolingo generally does a good job of balancing the four essential skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. It doesn't remedy the fact that we might not be pronouncing the words correctly, but the ability to make and speak our own sentences is a great step toward really learning to use the language.

Can you put Duolingo on resume? ›

Can I put Duolingo courses on my resume? No, unless it is a Duolingo English Test certification. Duolingo does not offer certificates in languages.

How fluent are you after completing Duolingo? ›

So, can Duolingo make you fluent? By itself, no. But when used in the right way, I would say it can — but this will depend entirely on your definition of fluency, the quality of your language course, and whether you actually use the language away from Duolingo.

What is the success rate of Duolingo? ›

The effectiveness measure showed that on average participants gained 8.1 points per one hour of study with Duolingo. The 95% Confidence Interval for the effectiveness is from 5.6 points to 10.7 points gained per one hour of study.

Is B2 considered fluent? ›

Reaching B2 is generally considered by most people as having basic fluency. You'll have a working vocabulary of around 4000 words. It's not always effortless and it's not always perfect, but neither you nor your native speaking partners are having a really hard time in most circumstances at this point.

Does B2 mean fluent? ›

Level B2 corresponds to independent users of the language, i.e. those who have the necessary fluency to communicate without effort with native speakers.

Does Duolingo test your level? ›

A placement test is a special kind of test on Duolingo at the beginning that allows users (with previous experience in the language) to test their skills in the target language. The test takes several minutes and is an approximate estimation of a user's skills.

Is Rosetta Stone better than Duolingo? ›

Yes. After thoroughly testing out and reviewing each language learning app, we found Rosetta Stone to be a superior program to Duolingo. While we like Duolingo's gamification of learning, Rosetta Stone is simply more comprehensive and effective.

Is there a better app than Duolingo? ›

We have compiled a list of solutions that reviewers voted as the best overall alternatives and competitors to Duolingo, including Rosetta Stone, Busuu, Lingvist, and Mango Languages.

Has anyone become fluent from Babbel? ›

Can you become fluent with Babbel? You will most likely not become fluent with Babbel. It's a solid language app and can give you a strong foundation in your target language, but to achieve fluency, you'll need to use other resources.

What happens after 365 days of Duolingo? ›

You reach the first tier once you hit a 365-day streak. After that, it goes up every year, and this will be reflected on your weekly leaderboards and profile page. So if you keep the flame burning for 3 years, you'll have a little 3-year badge underneath your username.

What happens when you reach 100 days on Duolingo? ›

Reaching certain milestones (such as 100 day streak) can earn the user 3 days of free of SUPER Duolingo.

What happens when you skip a day of Duolingo? ›

Get a streak freeze to make sure you don't lose your streak when you forget to practice for a day. A streak freeze must be purchased in advance of a day of a missed lesson to protect the streak. You can equip up to 2 streak freezes at a time. You can purchase a streak freeze via the app and web shop.

What to do after completing a language in Duolingo? ›

When you've maxed out a level on Duolingo, you will have the option to go back and practice it again. Two options are available: easy (10 XP) and hard (20 XP). Choose the harder option to explore more advanced parts of each level. To do a hard practice lesson, tap on any completed level and select Hard Practice.

How many levels are there in Duolingo Spanish? ›

Duolingo Levels are broken down into 25 different levels and a user can “level up” by earning a certain amount of XP.

How many lessons a day should I do in Duolingo? ›

Casual is one lesson per day, Regular is two, Serious is three, and Insane is five lessons in a day. I have my daily goal set to Serious, which requires completing three lessons daily, but I'll often do more lessons if I have the time, typically around five or six.

Does learning Spanish work while sleeping? ›

Studies* say that yes, you can. Listening to a language while asleep can help supercharge your vocabulary. Learn easily with the power of pleasant repetition. With the Learn Spanish While Sleeping audiobook, you'll absorb over 430 Spanish words and phrases effortlessly.

How quick can I learn Spanish? ›

If you start out as a beginner and manage to spend an average of 1 hour per day working on your Spanish, you should be able to reach conversational fluency within 8 – 12 months. That translates to about 250 – 350 hours spent.

Can you actually learn a language while sleeping? ›

A new study suggests some language learning can take place during sleep. Researchers from Switzerland's University of Bern say they discovered people were able to learn new language words during deep levels of sleep. Results of the study recently appeared in the publication Current Biology.

Why is Duolingo speaking exercises not working? ›

If you are experiencing issues with speaking exercises in the Duolingo Android app, please check for the following settings/permissions: Speaking exercises toggled ON in the Duolingo Android app (Profile tab > Settings > Speaking exercises) Microphone permissions set to ALLOW for Duolingo in your Android settings.

How can I learn Spanish really? ›

7 Best Ways To Learn Spanish (Like a Pro)
  1. Be Consistent. ...
  2. 1) Find an Online Tutor to Speak With Each Week.
  3. 2) Use Language Exchanges to Speak to Native Speakers. ...
  4. 3) Use a Flashcard App with Spaced Repetition Technology.
  5. 4) Listen to Spanish Podcasts. ...
  6. 5) Read Books in Spanish. ...
  7. 6) Begin Writing in Spanish.

Is Duolingo accepted by Harvard? ›

English is the language of instruction at Harvard Extension School.
Meeting the Requirement.
TestMinimum Approved Score
International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic*7.0
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA)70
Duolingo English Test (DET)125
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Can I get into Harvard with Duolingo? ›

Although taking an English proficiency test (such as the TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) is not needed, you may submit your results if you choose. The Duolingo English Test is accepted for the programs under the Harvard Extension School to verify your English proficiency.

What is the best Spanish certification for resume? ›

The DELE exam is the most highly-rated and widely accepted Spanish certification.

What is the quickest language to learn? ›

We've used data from the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) to rank them from the easier to the somewhat more challenging.
  • Frisian. ...
  • Dutch. ...
  • Norwegian. ...
  • Spanish. ...
  • Portuguese. ...
  • Italian. ...
  • French. ...
  • Swedish.
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Can you become fluent in Spanish in a year? ›

If you're starting from scratch, you could reach this level of fluency in 1 year by studying for 2 – 3 hours per day. If you're already at an intermediate level, you could get there in about 6 months. If this sounds intense, don't worry – this doesn't mean hours of “school-like” studying from grammar books.

Can I get Duolingo results in 24 hours? ›

You will receive your Duolingo English Test results within two days of completing the test. If you purchase a test with Faster Results, you will receive your results within 12 hours of completing the test.

Which university is accepting Duolingo in USA? ›

List of Duolingo accepted universities in the USA
Seattle Pacific UniversityNorthwestern University - Medill School
Indiana University - Maurer School of LawCalifornia State University – Northridge
University of ColoradoKent State University
California State University, Long BeachUniversity of Alabama
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What is the average age of people who use Duolingo? ›

The average age of Duolingo users is around 25 years old.

What level of Spanish is considered fluent? ›

If your goal is Spanish fluency, aim for a C1 level in which you can fluently speak and express yourself. A C1 level does not mean you understand every word in the language but that you can handle most conversations and some tricky topics. The C2 level is complete mastery.

How do you know if you are fluent in Spanish? ›

You are considered fluent if you can carry on a conversation without hesitation and quickly understand what is being said. You can also respond in Spanish without delay or without translating to and from English in your head. It also means you are secure in your alphabet and phonics.

How many words do you need to know to be fluent in Spanish? ›

If you think about native-level fluency, you'll need to master between 20,000 and 40,000 words, and as you can see the margin is quite large. If you want to have a basic conversation, experts say that you'll just need around 3,000 words.

Is Duolingo a B2 level? ›

At Duolingo, we're developing our courses to get you to a level called B2, at which you can get a job in the language you're studying. Reaching that kind of proficiency requires dedication, varied practice opportunities, and a lot of time.

What Duolingo score is B2? ›


What is level B2 Spanish? ›


The Level B2 will allow you to understand the principal ideas of a complex text which deals with both abstract and practical issues, taking into account your area of specialization. You will be able to communicate with native speakers with a sufficient grade of fluency and spontaneity.

Is it OK to skip levels in Duolingo? ›

If you have previous experience with a language and feel that lessons are too easy, you can scroll to the next locked unit and tap the circle that says “Jump here?”. If you pass the test, you'll unlock that unit! NOTE: This will complete all levels up to that point.

What if I fail Duolingo test? ›

Duolingo exam validity is unlimited, and also if you fail multiple times, you can retake it as many times as you deem necessary.

How strict is Duolingo test? ›

A. Although Duolingo is shorter than IELTS, however, one needs to have good language skills to answer the questions within the specified time frame. The difficulty level of any test is subjective, and Duolingo is also as hard as the other two English language proficiency tests IELTS and TOEFL.

Is Rosetta Stone or Duolingo better? ›

If you are going to be travelling and want to learn a language at a beginner to intermediate level, we believe Rosetta Stone is a better option than Duolingo. Their lessons are more comprehensive and you will learn more quickly.

How many lessons of Duolingo should you do a day? ›

Casual is one lesson per day, Regular is two, Serious is three, and Insane is five lessons in a day. I have my daily goal set to Serious, which requires completing three lessons daily, but I'll often do more lessons if I have the time, typically around five or six.

How many people finish a Duolingo course? ›

Unfortunately, there is a wealth of difference between installing an app, and learning a new language. An informal study estimates that course completion rates fall as low as 0.01% for Spanish learners (second most popular language on Duolingo), and peak at 0.24% for Ukrainian learners.

Is there anything better than Duolingo? ›

We have compiled a list of solutions that reviewers voted as the best overall alternatives and competitors to Duolingo, including Rosetta Stone, Busuu, Lingvist, and Mango Languages.

What is better then Duolingo? ›

Busuu offers a language learning experience that compares to Duolingo. They have a structured curriculum that you can progress through involving audio, vocabulary, and other gamified experiences. However, unlike Duolingo, Busuu has a more limited free version as they have a premium subscription-based business model.


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