[GUIDE] I would like a new course: What should I do?


If you would like a specific course to be added to Duolingo, then this guide can help you.

In ”How can I suggest a new language course?" from Duolingo’s help section, Duolingo asks us to sum up our votes and comments in an already existing discussion (if there is one) rather than creating another discussion about the same course.

To share your request, simply follow the steps below (stop as soon as you have a "yes" answer!):

  1. Is the course [you want] listed below?
    • Yes -> Click on the link for the course and vote for it and/or add your comments to it. Don't create a new discussion.
    • No -> See 2.
  2. Is the course for English native speakers?
  3. Assuming the course is for native speakers of language L1: Does Duolingo have a general forum for native speakers of language L1?
    • Yes -> Is a similar guide for language L1 listed at the bottom of this guide?
      • Yes -> Consult the other guide.
      • No -> Go to the general "Duolingo (in language L1)" forum and follow Step Z, where you'll replace "XXX" with language L1's name.
    • No -> see 4.
  4. Since Duolingo does not have a forum for native speakers of language L1 and the course you're requesting has never been requested before:

Step Z: In the appropriate forum, namely the “Duolingo (in XXX)” forum, use the search engine to look for a discussion about the course (you'll have to write your search in language XXX).

  • If there is one, vote for it and/or add your comments in it. Don't create a new discussion,
  • Otherwise you can create a discussion (in the “Duolingo (in XXX)” forum) requesting the not yet requested course.


  • If the course you would like to see added is not in the list below, you should still search ​first​ within the forums for a discussion about it before creating a new discussion.
  • Because this is a Guide, it is closed to comments.
  • Also, if you see a broken link, a course request not listed in this guide, or if you request a new course, please write to jrikhal or Lrtward so that this guide can be updated. In the first two cases, ​please don't create a discussion on the forums​, just contact us directly.
  • If you're wondering why your favorite course has not yet been added, read How does Duolingo decide which courses to add next?
  • Finally, courses being created by volunteers, please think about applying here to contribute to a course if you are both:
    • fluent in both languages of the course
    • able to devote several hours a week to course creation

List(*) of existing requests between English and another language (or macrolanguage(**)) having an ISO 639-3 code:

  1. Courses for English native speakers
  2. Courses for native speakers of languages that don't have a dedicated forum yet

(*) after the language's name, the ISO 639-3 code of the language (or macrolanguage) is given; then, when it exists and if different, its Duolingo code is given.

(**) it is a macrolanguage

  • a. Duolingo decided that (Modern) Standard Arabic is Duo's Arabic language. They have declared to have no plan to develop courses for other Arabic languages.
  • b. Duolingo uses at the moment Mandarin Chinese as Duo's Chinese language. They may not teach any other Chinese languages in a mid-term future or even long-term.
  • c. Duolingo uses at the moment Paraguayan Guaraní, and most specifically Jopará dialect, as Duo's Guaraní language. They may not teach any other Guaraní language in a mid-term future or even long-term.
  • d. Duolingo uses at the moment Indonesian as Duo's Malay (macro)language. They may not teach any other language "member" of the Malay macrolanguage in a mid-term future or even long-term.

Same guide in other languages [under construction]:

April 19, 2016

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