https://www.duolingo.com/Tijz1

What is people's motivation to use Duolingo?

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Dear Fellow Duolingo users;

Together with two classmates I am making a science project for which we have chosen Duolingo as our research topic.

We are interested in finding out the different motivations individuals have to start using Duolingo. For example, learning a new language from scratch, maintaining language skills or something totally different.

Our plan is to make a user survey on some of the active people using Duolingo, and why they chose to use Duolingo instead of alternative applications.

Greetings Tijs

1 year ago

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/silentwanderer

I like Duolingo because it is a sort of passive language learning. I don't have to do much effort and I can do some language learning even if I am very busy or don't have much energy

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wingtaylor

You can have the satisfaction of knowing that you can speak a language. And that you did the best you can.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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https://www.duolingo.com/starboystellan

I have tried other Language programs, and this is just so much funner. I really like it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superjessem

It's fun, it's a different language, it's also another blank slate to use for anything I want to.

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https://www.duolingo.com/LaurianaB
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Maintaining as well as creating new language skills. Duolingo is the most popular language learning app in the world.

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https://www.duolingo.com/SLEJ4
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I love learning languages! Trying to keep my streak and competing in a club pushes me to learn more!

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https://www.duolingo.com/12Hannah34
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Becoming fluent in other languages can create many opportunities, and learning languages is just fun! I came across Duolingo a few years ago, and I learned more in two weeks than I had in a whole semester of Spanish in school.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wittykittycute

I like using Duolingo because they have more ways than 1 to learn a language. E.g: Bots, Clubs, you can ask other user for help, etc...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fidobezerrao

I'm using it everyday to maintain my english active. Sometimes I learn some new words here, too. It's very easy and fun to practice here, and you can set the "trainer" to different XP levels, which helps to push you foward or just relax. I studied english before, but I'm not fluent at this time. This is what push me to study continuously. Hope this helps!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MyMOCKINGJAYPin

I have a goal to be fluent in Spanish by the time I graduate from High School. (I know I'm not doing the greatest right now, but I'm determined!) And so I can maybe communicate wit others and help them one day.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elvper
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Just because it's simple and effective for the basics. It still has some major downsides though (poor repetition options and no options for more advanced learning).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1
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I used to think that I was uneducatable to learn different languages until I found Duolingo. Now I know more languages than I just could dream of before. I just wish that Duolingo existed when I was in junior high and high school.

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https://www.duolingo.com/MasonThom

What motivates me to use Duolingo is how simple and easy it is. Sure, it's not quite teaching me to be fluent, but I can learn the language easily and that appeals to me

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https://www.duolingo.com/WinstonSullivan

I was preparing for my French exams when I discovered Duolingo, and I began to use it then, but it wasn't very useful as I was already quite advanced in my French. A few months later, I went to Quebec to study French further, and I met many people, especially Spanish speakers, for whom French was a third, fourth, or fifth (!) language. That then gave me an impetus to begin learning Spanish, and Duolingo was the only free resource that I was aware of (as I didn't want to spend a fortune on Rosetta Stone or classes). Later on, I resumed my French tree to keep up my skills.

It has sometimes been difficult to maintain motivation (as I have gone months without practicing) but I have been pleased to see that it hasn't been to difficult to recall the language after these lapses. I don't think it will be too long until I finish my French tree, I am planning on starting Italian after that. My motivations are personal improvement, as well as affinity for the language, its products, and its speakers. Duolingo makes it convenient, engaging, and most importantly for me FREE!

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https://www.duolingo.com/kaphinga
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My reasons vary:.

Russian and French: to refresh old skills

Italian and Turkish: for travel

Spanish: because it is increasingly common in the US.

The other languages I am learning mainly out of curiosity.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grammaweir

I am officially a senior in a few days and recently decided that I want to learn Spanish so that I can communicate in the native tongue of some young girls that I visit in Mexico a couple of times a year. I have helped them with their English and one of them challenged me last time I saw her to learn more Spanish before I see her again. I am very impressed with the program and feel I have come a long way in just over 6 weeks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JodiaDruco

I found Duolingo while searching for a way to learn Esperanto which isn't a very popular language, and there aren't too many courses available for it. Duolingo has been really easy and enjoyable. I love that it's fun, like playtime while being educational at the same time. Instead of playing games on my phone, I use Duolingo and feel like I'm doing something worthwhile.

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