Hello. I don't quite understand what duo labs are. I know that there is a little bit of information here -https://www.duolingo.com/labs but I still don't quite get it. please can you help me understand what duo labs are and what they do. Thank you. Have a nice day. charlotte_p14 xx
Hello! Duolingo Labs is a place for some new functions. You can study and simultaneously test them, but they can be removed!
''Can you please help me understand what labs are?''
Labs are a function created by staff, for creating new methods of learning. They have Duolingo Stories to help people learn more words in Spanish and Portuguese (which are currently the only languages they have access to) and they have duolingo Events, which are sort of a meet-up of Duolingo members in a certain community.
''... And what they do?''
They were made to help people with their language learning, and I think it can be agreed that they are succeeding with that. As Events help people communicate in the language they are learning, and stories helps them with their reading skill, duolingo labs serves its purpose: Helping the users with language learning.
It is just what it says: A place where new features are tested. These features may not work completely, they may only be available in certain languages, and they may get scrapped from one day to the other. Althought I really hope stories will catch on, it is fun AND useful.