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As of this past December, one of our favorite new features – Duolingo Stories – is available on Android!
Duolingo Stories are quirky, bite-sized tales that learners can read and listen to, all while checking their comprehension with intermittent questions. With Stories, you can improve your reading and listening skills through texts that are longer than the typical Duolingo lessons.
Stories initially launched as a web-only feature in 2017, and bringing them to mobile for both iOS and Android had long been on our roadmap. In this blog post, I will share our process and journey of bringing Stories to Android, including how we did it and the results we’ve seen.
In June 2018, as I completed my third year of college, I began my summer internship at Duolingo, where I got firsthand experience working on the Android app. Since I had never written a single line of Android code before that summer – ever – I knew it would be a challenging experience, but I was ready to dive in head first and start acquainting myself with new, large code bases in languages I had never seen before.
And dive in head first I did: my first project was “Super Duo,” an outfit that users can purchase for our mascot, Duo, to wear in the app. With support from my manager (and possibly a bit of luck), I managed to complete this task on the fourth day of my internship, and then saw the feature in the app by my second week at Duolingo.
After graduating in summer of 2019, I returned to Duolingo as a software engineer on Android, and my first project was to work on implementing Stories on Android.
Why we ...
We are always trying to make Duolingo a more effective learning tool. To do so, we first need to understand what our users are learning from Duolingo – and, more importantly, what they’re not learning. Our Learning Assessment team spends all of their time working on this problem. In this post, we will share our approach to measuring learning in the app, as well as some of the challenges that we face and how we are overcoming them.
Language learning is really complicated!
Learning a language requires mastering many different skills. For an activity as simple as ordering a cup of coffee, you have to be able to read the menu to decide what your options are, listen to the server greet you and ask you what you want ("Hi, how are you? What can I get you?"), and then prepare and say a response ("I’m fine, thanks. I’d like a large cappuccino, please"). The conversation can go on, but the point is: as a language learner, you need to learn a large number of words, learn how to put them together correctly, learn to understand what you read and hear, and learn the culturally-appropriate ways to speak to someone. We want Duolingo to teach you all the skills you need to communicate in a new language, so we work hard to ensure that we are measuring the effectiveness of Duolingo across all of these skills.
Duolingo vs. The Classroom
Historically, most language learning has happened in a classroom setting, where all students are taught at the same pace and come to the class with similar levels of prior knowledge. Learners on Duolingo, however, are very different! Because of the flexibility of our app, ...