After years of waiting, the beta version of Chinese for English speakers course was finally released on Duolingo.
It’s been a long time coming and many people had given up on it ever being released. After all, they’ve released courses for over 20 languages, even Klingon and High Valyrian (with even more in development) before tackling the most widely spoken language on the planet.
With millions of users, Duolingo is probably the most popular language learning resource around today – and it’s completely free to use.
But should you use it?
That’s not to mention all the other online Chinese courses.
So, does the Chinese for English speakers course on Duolingo live up to the hype? Should you use it to learn Chinese?
The short answer is no. Don’t waste your time with it.
But, let’s see why I feel this way.
There’s a lot to look at here. So, let’s start at the beginning…