To explain the Duolingo streak, allow me this comparison. Learning a new language can be similar to going to the gym. When a year begins, there are many New Year resolutions. In them, most people include exercising. But making it a regular habit is challenging.
Now, when it comes to keeping language learners encouraged, it is no less challenging. I understand that the folks at Duolingo have done a lot of A/B testing. And the result is the Duolingo Streak. That sounds good, but does it work? The exciting news is that it does the trick. It keeps users coming back.
For sports fans, it is exciting to see their favorite athlete perform. And when they have a good streak, it is even more rewarding.
For language learners, it’s exciting to see their streak grow. It gives them this sense of accomplishment.
But I wondered who has the Duolingo streak record? Who has been daily meeting their goals at Duolingo uninterruptedly for the most time?
Duolingo Unofficial Streak Hall of Fame
I could not find a direct answer to this question on the Duolingo platform. But there is a site called the “Duolingo Unofficial Streak Hall of Fame” that helped me out. To take a look at it, please click here.
According to the count at Duolingo Unofficial Streak Hall of Fame… drums, please… at the time of writing this post, the Duolingo Streak record is in the hands of a user learning Italian. How cool is that? Are you learning Italian too?
Wait a minute! Of all the languages available on Duolingo… the user holding the record is learning the same language as you! He has enjoyed learning it with Duolingo for more than seven years (at the time of writing this post).
I view it like this. Duolingo is a helpful platform. And proof of it is its worldwide following. But its Italian course must have something special. It was capable of keeping this user coming back again and again for more than seven years! Therefore, what do you think? LOL.
And here is an additional fun fact, position number 3 is in the hands of… yeah… you guessed it! Position number 3 (at the time of writing this post) is for a user that also is learning Italian! Hmm, that doesn’t seem to be a coincidence.
What does the Duolingo Italian course have? It makes its learners stick to the platform for years.
What makes Duolingo so good?
Why would somebody stick with it for so long? What do you think about positions 1 and 3 being in the hands of Italian learners?
The Top Five – March 18th, 2020:
1. Christi3: Learning Italian and Latin – Duolingo streak record – (2,624 days).
2. SarkaB: Learning Portuguese, Spanish, and French (2,623 days).
3. johnarnold: Learning Italian, German, Spanish, and Chinese (2,619 days).
4. DeeRamm: Learning German and Spanish (2,617 days).
5. jelinek: Learning German and Spanish (2,617 days).
Can I rely only on Duolingo for learning Italian?
I have my position concerning only using Duolingo for a very long time. Of course, I agree you can start using Duolingo alone. But, as time goes by, complement your learning with other platforms. Keeping a streak is good, but Duolingo is not an all-in-one course. Thus, if you would like to read a bit more about my opinion about this, check this post by clicking here.
Please tell me about your Duolingo Streak?
Finally, I’d like to see who has the record among us that interact on this blog. Leave a comment sharing your longest streak (proof would be ideal). Have you been able to reach 100 days? 200 days? What have you learned from it? Tell us in the comment box below. We would love to hear from you.