To explain the Duolingo streak, allow me the comparison between learning a new language and going to the gym. When a year begins, there are many New Year resolutions. In them, many want to exercise, but making it a regular habit is challenging.
Now, when it comes to keeping language learners encouraged, it’s no less challenging. I understand they have done a lot of A/B testing. And they have come up with the Duolingo Streak. And it does the trick. It keeps users coming back.
For sports fans, it’s exciting to see their favorite athlete perform. And when they have a positive streak, it’s even more rewarding.
For language learners, it’s exciting to see their streak grow. It gives them this nice sense of accomplishment.
But I wondered who has the Duolingo streak record, up to this date?
Duolingo Unofficial Streak Hall of Fame
This is an interesting question. So, to help us answer it there is a platform called “Duolingo Unofficial Streak Hall of Fame”. 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 that is 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! And has enjoyed learning it with Duolingo for more than 7 years (at the time of writing this post).
I view it like this. Duolingo is a nice platform. And proof of it is its worldwide following. But when it comes to its Italian course, it must have something special. It was capable of keeping this user coming back again and again for more than 7 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?
So here is 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 particularly 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 you, should complement your learning with other platforms. Keeping a streak is good, but don’t forget to also dip your feet in other platforms. Thus, if you would like to read a bit more about my opinion about this, check this post by clicking here.e.
Please tell me about your Duolingo Streak?
Finally, I’d like to hear from you. I’d like to see who has the record among all of us that comment here on this post. If you can share proof of your streak it would be nice too. Have you been able to reach 100 days? 200 days? What have you learned from your streak? Tell us in the comment box below. We would love to hear from you.