Duolingo is a great place to boost your knowledge related to different languages. Currently, there are more than 40 languages that you can take up if you are an English speaker. When you will take up a language you will see a lot of different features including different lessons and levels. Further, there are also podcasts that are available on the platform. One such feature that is similar to podcasts is Duolingo audio lessons. If you also do not know much about them, then you must go through this guide completely as it will help you to know what are they and where you can get them.
- Duolingo audio lessons are just like podcasts in which you will be hearing two native speakers of your targeted language.
- Currently, there are two types of languages for which Duolingo audio lessons are available – French and Spanish.
- If you are studying French, you will see 13 different packs with 4-5 units in it with a set of lessons in it.
- Similarly, If you are studying Spanish, you will see 9 different packs with 4-5 units in it with a set of lessons in it.
- Although taking up these lessons will help you a lot in your language learning journey, the biggest drawback is that they are only available for Spanish and French.
- According to the latest update, these Duolingo audio lessons, are no longer currently available under their own tab.
You must also read till the end so that you do not miss any of the crucial facts related to the Duolingo audio lessons.
What are Duolingo audio lessons?
Duolingo audio lessons are just like podcasts in which you will be hearing two native speakers of your targeted language. The main difference between the audio lessons and podcasts is that you will be getting much-advanced knowledge in podcasts. Further, they are also based on vocabulary or grammar. They will help you in improving and speaking skills. You will get a lot of different topics like pronunciation, spotting context, etc. To get the audio lessons, you will have to tap on the separate tap which has headphones as an icon which is at the side of stories. These audio lessons will help you stay motivated in the language learning course.
Where can you find Duolingo Audio Lessons?
Earlier Duolingo audio lessons were available in a separate tab which was at the side of the stories tab. However, currently, they are not available on a separate tab. In fact, they are not available anywhere on the platform. The Duolingo Audio lessons have been removed from the platform which may be added on the platform after some time. It happened with the stories feature as well. They were removed from the old tab but were included in the lesson itself.
Whereas there is no such update for Duolingo audio lessons. Further, if you are an IOS user, and are studying French or Spanish courses you will be getting audio lessons for them. If you want you can listen to podcasts which are available on Spotify and Apple music store.
How do audio lessons work?
To hear an audio lesson, you will have to select the Audio Lessons tab and choose the language you want to study. If you are studying French, you will see 13 different packs with 4-5 units in them. They mainly focus on common topics and are created from the beginner to intermediate level. Just like the new learning paths (earlier known as Duolingo tree), each unit will have a different number of lessons (generally 3-4 lessons). On Duolingo, you can either set it to play on auto-play and listen to all the lessons one by one. When the lesson starts playing all you have to do is listen to it.
Further, if you want you can also read the content on your screen and find the spellings of the words that you are listening to. Native speakers will use different phases in the lesson, that will help you if you are struggling with the language. You will also be able to get proper knowledge about the content. In addition to that the presenters of the audio lessons keep on inviting you to practice the words from the lesson. In such an activity all you have to repeat after the presenters in the lessons.
It will help you to boost your knowledge and to check your attention in the lesson. There are many exercises that will help you to learn the words and the sentences based on your memories. The last lesson of the unit will help to test everything that you have learned so far. Presenters of the lesson will ask you questions in your targeted language.
Which languages have audio lessons?
Currently, there are only two languages French and Spanish which have audio lessons in it that too for English speakers. It means that if you are learning any other language like Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, High Valyrian, etc you will not be able to find audio lessons for them. Additionally, you will also need to know that these audio lessons are only available for IOS users, and not for Android devices. Most of the time, Duolingo bring its new feature first on IOS devices and not on Android devices. After some time they introduce those features on Android devices. Further, currently, there is no notification when the audio lesson were came on Android.
What is the duration of Duolingo Audio lessons?
As we already mentioned, Duolingo audio lessons are short in duration. These lessons are generally 2-5 minutes as it is a short communication between two native speakers. However, it is not the case for the final lesson, as it will depend upon the time you take for responding to the presenters. So the more time you take, the longer the lesson will become. Although there is no doubt that Duolingo will keep on updating the content and thus we can expect these lessons to get longer.
How much XP do you get for listening to Duolingo audio lessons?
The biggest benefit of taking up French and Spanish course is that it has a special feature known as Audio lessons. When you listen to these lessons you will be able to get 20XP which will be added to the leaderboard ranking. So if you are on autoplay, these XP points will be added on quickly together. Therefore listening to the audio lessons is a great way of earning a good number of XP without putting in some extra effort.
How many Duolingo audio lessons are there on the platform?
As we already discussed that there are only two languages for which Duolingo audio lessons are available – French and Spanish. Thus we can conclude that the total lessons will be based on the two languages. For French, there are 18 packs which have 4-6 units each of multiple lessons. On the other hand, for the Spanish course, there are 9 packs and again each pack has 4-6 units consisting of different lessons. Each pack is based on different parts of the language like vocabulary, grammar, etc.
Are Duolingo audio lessons available for free members?
Duolingo is a platform which is free to use for every member. Thus, Duolingo audio lessons are also available to the free users of Duolingo. However, there was also a rumour that it is exclusively for users who have Duolingo Plus membership. But it is not true and if you are a free member you can access them.
What are the benefits of Duolingo Audio lessons?
Following are the pros of Duolingo audio lessons –
Duolingo audio lessons are so much more convenient to take up. You do not need to make extra efforts to complete them. All you have to do is to sit with earphones in your earphones. If you keep the lessons on auto play you will not need to touch your mobile even once. Further, if you are in the car you can play them in your car itself.
2. Lessons help in increasing the communication skills
When you are in the course and take normal lessons you are not able to work on your communication skills. However, Duolingo audio lessons are different. You will be able to develop your communication skills as you will be able to listen to two native speakers and repeat after them.
3. Change the speed
If you are on your first audio lesson it will help you a lot as you are able to change the speed of the lesson. As you are beginning it is possible that you are unable to listen properly to what they are speaking. Further, if you think that the lesson is really slow you can also increase the speed for it.
4. Check what you have learned
Audio lessons are the ones which will help you to check what you have learned so far. It will help to test your ability to communicate with speakers of the same language. Further, it will also help you to get new phrases which is again a great advantage of using Duolingo audio lessons.
What are the drawbacks of Duolingo Audio lessons?
Following are the cons of Duolingo audio lessons –
1. Unable to track the progress
When you are using Duolingo you can check where are you with the help of XP, streak score, etc. However you get XP for completing the audio lessons, there is nothing that will help you to track your progress on Duolingo audio lessons. Further, it is the best way to recap what you have learned so far.
2. Not available in most languages
As you know they are only available in two languages i.e French and Spanish. It means that if you are in other languages then you will not be able to take advantage of it. Further, they are also only available for users who use IOS devices. So if you are an Android user, you will again not get this feature available for you even for French and Spanish courses.
Are Duolingo audio lessons worthy?
Duolingo audio lessons are the ones which will help you develop your communication skills. In the audio lessons, you will be getting two native speakers who are talking in your targeted languages. With the help of these lessons you can practice speaking in the language, you are learning. However, the big problem is that it is only available for Spanish and French courses and that too only for IOS users.
Though there is nothing wrong with taking up the audio lessons and it will help you in learning your targeted language, they are worth taking up. So if you are using an IOS device and are studying French and Spanish courses you must go for the audio lessons. However, if you do not find them worthy, you may think of using alternatives for Duolingo.
Duolingo audio lessons are the ones which are like podcasts where you will find communication between two native speakers of your targeted languages. With these lessons, you are able to develop your communication skills, which will help you to boost your confidence related to the language. These lessons are only available for two languages which are French and Spanish and that too are only available for IOS users.
However, according to the latest update Duolingo has removed this feature from its original tab. These lessons are free for Duolingo members and there are 18 packs of French courses which have 4-6 units each of different lessons. Similarly Spanish has 9 packs which again have 4-6 units each with a different set of lessons.
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