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Duolingo Beta put to the test: can you learn a language while translating the web?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… free to swear while you do it.)

In this TED presentation, von Ahn introduces his new project, Duolingo. Duolingo’s goal, in short, is to crowdsource language teaching. Here’s the twist: users will be able to learn a new tongue free of charge while translating the web through (unpaid, obviously) microwork.

Given the revolutionary nature of this idea, you can understand my excitement when the invitation for the Duolingo Beta landed recently in my mailbox. (It was also a great chance …

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