An Incredible One Million People Have Signed Up For Duolingo's Free Irish Language Course

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An incredible one million people worldwide have signed up to learn Irish with Duolingo.

Duolingo is the free online language education platform, which was selected by Apple as iPhone App of the Year 2013 and by Google as Best of the Best for Android in 2013 and 2014, and its Irish course has now reached one million students.

While considered by some as a dying language, more than 94,000 people use Irish in their day-to-day lives, and the new figures from Duolingo reveal that there is still a high level of interest in learning our country's native tongue.


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Duolingo currently offer 13 language courses including Spanish, German, and Italian. A further eight courses are also currently in the process of coming online.

With over 100 million users, Duolingo has organically become the most popular way to learn languages online in the last two years.

According to a recent independent study conducted by City University of New York and the University of South Carolina, using Duolingo for 34 hours is the equivalent of one university semester of language instruction.

If you're interested in signing up for Duolingo's free Irish course, click here.

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