Duolingo Leagues & Leaderboards - EVERYTHING You Need To Know - duoplanet (2023)

Duolingo leagues are definitely one of Duolingo’s biggest and most popular features.

These weekly leaderboards add a competitive and motivational edge to your language learning experience, which can push you even harder to complete your daily lessons.

But what exactly is a Duolingo league? How many leagues are there? What’s so special about the Diamond League (and the Diamond Tournament)? Are people cheating? What’s the best strategy for winning? And does your Duolingo leaguereallymatter?

All will be revealed — let’s get into it!

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What are Duolingo leagues?

A Duolingo league is basically a weekly leaderboard containing 30 random users from across all platforms, including IOS, Android and desktop.

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To join a weekly leaderboard, all you need to do is complete a lesson. Then, head to your league tab and you will see yourself in a leaderboard with a group of other Duolingo users.

League leaderboards are ranked onXP— the user with the most XP at the end of the week will finish top of the leaderboard and get promoted to the next league.

The promotion zone can cover as many as 20 users, and this will depend entirely on which league you’re in. The current breakdown is as follows:

  • Bronze – Top 20
  • Silver – Top 15
  • Gold – Top 10
  • Sapphire – Top 7
  • Ruby – Top 7
  • Emerald – Top 7
  • Amethyst – Top 7
  • Pearl – Top 7
  • Obsidian – Top 5
  • Diamond – No promotions

Anyone who finishes 24th or lower — in what is known as the demotion zone — will be relegated to the previous league.

And if you finish outside both the promotion zone and demotion zone then you’ll stay in your current league for another week.

Follow me on Duolingo!

Up for some friendly competition? Then be sure to follow me on Duolingo!

My username isDCiiieee🙂

(If the link doesn’t work then just type my username into the ‘Search for friends’ bar on the app)

How many leagues are there in Duolingo?

There are currently 10 leagues in Duolingo.

When the league system first launched there were only 5, with another batch of 5 being added in a subsequent update.

The leagues are the same across all language courses. So whether you’re learningSpanishor Hawaiian, you’ll compete in the same 10 leagues as everyone else.

What are the different Duolingo leagues?

From bottom to top — with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest — the 10 Duolingo leagues in order are:

  1. Bronze
  2. Silver
  3. Gold
  4. Sapphire
  5. Ruby
  6. Emerald
  7. Amethyst
  8. Pearl
  9. Obsidian
  10. Diamond

Bronze is the starter league. From there, the goal is to work your way up through the leagues all the way up to Diamond — Duolingo’s highest league.

Once you’ve done that and you’ve finished every single league, you will progress onto the Diamond Tournament (more on that below!).

Duolingo Diamond League

The Diamond League is the highest league on Duolingo. It differs from the other leagues in a couple of ways.

The first is that only 5 users can be relegated and there are (technically) no promotions.

Diamond is usually the most competitive of the 10 leagues. Although only 5 users can be relegated, you have to be on your A-game to stay in the league for another week.

XP totals are usually really high—often in the thousands—so you may need to do more lessons than usual to avoid getting demoted back to the Obsidian league.

Winning the Diamond league is even harder.I’ve been using Duolingo every day for over 6 yearsand I’ve only won it a couple of times!

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And what do you get if you win the Diamond League? A swankyachievement,some gemsand a pat on the back from the owl.

After that, the league resets, and you have to do it all over again (if you can muster the energy!).

the diamond tournament

Back in November 2021, Duolingo introduced something called the Diamond Tournament.

Duolingo experimented with this for a few months before removing it. However, they brought it back a short time later. And now it’s a firm fixture in the league lineup!

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So how does the Diamond Tournament work?

Basically, to qualify for the Diamond Tournament, you need to finish in the top 10 of the Diamond League on a week that the Diamond Tournament is running.

That’s because the Diamond Tournament doesn’t run every week, due to the fact that each tournament has 3 weekly phases.

If a new tournament is about to begin, it will say “Top 10 qualify for the Tournament” at the top of the leaderboard.

However, if it says “The next Tournament is starting soon”, then even if you finish in the top 10, you won’t be entered into a tournament at the end of the week…

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If you do manage to qualify for the Diamond Tournament, then you’ll notice there are 3 weekly stages:

  • Quater-finals
  • Semi-finals
  • Finals

Every week the users with the lowest XP totals are eliminated and returned to the Diamond League. Those with the most XP progress to the next stage.

The Duolingo Tournament Finals is the last stage, where those with the best XP totals over the previous two weeks battle it out to be crowned Diamond Tournament champion!

The Diamond Tournament is currently only available oniOS and desktop.

When does your Duolingo league end?

Your Duolingo league will end at some point between 22:00 and 01:00 on Sunday night/Monday morning —regardless of your time zone.

A new league will begin shortly after the last one finishes. Simply complete a lesson to be placed in a new league.

Thegeneral consensusused to be that the leagues would reset at 00:00 UTC every Monday. However, it’s clear fromRedditthat users across the world tend to see their leagues reset around midnight in their local time.

So if you’re in the UK, for instance, your league will finish several hours before someone in the US. This also means your new leaderboard will begin several hours earlier as well.

Are people cheating in Duolingo leagues?

Because some of the XP totals — especially in the Diamond League and Tournament — are so crazy high, it gets people wondering whether some users are cheating.

All too often (and this isn’t just limited to the Diamond League) there are users that top the leaderboards with seemingly impossible XP totals.

These are often accumulated in short periods of time by profiles that haven’t used Duolingo for that long.

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While I don’t think this has been definitively proven, some have questioned whether some users are using dodgy algorithms to hack their way up the leaderboards.

You can see this first-hand inthis postandthis poston Reddit.

For sure these are some pretty high totals. Certainly wayyyyy higher than I’ve ever managed!

However, it doesn’t necessarily confirm they’re cheating.

In fact, as we’ll see later in the article, there are ways you can hit these numbers — so long as you’re strategic (and you have a lot of time on your hands!).

How to get out of Duolingo leagues

If you find the leagues annoying, or you’re just not that competitive, then you might want to opt-out.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear-cut way of doing this yet.

But there is a workaround.

To get out of Duolingo leagues, you will need to make your Duolingo profile private.

To do this, simply head over to the Duolingo website, hover over your profile picture and click Settings.

On the next page, click Privacy Settings, then uncheck the box that says “Make my profile public” and click SAVE CHANGES.

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Be aware though that this won’t just get rid of the leagues — it will also make it impossible forother learners to find or follow you!

How to win your Duolingo league

If you’re desperate to finish top of your leaderboard and win your league, then you’ll definitely want to consider some of these tips.

These tips won’t guarantee you victory, but they’ll definitely improve your chances.

Naturally, you’re going to have an easier time winning the Bronze League than the Diamond, but in any case, these tips will give you a fighting chance regardless of which league you’re in.

wait to join your league

If you want to win your league, the first step is to… wait.

You may think that you need to come out of the blocks charging.

But actually, you’re much better off holding back and biding your time.

Duolingo places you in a new leaderboard once you’ve completed your first lesson of the week.

If you complete your first lesson first thing on a Monday, then guess what? You’re going to be placed in a leaderboard with other early birds.

In my experience, these guys are more likely to be the hardened Duolingo users. These are the guys that will show up on Duolingo every day and pour hours and hours of their time into completing lessons and racking up XP.

Make no mistake — if you want to win your league, then you don’t want to be competing with these guys, even if you’re an industrious learner yourself!

Instead, you will want to wait it out and give yourself a better chance of being grouped with the more casual learners (like me!).

These are the guys that only usually complete a few lessons a day, so won’t be earning crazy high XP totals.

This ensures you won’t need to be earning tens of thousands of XP to come out on top.

If you’re a streak freak, you probably won’t want to waittoolong to join because you won’t want to lose your streak.

In which case, I’d recommend waiting until the last few hours of Monday (or pop on aStreak Freezeif you’re not bothered about the purity of your streak).

xp boosts

XP Boostsare absolutely essential in the battle for the top spot.

These handy little power-ups double the amount of XP you can earn in a lesson for anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.

There are a few ways you can earn them (Early BirdchestsandFriends Questsare two of my favorite ways) so you’ll want to make sure you’ve got one active for the majority of your lessons.

timed challenges

Timed Challengesare pretty much essential if you want to win your Duolingo league.

Lightning Round andMatch Madnessgive you the chance to earn up to 40 XP every couple of minutes.

Better still, if you do them with an XP Boost active, that becomes 80 XP every couple of minutes!

You can see how easy this is in the video below.

You’ll want to do at least a couple of these a day depending on how intense your leaderboard is. They’ll help your comprehension speed loads as well!

perfect lesson boost

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Perfect Lesson Boostsdon’t ordinarily add a lot of XP to your lesson totals.

But, when used with an XP Boost, you stand to earn an extra 20 XP per lesson.

They’re available from the Duolingo shop, cost 100 gems and last for 15 minutes.

As the name suggests, you only get the boost if you complete your lesson perfectly. So you’ll want to use them when you’re super confident with the skills you’re looking to work on.

legendary levels

Legendary Levelsare up there with timed challenges when it comes to earning lots of XP quickly.

They’re not as accessible as timed challenges as they’re mainly forSuper/Maxmembers and you’ll need to have completed a level in its entirety before you can go for legendary.

However, if you’re in a position where you can attempt them, they’re probably one the best ways to conquer your Duolingo league.

If you go about them in the right way, you stand to earn as much as 110 XP for every completed challenge. If you know your stuff, you could probably get this done in under a few minutes every time.

harder lesson, double xp

Every now and then as you’re working through your course, you’ll get the option to do a harder lesson for double XP.

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It’s not something you can spontaneously activate but you usually get the option every few lessons.

They usually cost 20gemsand give you the chance to earn twice the amount of XP in your lesson.

The base amount is usually 10 XP so this will give you the chance to earn 20.

If you can spare the gems and you don’t mind cranking up the difficulty, you’ll want to accept these challenges every time they pop up.

Recommended strategy

When it comes to Duolingo, I’m really not that competitive. As I’ll explain later, I’m really not that bothered about the leagues — I’m more interested in learning my languages!


I know many of you are. So using the tips above, I’ve devised this simple strategy that will give you a solid chance of coming out on top of your Duolingo league.


Wait as long as you can before completing your first lesson.

Ideally, hold back until 11pm on Monday night.

You won’t get the Early Bird XP Boost, but hopefully, you will get placed in a less competitive league.

This should ensure you won’t need to earn some of the crazy high XP totals we saw earlier!

tuesday to friday

Feel free to jump on Duolingo as early as you want.

In fact, the earlier the better, so you can bag yourself the Early Bird XP Boost.

You won’t get this until 6pm, so you’ll want to pencil in an evening session as well.

Once you’ve done this, focus on completing your current level on yourlesson path. This will activate a 15-minute XP Boost.

You’ll then want to dive into a timed challenge (either Lightning Round or Match Madness) or a legendary level and keep bashing them out until your XP Boost has expired.

Continue completing levels and doing timed challenges for as long as you desire.

saturday to sunday

Again, try to jump on Duolingo as early as possible (before 12pm) so you bag yourself the Early Bird boost.

Then go about completing your first level of the day.

Once you’ve done this, instead of jumping into a timed challenge, you’ll instead want to head over to the shop and activate a Perfect Lesson Boost (if available).

Then head over to your learning path and dive into a legendary level. You’ll want to line these up through the week so you have as many to complete on the weekend as possible.

If you manage to complete a legendary level flawlessly, you’ll earn as much as 110 XP (assuming you’ve got an XP Boost and Perfect Lesson Boost active).

I recommend legendary levels instead of timed challenges on the weekend, as the weekend timed challenge (XP Ramp Up) is nowhere near as effective as the weekday ones.

Duolingo league repair

Demoted from your Duolingo league? Worry not — you now have the option to reverse it.

The League Repair tool gives you the opportunity to keep your place in your league for another week. It’s not cheap though — coming in at a mega 2000 gems!

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To do this, simply head over to your league tab at the beginning of a new leaderboard. If you’ve been demoted, Duolingo will ask if you want to keep your place for 2000 gems. Simply hit the repair button and you’ll be entered back into the league you dropped out of.

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Is it worth 2000 gems? Probably not. I think you’d be much better off saving them forheartrefills and legendary attempts.

But if you’re really attached to your league — perhaps it was a really brutal week and you only missed out by a few XP — and you’ve got gems to spare, then it’s definitely a nice option!

Does your Duolingo league matter?

Look, even though I’m not that competitive on Duolingo, I like the leagues.

I mean, it makes sense. Duolingo’s not just a language-learning app. It’s also a game.

So why not have some weekly leaderboards?


I see a lot of people making a massive deal out of their leagues.

They get annoyed because someone they’re never going to meet managed to earn a few more XP than them, denying them victory in a league that — let’s be honest — doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

The most important thing on Duolingo — the thing that brings us all to Duolingo in the first place — is learning languages. Everything else is secondary.

Remember that — and consider some of the following as well:

xp is flawed

The league system encourages you to focus on earning as much XP as possible. This would be fine if more XP equaled more progress in your target language.

But it doesn’t.

As it is, the easiest and quickest way to earn XP is to take shortcuts.

Notice how the tips above do absolutely nothing to help you in your language.

When your focus becomes XP, you naturally gravitate towards things that will give you as much as possible in as little time as possible.

That means rinsing timed challenges every couple of minutes and doing nothing to move forward with your language.

XP, as we’ve seen, doesn’t correspond to proficiency. Someone with 10,000 XP inFrenchcould be lightyears ahead of someone with 100,000 — IF the person with 100,000 spent all their time gaming the system.

some users have an unfair advantage

Another reason you probably shouldn’t worry about your Duolingo league is that many have an unfair advantage.

What is that you might ask?

We’ve already covered it — XP power-ups.

John could do 10Spanishlessons without any power-ups active. With perfect combo bonuses, he earns a total of 150 XP.

Sophie does the same 10 Spanish lessons with perfect combo bonuses. However, she has an XP Boost and a Perfect Lesson Boost active. That means that while John was earning 15 XP per lesson, Sophie was earning 50.

Same lessons, same amount of time.

John has 150. Sophie has 500.

You can say that’s smart. And, sure, it’s part of the game.

But Sophie hasn’t learned anything more than John… yet she comes out 350 XP ahead.

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And it doesn’t end there.

Duolingo doesn’t award more XP to those who complete the harder lessons in a course.

Sure, you get the ‘harder lesson for double XP’ thing that pops up every so often.

But I’m talking about the levels in the latter units of a course. The hard stuff.

These levels take longer to complete, not just because they’re harder than the stuff in the early units, but because the questions can be so much longer.

There’s no compensation for this XP-wise. Those who only review the early units or spend their time bashing out timed challenges will almost always come out on top of those who are trying to make progress in their course.

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And then there’s the premium membership. No ads. No hearts.

This not only speeds up the lessons but also allows premium users to keep plowing on — even after making 5 or more mistakes.

The bottom line — the leagues simply aren’t an accurate reflection of the thing that matters most on Duolingo: learning a language.

pressure and burn-out

It’s a tiring old business trying to win (or even stay in) your Duolingo league, particularly in the higher ones. The XP totals are often astronomical.

So when your league becomes a priority, this can put enormous pressure on you to rack up huge XP totals in a short amount of time.

This is exhausting and unsustainable in most cases. If you begin to associate Duolingo with fatigue, then, over time, you’ll be less inclined to show up and complete your lessons.

And if you want to learn a language, this ain’t good.

Sadly, I see this happen all the time: users racking up loads of XP for a few weeks and then disappearing, never to be seen again.

This is what happens when the need to be the best overtakes the desire to learn a language.

what i prefer instead

When it comes to Duolingo success, the most important thing (for me at least) is to not lose sight of why you started using it in the first place.

I can pretty much guarantee you didn’t sign up because of the league system. Most likely you signed up because you wanted to learn a language.

So focus on that, and nothing more. It’s easy to get caught up in the gamification of Duolingo, thinking that there’s a correlation between those who finish top of their leagues and their ability in their target languages.

But as we’ve just seen, it’s rarely this clear-cut.

My advice is to take the league system lightly. Don’t prioritize it. Simply see it as a bit of fun that adds to your motivation.

In my experience, it’s better to focus on other things.

On Duolingo, I believe moving forward along yourlesson pathand keeping your streak going should be your main focus. Moving through theunitsis a clear sign of progress, and a solid streak shows you’re developing a strong language-learning habit.

And don’t forget that fluency in your target language will depend as much on what you do away from Duolingo as what you do on it.

Innovative Language, for instance, offers high-quality content in over 30 languages — includingSpanish,French,GermanandItalian— that, when used alongside Duolingo, will take your listening and speaking abilities to crazy new levels.

A quality VPN, such asNordVPN, will open the doors to an almost endless supply of movies and TV shows in your target language.

AndLingQwill help you turn your favorite content — such as books, blog posts, song lyrics, and even Netflix shows — into your most effective lessons.

It’s here that the learning takes place — not at the top of your Duolingo league. Don’t forget that!

Have your say

The league system is definitely a massive part of Duolingo.

But what do you think of it?

Does it motivate you to do your daily lessons?

Has it helped you progress in your target language?

Are there any changes you’d like Duolingo to make?

What are your thoughts on the ‘cheating’ debate?

Let me know in the comments!


What happens when you finish all the leagues in Duolingo? ›

From there, the goal is to work your way up through the leagues all the way up to Diamond — Duolingo's highest league. Once you've done that and you've finished every single league, you will progress onto the Diamond Tournament (more on that below!).

What happens when you finish diamond league in Duolingo? ›

You are promoted to the next league. There is no league higher than Diamond. If you reach the top 3 of Diamond, you will remain in that league. NOTE: We no longer offer gem rewards for those in the top 3.

How do Duolingo leaderboards work? ›

Originally Answered: How does the duolingo leaderboard work? Essentially, the more lessons you complete, the more points you receive. At the end of something like a week, the top so-many people move up to the next leaderboard, and (in many cases) the bottom so-many people move down one rung as well.

Can you be demoted from diamond league Duolingo? ›

How to Advance to the Next Duolingo League. Each league has a group at the top of the leaderboard that gets promoted to the next league, a majority in the middle that remains in the same league, and a few at the bottom that gets demoted back to the league before.

How many people actually finish a Duolingo course? ›

An informal study estimates that course completion rates fall as low as 0.01% for Spanish learners (second most popular language on Duolingo), and peak at 0.24% for Ukrainian learners.

Has anyone ever finished every Duolingo course? ›

That said, no course is ever complete (just look at all the changes Duolingo have made to the French and Spanish courses over the years!) so expect updates to continue long into the future!

What's after Sapphire league in Duolingo? ›

One league consists of one of the 10 possible gem ranks, ranked from lowest to highest: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Amethyst, Pearl, Obsidian and Diamond. Competitions refresh on Mondays every week at midnight GMT.

What happens if you win Diamond League? ›

Each champion is awarded a prestigious "Diamond Trophy", US$ 30'000 prize money and a wild card for the World Athletics Championships (certain conditions apply).

Can Duolingo make you fluent? ›

Duolingo can't make you fluent by itself

The other way in which the research is misleading is that learning a language requires more than just an app, in the same way learning just about anything requires more than just a textbook.

What happens if you don t join a leaderboard on Duolingo? ›

The Duolingo leaderboard works on a weekly schedule. Based on how many lessons you've done that week, you move up or down in your league. If you don't do any lessons you don't participate in a leaderboard. This ensures that the leaderboard is dynamic every week.

How do people score high on Duolingo? ›

Reviewing at the “Hard Practice” level results in 20XP – two times more XP than a new lesson. Reviewing previous lessons [selecting “Hard Practice”] is key to both learning a new language on Duolingo – and to earn XP fast on the platform.

How do you score big on Duolingo? ›

Top tips for passing for the Duolingo exam
  1. Tip 1: Learn and practise new vocabulary. ...
  2. Tip 2: Focus on your listening skills. ...
  3. Tip 3: Get reading and notice those grammar structures. ...
  4. Tip 4: Tune in your ear to american accents. ...
  5. Tip 5: Practise your sentence intonation. ...
  6. Tip 6: Test yourself on vocabulary pronunciation.

Is it hard to get to Diamond in Duolingo? ›

There are no given XP criteria to hit for the Duolingo Diamond League, we've seen people with as low as 2000 XP get into it and work their way up to win, but some people have gotten in with 7,000 XP and struggled while they're in the league. It depends on the language, the popularity, and honestly changes week to week.

Who has the most XP on Duolingo? ›

The user with the most XP on Duolingo is Gue8000 with 11,895,374 XP and the user with the second most XP on Duolingo is davidbohardt with 10,170,803 XP. There is some debate as to who is the user with the most amount of XP on Duolingo.

Can you get demoted from Diamond to platinum league of Legends? ›

Master, Grandmaster, and Challenger Tiers

If you're already in division IV of your tier, you'll fall into the next tier down (ie. Diamond IV to Platinum I). However, Apex Tier players who decay due to inactivity will descend into Diamond II, not Platinum I, and will restart their climb from there.

What happens when you reach 100 days on Duolingo? ›

Reaching certain milestones (such as 100 day streak) can earn the user 3 days free of Super Duolingo.

What is the hardest language to learn? ›

Across multiple sources, Mandarin Chinese is the number one language listed as the most challenging to learn. The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center puts Mandarin in Category IV, which is the list of the most difficult languages to learn for English speakers.

How many months to complete Duolingo? ›

To finish a language tree on Duolingo in 6 months, you will need to spend a minimum of 130 minutes per day on Duolingo, for a full 180 days.

How long should I use Duolingo per day? ›

You don't need to spend hours on Duolingo each day. However, you must put a reasonable amount of time into learning. If you log in to complete one lesson and sign out as soon as you've reached 10XP, you won't get very far. To optimize your learning, aim to spend between 15 and 30 minutes on the app each day.

What is the most studied language on Duolingo? ›

Most popular languages to study on Duolingo in 2023
  • English.
  • Spanish.
  • French.
  • German.
  • Japanese.
  • Italian.
  • Korean.
  • Portuguese.
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How do you qualify for Diamond tournament Duolingo? ›

We reward our most-engaged learners with another opportunity to compete. The top 10 learners in the Diamond league are eligible for entry into the Diamond Tournament (on iOS and Web, Android coming soon!). There are three phases to this competition: Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals.

How many gems do you get for winning diamond league Duolingo? ›

Congratulations and a diamond medal show on my screen, together with a reward of 150 gems. They are the Duolingo currency that I can use to buy mastery tests and timed challenges, and in fact, I've just spent way more than 150 of those to win.

Is there only one diamond league Duolingo? ›

Duolingo uses a single leaderboard for all languages, so there is only one Diamond League in the app at any given time.

How much money do Diamond League winners get? ›

In addition to the $30,000 prize money each champion is awarded a prestigious "Diamond Trophy" and a wild card for the World Athletics Championships.

Is Diamond hard to reach in league? ›

Anyone can reach Diamond if he has a decent computer, a stable internet connection and two hands. All you need to do is to: get into a good mental state, pick the right champion, win lane then make good macro decisions. Sounds easy right? Well... Only 1% of League of legends players reach Diamond so it's not that easy.

Which is better babbel or Duolingo? ›

The biggest difference between Babbel and Duolingo is the approach to language learning. Babbel is a better option if you want traditional language instructions through modules and lessons. By contrast, Duolingo works great if you need a playful, gamified experience.

What level of speaking does Duolingo get you to? ›

At Duolingo, we're developing our courses to get you to a level called B2, at which you can get a job in the language you're studying. Reaching that kind of proficiency requires dedication, varied practice opportunities, and a lot of time.

How many hours a day should you study to learn a new language? ›

According to the research, the ideal amount of daily study time for rapid language learning is around 1 to 2 hours per day. This may seem like a small amount of time, but it's important to remember that quality is more important than quantity when it comes to language learning.

What happens if you miss a day on Duolingo? ›

A streak freeze on Duolingo allows you to pause (or in this case 'freeze') your streak. This means that if you miss a day — i.e. you don't login and complete any lessons — then your streak won't reset to 0. A streak freeze is basically a safety net that gives your streak that extra bit of protection.

What happens if you get everything wrong in Duolingo? ›

If something happens to prevent us from certifying your score, you'll receive notice that the test session was invalidated, and, in most cases, you'll have another chance to take the test, at no additional cost. And, if you believe your session was invalidated in error, you may have the option to appeal your result.

What happens if Duolingo is too easy? ›

Take a placement test.

2. If you have previous experience with a language and feel that lessons are too easy, you can scroll to the next locked unit and tap the circle that says “Jump here?”. If you pass the test, you'll unlock that unit! NOTE: This will complete all levels up to that point.

What is the average Duolingo score? ›

A good score in Duolingo is anywhere around 120 or even more. It is usually taken as a good score in the Duolingo English Test (DET) globally at leading universities and educational institutions. Anything around 115-120 is also acceptable at most universities.

Is 120 135 a good score on Duolingo? ›

A score of 120 or above is considered excellent. The DET is scored on a scale of 10 to 160. The average score is 100. A score of 110 or above is considered an upper-intermediate level of English proficiency.

What is the minimum score for Duolingo in USA? ›

Ans. The minimum score for Duolingo tests varies by university. The average DET score requirement for USA universities lies between 100-150. However, the top universities generally accept DET scores above 120.

How do I get the best out of Duolingo? ›

Here are our top tips for learning on Duolingo:
  1. Study a little bit each day. This makes learning more manageable, it's easier to fit studying into your schedule, and it leads to more effective learning.
  2. Set meaningful, short-term goals. ...
  3. Use your lessons as a starting point.
Feb 16, 2021

What is the best rank in Duolingo? ›

The Diamond League is the highest league on Duolingo. It differs from the other leagues in a couple of ways. The first is that only 5 users can be relegated and there are (technically) no promotions. Diamond is usually the most competitive of the 10 leagues.

How many days required for Duolingo preparation? ›

Give yourself plenty of time to prepare for test day. We'd recommend making a start at least one month before your potential exam date, or even six weeks just to be sure.

What happens when you finish 1st in diamond league Duolingo? ›

You are promoted to the next league. There is no league higher than Diamond. If you reach the top 3 of Diamond, you will remain in that league. NOTE: We no longer offer gem rewards for those in the top 3.

Are there bots in Duolingo leagues? ›

Duolingo says that their bots “are powered by artificial intelligence and react differently to thousands of possible answers.”. The bots feature is currently available for Duolingo's Spanish, French and German courses.

Can you get demoted from diamond league Duolingo? ›

How to Advance to the Next Duolingo League. Each league has a group at the top of the leaderboard that gets promoted to the next league, a majority in the middle that remains in the same league, and a few at the bottom that gets demoted back to the league before.

How much Duolingo XP can you get in an hour? ›

XP Happy Hour on Duolingo is basically an hour-long XP boost. For every lesson your complete during XP Happy Hour, you'll earn an additional 5 XP! So instead of the usual 10 XP (not including combo bonus) you'll bag yourself at least 15 XP for every completed lesson.

Has anyone ever beat Duolingo? ›

Duolingo gives you a placement test at the beginning of any new course so that you don't have to waste time with things you already know. I immediately “tested out” of 70% of the lessons and was able to take the final test for the Duolingo Award as they call it and completed it.

What is a golden owl in Duolingo? ›

You get a golden owl when you have every skill in the course up to at least the first crown level (blue). However, you get a golden tree when you have completed all the skills in the course to level 5 (golden), hence the name golden tree.

Is Platinum 1 good in League? ›

You are significantly better than a majority of the player base; maybe it's not the VCT level, but you are pretty good at the game. If Platinum is your first rank, you should be proud of it, as even some of the pro players started their ranked ladder climb in lower ranks.

What comes after Platinum in league? ›

League of Legends Tiers

The nine tiers, or ranks, in League of Legends include: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, GrandMaster, and Challenger.

Does finishing Duolingo help? ›

Even if you've finished a Duolingo course, Duolingo can still help you continue learning. There are two ways you can make this happen. One way is to go back and redo all the lessons until you earn perfect scores in all areas.

Are you supposed to do all the levels in Duolingo? ›

Each skill had up to 6 levels and you could do all 6 as soon as you wanted. But with the new learning path, Duolingo have taken these levels and spread them out. This means you can't just binge all 6 levels in a single sitting. Instead, you complete one level in a skill, then move on to something else.

How long should you spend on Duolingo? ›

Spend Plenty of Time Learning

However, you must put a reasonable amount of time into learning. If you log in to complete one lesson and sign out as soon as you've reached 10XP, you won't get very far. To optimize your learning, aim to spend between 15 and 30 minutes on the app each day.

How long does it take to become fluent on Duolingo? ›

Putting in ten hours of study and practice per day, this equates to two months for “easy” languages and four months for “difficult” languages. How do you get started? Web sites such as DuoLingo can teach you 27 languages for free.

What is the highest league in Duolingo? ›

One league consists of one of the 10 possible gem ranks, ranked from lowest to highest: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Amethyst, Pearl, Obsidian and Diamond.

How much money do you get for Diamond League title? ›

In addition to the $30,000 prize money each champion is awarded a prestigious "Diamond Trophy" and a wild card for the World Athletics Championships.

Is it bad to do too much Duolingo in one day? ›

Our research shows that if people advance too quickly on Duolingo in one day, it can actually negatively impact their learning because they are less likely to remember what they've learned. We know that users learn best when they study every day and take the time to practice and review what they've learned.

What is the best way to progress through Duolingo? ›

When you start a new skill, work your way through all the lessons to get to Level 1. Those lessons work together as a group to get you familiar with the crucial features of the new material. This will help you start committing the new words and structures to memory right away!

How many Duolingo levels should I do a day? ›

Casual is one lesson per day, Regular is two, Serious is three, and Insane is five lessons in a day. I have my daily goal set to Serious, which requires completing three lessons daily, but I'll often do more lessons if I have the time, typically around five or six.

Can you realistically learn a language on Duolingo? ›

We see this question a lot and the answer is: yes. Duolingo is a free language-learning platform, and every language and lesson is totally free!


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