For language learners, understanding spoken language and keeping up with conversations is one of the most challenging parts of a new language—but it's also one of the most important skills!
That's why we’re bringing you a new feature to help you practice listening: DuoRadio! These podcast-like audio experiences train your ear through fun storytelling from Duolingo’s world characters. Here's how DuoRadio works!
What is DuoRadio?
DuoRadio is a new feature that improves how we teach listening. In each episode, you'll listen to a short, podcast-like radio show featuring one of your favorite Duolingo characters as the host! DuoRadio episodes can be found right in your path—they're the lessons with a headphone icon.
Each show is crafted around our characters’ personalities to create an immersive and engaging experience that gets you listening to your new language in entertaining new ways.
For example, there's Ask Lucy, the advice show from our all-knowing, somewhat-mysterious host. You'll also get to know Bea through her DuoRadio show Adventures with Bea, where she interviews people from around the world and introduces listeners to new cultures. She's as ambitious as ever!
How DuoRadio helps you practice listening
Our DuoRadio episodes are designed to gradually increase in difficulty, in order to strengthen your listening skills. You'll start with episodes that use both your own language and the language you're learning—that way you can work your way up to an episode that’s fully in your new language! Each episode is also designed around the lessons that you do every day: We incorporate words, phrases, and grammar points from recent lessons so that you can practice them in a new context.
Listening to a new language can be tough, so episodes include short, fun exercises to help you check your comprehension and practice your listening skills even more!
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Tune in to DuoRadio!
DuoRadio is a great way to practice your listening skills while having fun with your favorite Duolingo characters! It's currently available on Android for learners in our Spanish course for English speakers, and it's on its way to iOS and more languages in the coming months!