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Why You Cannot Learn Mandarin at Duolingo?

Three years ago, I casted my doubt on the English learning method at Duolingo for Chinese.

I posted my questions on

We can see the arguments between two sides of the debate.

If it was still puzzling for me then.

Now I am pretty sure to say this model can not help Chinese people to learn English, if there is no big technology change.

And Duolingo could not succeed in the China Market.

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Best Way to Learn Chinese

What is the best way to learn Chinese? How to learn mandarin fast? Many Mandarin Chinese learners tried various ways to learn the language but get poor results. Unlike other roman languages, Mandarin Chinese seems to be one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world. Are there secrets to master this language within a short […]
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ChineseSkill vs Duolingo: Who will be successful in Chinese Learning?

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Is it kidding to use Duolingo to learn English from Chinese?

I love Duolingo, but I don’t think it’s wise to learn English from Duolingo Chinese.

This post was originally posted on Duolingo Discussion board three years ago.

I shared my opinion on this since I really love foreign language learning through duolingo and would like to see how duolingo will go for Asian languages, especially Chinese.

After three years, Chinese had not yet been added as a target language here at Duolingo.

Here is my magic to learn Mandarin Chinese,

I guess it is way more difficult than many people imagine to do it through Duolingo.

If possible, I really want to see whether there are some successful case studies to learn English, French or Spanish from Chinese.

What is the Best Way to Learn English?

Three years later, I have my own online English school targeting on Chinese English learners and it’s  working really well.

Is Duolingo A Good Way to Learn English From Chinese?

Effective Learning European Languages through Duolingo, however, Is it kidding to use Duolingo to learn English from Chinese?
Effective Learning European Languages through Duolingo: On my 128 days streak

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