Learn a New Language with Duolingo Classes (Formerly Events)

Learn a New Language with Duolingo Classes (Formerly Events)

Duolingo is a platform that helps you to learn a new language with the help of different features and Duolingo classes are one of them. If you also want to learn some extra in addition to the available courses on Duolingo, you can always take up these classes. These classes will help you to focus on your communication skills and will help you to boost your confidence. Further, we have discussed more Duolingo classes for your better understanding.

Quick Takeaways

  • Duolingo classes were earlier known as Duolingo events and were free for all users. However, currently, you will have to pay for the class taken. The price will vary with the course you are taking up.
  • Duolingo classes are video calls which are hosted by a random Duolingo user to focus on a particular language.
  • To start with these classes you will need to log in with your Duolingo account on the Duolingo classes website and choose the class you want to take.
  • Earlier attending the Duolingo events also offer you XP points, but currently Duolingo classes do not give you these XP points.

However, you must read till the end to know more about Duolingo classes.

What are Duolingo classes?

Duolingo classes are the feature of Duolingo which were earlier known as Duolingo events. These classes are video calls which are hosted by a random Duolingo user to focus on a particular language. Depending upon the language you are learning you can choose to take part in different Duolingo events. At these events, you can practice your communication skills and also have different games and experiences. They are a great help in addition to learning the units (which are part of the tree ) and also can help to increase the streak score. You can always use the streak freeze for freezing the streak score and may receive the Duolingo chests.

How to start Duolingo classes?

To start with the Duolingo classes, you will need to go on the Duolingo classes website. But before that, you must remember that it is different from Duolingo classrooms. Once you are at the Duolingo classes website, you will have to log in to your Duolingo account. When you will be logged in to the account, you will see a lot of the Duolingo classes that will be currently going on. As there are a lot of classes you can easily filter according to your needs. You can look for the language you want to learn, the level you want to practice at.

Further, you can also choose at which time you want to take the class and the type of class you want. As they are paid classes, you can not filter the price of the classes. When you will find the right class, you will need to click on it and get more information about it. Now you will have to sign up for the class which you need to take up. If you want to attend the class you will need to book the class for you. Further are the steps to attend the Duolingo class-

  • All you will have to do is to click on the attend option. 
  • Now you will need to enter the credit card details for signing up for the class. You will also be able to see what proportion of the amount will be given to the teachers and what will be given to Duolingo. 

Once done you will be able to see the class you have taken and start studying in it.

How to attend the Duolingo classroom?

  • You will need to see the email that the Duolingo class sent to you. On the email, you will see the option  “See details” for the event. 
  • Click on it and you will be directed towards the page where you signed up for the event. Now tap on the “Join Now” option to start the event. 
  • When you will click on the option, you will see a new option of “launch now”. Again you will need to tap on it. 
  • Make sure that you have Zoom downloaded on yourZoomice. As it will direct you towards the Zoom app
  • You will see all the details of meetings and you will be asked to join along with voice and audio. Now you will need to allow both options and join the classroom.

Are Duolingo classes free or paid?

As discussed above these classes are paid just like Super Duolingo. However, when they were Duolingo events, they were free and you do not need to pay the host or Duolingo. At that time the host usually adds their Paypal or Venmo information so that the other participants in the Duolingo events can donate them if they want to. Further, if you are unable to be in the class you will not be getting back your money. But if you cancel the class before 24 hours, then there may be a possibility of getting your money back.

However, you will rarely be getting back your money when cancelled before 24 hours. As Duolingo is working on updates like a new learning path, you must keep on checking the refund policies. If you are thinking of paying money for these events, you must try to use some of the alternatives for Duolingo.

How much XP you will be getting with Duolingo classes?

Everything on Duolingo will earn you some amount of XP. Earlier, Duolingo events were the best way of earning a lot of XP in a short time. You were able to earn 250XP when you attend the Duolingo events. It was important to attend the full event to earn the points. However, currently with Duolingo classes, you are unable to earn Duolingo XP points and will also not benefit you in unlocking a new unit.

How can you cancel the Duolingo class?

Earlier when it was Duolingo Events, you do not need to cancel it. However, as they are paid now you will need to cancel it as you do not want to lose the money that you have paid. If you really want a full refund, you will need to cancel it within 48 hours of starting the event. According to the official website, you will not be getting any refund if you cancel the class in less than 48 hours. Thus it is important to cancel the class and following are the steps that you need to do to cancel the classes-

  • Once you sign up for the class you will see the option of “attending” underneath the event that you have chosen. 
  • Tap on the option and you will see another option that is No longer attending.
  • You will see Duolingo owl which will be sad will pop on the screen which will confirm your cancellation. 

What is the cancellation policy for Duolingo classes?

As the seats are limited for each of the Duolingo classes it is important to cancel the Duolingo class so that another person can attend it. Following are the points that you need to remember when you are cancelling the Duolingo class-

  • If you have bought the tickets for the Duolingo class, you need to cancel it before 48 hours if you do not want to attend it.
  • If you cancel it after 48 hours you will not be getting any refund.
  • The tickets of a certain class can not be used in future or can not be clubbed for other classes.
  • If the host cancels the class or does not show up at the event, you will still be getting the whole money back. You will have to report to Duolingo about it and must give proper details like date, time, language, etc. 
  • Duolingo also provide a refund to you if you were not happy with how the course went. You will need to submit feedback about what was wrong according you to get eligible for the refund for it. They also provide a special service known as a “class quality guarantee” to check if the problem you faced is eligible for getting a refund or not. 

What are the tips to get the most out of Duolingo classes?

Following are the tips which will help you to get the most out of Duolingo classes-

  • Make sure to sit at a quiet place as it will help you and the other users to hear you properly. Also, you will need good quality headphones and a high internet speed so that there is no problem while you are in the class.
  • As you are in a phase where you are still learning a new language you must try to keep Google translators open. It is because many times there will be some words used by the host which you are unaware about. It can also help you if you want to say a word but are unable to find the right translation for it.
  • If you are shy about what others think, always remember that these people are just for some time. There is no hope that you are meeting them again. Thus you must speak and communicate with them as much as you can. Even if you are making mistakes, you must remember that you are still learning and are not perfect in that language.
  • Make sure that you are not using a single word in your native language. It is because it will help you to grow faster and progress faster. Further, it will also help you to boost your confidence in your learning language.
  • As you will be communicating with other learners, you must keep a notepad with you. It is because there will be times when you will learn new words or phrases. Having a notepad will help you to note those words and phrases and will help you to remember them. Further, you can revise them in your free time which will help you to learn new phrases. 

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Conclusion

Duolingo classes are special video conferencing classes where a host takes an online class on Zoom. There you can practise your communication skills or take part in different games or quizzes. To start with these classes you will need to go on the Duolingo classes website and then log in with your Duolingo account. Once you log in with your account you will see a lot of different classes in which you can take part.

Filter the class you want to take select it and pay the cost for it. Once done you are ready to take up the class. Further, you must remember that the money is non-refundable and thus you must try to cancel the class at least 48 hours before it.

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