LISTEN: Is Learning a Language Possible on the Duolingo App?

Host Gabriel Granillo and editor in chief Marty Patail discuss the popular language learning app—and whether it's possible to harness tech to connect with their heritage.

By Gabriel Granillo December 25, 2020

In the beginning weeks of lockdown, digital editor Gabriel Granillo and editor in chief Marty Patail connected on Duolingo, a language-learning app with millions of active users worldwide and notoriously naggy reminder notifications. Now they sit down to discuss their progress. Is the app truly useful? Is it possible to learn a language for 10 minutes a day without talking to anyone else? And, most crucially, can you connect with your own heritage through an app?


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Every Friday we break down our most important stories with the writers, contributors, and editors who crafted them. Hosted by Portland Monthly digital editor Gabriel Granillo, Footnotes provides clarity on complex stories with intimate and informative interviews.

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