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Want to brush up on your Irish? Duolingo (unofficially) launches its own course

The popular language learning app has seen more than 6,000 people sign up to its Irish course, which is currently in beta.

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MORE THAN 6,000 people have signed up to a new Irish course on Duolingo, a popular language learning course, since it was made available last night.

The course, which is currently in beta mode alongside Danish and Dutch, is only available on desktop for now, but includes the same features associated with the service.

If you’ve studied a course on Duolingo before, then you will be familiar with the format. For those who aren’t, lessons are broken up into small games, usually involving pronunciation, spelling, and matching words to pictures.

All users start out with the basics although those who have experience can take a placement test which evaluates how proficient you are with the language.

The service has more than 25 million users with the most popular language being Spanish, which has 18.6 million users signed up to it. The service originally announced it would be looking for Irish language tutors to help contribute back in March.

No date has been given for when the course will be officially launched on Duolingo’s iOS and Android apps.

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