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Duolingo Stories put the fun into learning a new language

Duolingo on iPhone
Duolingo on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Duolingo Stories come to iOS for the first time.
  • They're designed to make learning a new language more interactive.
  • A limited number of languages are available.

Duolingo is already one of the go-to apps for learning a new language and now the iOS app has been updated with Duolingo Stories. The feature is designed to make learning a new language more entertaining and fun.

There are currently more than 100 interactive stories for learners to work through, presumably with more coming soon.

Duolingo Stories is a feature that has been available via the web for some time, but this is the first time it has come to iOS. Or indeed any mobile platform with an Android version coming "soon."

Once upon a time, the Duolingo team was toiling away on a new learning feature called Duolingo Stories — short, interactive, and sometimes surprising tales designed to help with reading and listening comprehension. Then one day, Stories finally came to iOS, and the learners all rejoiced!Duolingo Stories feature 100+ interactive, bite-sized stories designed to help learners with reading and listening comprehension. As learners complete Stories, they earn XP points on Duolingo. This feature is available as its own tab in the Duolingo app and website.The Stories are carefully crafted to complement Duolingo's courses and are brought to life with full audio voiceover and interactive moments that test for comprehension. Check them out today, in a brand-new tab marked by the book icon!

Unfortunately Duolingo Stories isn't available for all languages at preset, although some of the most popular ones are covered already.

Duolingo Stories are available for English speakers learning ​Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese, as well as Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese speakers who are learning English.

You can download Duolingo from the App Store (opens in new tab) for free with an in-app purchase model available.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.