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The suprising – and likely short lived? – success of the Duolingo English Test

While most of us involved in English language instruction have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, language learning apps have seen a boom. Duolingo saw its sales increase 67% in 2020. It then launched its English Test, which is aimed at the US university market. Cheaper and faster than the TOEFL (and capitalizing on the fact that many US institutions became test optional or test blind recently to help attract students), it has quickly made inroads.

But a number of factors make one wonder if this is a flash in the pan…

Read more in the EL Gazette.