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English is a West Germanic language[1] with over 500 million speakers [2]. As of 12 January 2018 it is the language with the most courses teaching it on Duolingo.[3]

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Content in EnglishEdit

FAQEdit

Why is English represented on Duolingo using the flag of the United States rather than the flag of England or of the United Kingdom?Edit

According to Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn:[4]

We chose the US and Brazilian flags because we teach those variants of the languages, because they have the overwhelming majority of the speakers, and because they are the variants that most people want to learn (sorry chaps!).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20160206122242/https://www.ethnologue.com/language/eng
  3. https://incubator.duolingo.com/
  4. AMA