Latin Students Help in Development of Duolingo Latin Course

WT’s Upper School Latin students and teacher Dr. David Seward contributed more than 3,000 sentences to Duolingo’s newly launched Latin course.

The August 28, 2019 edition of TribLive reported the following:

Latin may be a dead language, but it is very much alive on Duolingo. The Pittsburgh-based language learning company recently debuted it first Latin course for English speakers. Nearly 24,000 people had signed up for notifications about the course before it even launched, according to Duolingo. “The idea now is to get as many people to take the course to find ways to improve it,” Seward said. “They’re going to be able to improve the course by offering alternative translations. My students are aces at finding ways to translate in ways I wouldn’t have thought of. The course just gets better and better.”