The service now offers a course that teaches Arabic to English speakers — specifically, a conversational version of the relatively universal Modern Standard Arabic.
Whether or not you need to know Arabic, this marks an important milestone for Duolingo — it now teaches the five most commonly spoken languages on the planet.
Duolingo’s expanding language repertoire might just help you with a trip to the Middle East.
The program gradually introduces the alphabet, grammar differences and phonetics of the language to ensure that you’re comfortable with the relatively difficult-to-learn linguistic structure.
The service still isn’t as flexible for non-English speakers (Arabic speakers can only learn a handful of languages).