If you ever wanted to learn Klingon, today is a good day to try. Duolingo has launched their own Klingon language course. There has been a lot of anticipation for this new course for the popular language learning platform since they first announced they were working on it 3 years ago.
Like all of Duolingo’s courses, The Klingon course was created by a small team of volunteers using their incubator platform. In a statement, Klingon course leader Felix Malmenbeck said:
“Many Star Trek fans become curious about the Klingon language at some point, but learning a language takes time, energy and regular practice, especially when you’re just starting out. Therefore, if the language isn’t one of your primary interests, chances are you’ll end up investing that energy elsewhere, whether it’s cosplay, fan fiction, reading novels or any of the multitude of forms that fandom can take.
The Duolingo course should help lower that barrier to entry by giving people a simple way to get regular exercise with the language. I suspect that this will lead to an increased number of Star Trek fans continuing their studies of Klingon. It also helps that Star Trek: Discovery has taken the language very seriously, meaning that there is now a stronger connection between the show and the language.”
The free course allows you to learn at your own pace, starting at lessons as short as 5 minutes a day.
Duolingo offers 30 language courses to over 200 million users globally. Klingon joins High Valyrian (from Game of Thrones) as the second “conlang” offered by Duolingo.
Currently Duoligno’s Klingon language course is available on their website. It will be launched on the Duolingo Android and iOS apps at a later date. They are also holding their first Klingon meetup in Chicago on March 22.