Are you considering upgrading your Duolingo account and wondering if the Duolingo Family Plan is worth it? Here’s everything you need to know to decide whether you should get the Family Plan, a regular Super Duolingo subscription, or maybe not upgrade at all!
What is the Duolingo Family Plan?
The Duolingo Family Plan is a version of the Super Duolingo subscription that allows 2-6 members to benefit from the same subscription.
How Does the Duolingo Family Plan Work?
With the Duolingo Family Plan, you can pay $3 more per month to share your Super Duolingo subscription with 6 people including yourself. The person who pays for the Family Plan becomes the plan manager and has the ability to add or delete members from their account.
To add members to your Family Plan, Duolingo gives you an invitation code to send through text or email so that that person can accept to be a part of your plan. They need to have Duolingo downloaded on their phone, have a Duolingo account, and not already be subscribed to Super Duolingo.
How Much is the Duolingo Family Plan?
The Family Plan costs $9.99 USD per month, however, there is no monthly plan at the moment, instead, you need to pay a year upfront which would be $119.99 per year. So your card will not be charged monthly, instead, you will be charged an annual fee of $119.99.
How Much Does the Duolingo Family Plan Cost in the UK?
The Duolingo Family Plan costs £7.49 per month billed annually at £89.88 per year. This means that you are only charged once per year and that will be £89.88.
Duolingo Family Plan Cost in Australia
The cost of the Duolingo Family Plan in Australia is $14.58 AUD per month billed annually at $174.99 AUD. Therefore, your card will only be charged once for the $174.99 AUD and not monthly.
Duolingo Family Plan Subscription Cost in Canada
In Canada, the price of the Duolingo Family Plan is $12.49 CAD per month billed annually at $106.99 CAD.
How Much is the Family Plan in Euros?
The Duolingo Family Plan costs €10.24 per month, but you are billed annually, so it actually costs €122.99 per year.
How to Sign Up for the Family Plan
The reason it’s taken me so long to write this post is that I could not for the life of me figure out how to sign up for Super Duolingo, let alone the Family Plan. For some reason, there is no option to upgrade to Super Duolingo in my Duolingo app.
If that is the case for you as well, head to the desktop version of Duolingo (duolingo.com) and log in using the same username and password as the app. You should see a Super Duolingo icon on your main page and once you click on that it will give you the option to sign up.
Make sure to click “View all plans” if you don’t see the Family Plan showing up right away.
Can You Share Your Family Plan with Friends?
Yes, you can share your Family Plan with family or friends. Once you’ve joined Super Duolingo, you can start adding friends or family to your plan right away in “Super Settings.”
How to Invite Friends and Family to Your Duolingo Family Plan
To get to the Super Settings in Desktop, just click on the Super Duolingo Owl and it should bring you to the settings area where you can manage your Family Plan.
With my account, I can only change my Super Duolingo settings on the Desktop version of Duolingo and not on the app itself. If this isn’t the case for you, let me know in the comments.
Just click “add member” and it will give you an invitation link that you copy and send to up to 5 friends or family members. You can send the code through text or email. The person you send the link to needs to have Duolingo downloaded on their phone and not be already subscribed to Super Duolingo.
Once they click on the link, the Duolingo app will open and give them the opportunity to accept the invite.
Free Trial of the Family Plan
Sometimes Duolingo runs free trials of their plans, varying from 7 days to 2 weeks. If that is the case, you need to make sure to cancel 24 hours before your free trial ends to make sure you don’t get charged.
Is the Duolingo Family Plan Worth the Price?
No, I don’t think the Duolingo Family Plan is worth the subscription price. Personally, I don’t think that Super Duolingo is worth the money at all, so there’s no need to get a subscription for the whole family.
All of the features on Duolingo that are worth using are already free. So far, Duolingo has not added enough features to their upgraded subscription for it to be worth the price.
The Family Plan benefits are the same as Duolingo, with unlimited access to Legendary Levels without needing to pay gems, you get one monthly streak repair, no ads, and you can review your mistakes. All of this does not seem worth the price to me.
The only thing that seemed enticing was that since they took away Duolingo Stories from its own tab and put them into the path, I would like a way to get that tab back so I could study Stories on their own.
In Super Duolingo, they have added (for now) Stories into their Strength tab that is exclusive to Super Duolingo subscribers.
It looks a bit different than the old Stories tab, but that might change since it’s still a very new addition.
Until they add more features to the subscription, I still don’t think that it’s worth it. If you’re looking for a few subscriptions that would be worth your money instead, try Lingq or Kwiziq (French and Spanish only for Kwiziq).
Lingq has basically replaced most of the time I used to spend on Duolingo. If you love reading, watching Youtube videos and Netflix, but need a way to measure what words you’re learning, Lingq is perfect.
If you’re looking to learn grammar super well and in a fun quiz format, try Kwiziq for French or for Spanish. Honestly, it’s the first time I actually am starting to remember grammar rules.
Outside of subscriptions, the best way that you can spend your money to learn a language is by getting yourself to speak with a native speaker, and there is literally NO other platform that does this better and cheaper than italki.
So overall, I think Duolingo is worth using for free, but there are a lot of better apps out there if you feel like you are ready to start paying to learn a language.