Two notoriously aggressive bird mascots team up to teach language learners, and green piggies, a lesson.

Article Brand Partnerships default 18.02.2020

Duolingo’s mascot, Duo, has a reputation for getting a bit persistent to encourage Duolingo users to keep up with their lessons. Nothing gets Duo’s blood boiling like people letting their language studies slip. But when Duo gets really fed up, it’s time to bring in some backup. Today, the angriest Angry Bird of them all joins forces with Duo to give Duolingo iOS users just the kind of encouragement they need to succeed in their language learning endeavors.

Not satisfied with merely sending notifications, Duo and Red are adopting a more direct method. After all, Red is a bird that takes problems head-on, literally. For a limited time, the two will be working side by side in Duolingo lessons on iOS, offering extra inspiration when language learners are on a roll, or dishing out some encouragement if they start to slip. Just watch out, you won’t want to make Duo or Red angry.

As the second half of the Angry Birds 2 x Duolingo crossover, Duo will be coming to Angry Birds 2 in the form of a custom spell. Angry Birds 2 players will be able to use the Duo spell in the month-long event to rain destruction down from the sky. Consider this the concentrated power of all those notifications from Duo – now weaponized for use against the Angry Birds’ piggy enemies. That’ll teach them!

As a company of game lovers from over 47 nationalities, we’re excited for Red to be able to help people in the world’s most popular language learning platform. Just don’t be discouraged by Red’s unique brand of support! Behind every snarky comment is a desire to get the best out of everyone. He means well.

Download Angry Birds 2 here and use Duo’s spell for a limited time.

Download Duolingo for iOS here and get some extra mid-lesson motivation from Red in your language studies.