Description

Join over 200 million learners on Duolingo, the most popular way to learn languages! It’s free, fun and effective. The secret? Duolingo feels like a game and makes sure you stay motivated.

Over 30 languages to choose from - all completely free!

• "Far and away the best language-learning app." — The Wall Street Journal

• "A single app for language skills, self-improvement and digital escape." - The New York Times

• "Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education." — TIME Magazine

• "...Duolingo is cheerful, lighthearted and fun..." - Forbes

Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages using advanced technology to personalize every lesson for you. Practice reading, writing, speaking, listening and conversation with intelligent Chatbots. Track your progress, earn rewards, and join the world’s largest community of language learners.

We offer: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Turkish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Swahili. Oh, and English too.

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While all learning content in Duolingo is free, we do offer Duolingo Plus which removes ads and provides other helpful features. If you choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase.

If you don’t choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, you can simply continue using Duolingo for free. Current Duolingo Plus subscription price starts at $9.99 USD/month. Prices are in U.S. dollars, may vary in countries other than the U.S. and are subject to change without notice.

What's New

Version 5.2.30

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

14.6K Ratings

14.6K Ratings

Editors' Notes

With its friendly approach and awesome updates, Duolingo’s long been one of our favourite apps for learning another language. Its secret: making the process genuinely fun. Engaging mini-games test your reading, writing and speaking skills, and joining a club (where you can encourage and compete with others) adds a great social element. Bonus: all those languages and games are available for free!

A couple of bugs but pretty decent

poshlil

All in all a great app, and much better than others I've used. My only complaint is the very pushy option to buy if I miss a day - if I say I don't want to repair my streak once, I mean it. I will also occasionally lose health by being asked a word the app hasn't taught me, which I think is a little unfair; you may wish to address that glitch too. Finally, an option to turn off the new (and puerile) owl popping up to cheer me on when I've answered five or ten things correctly would be great. I'm sure some people love this encouragement; I'm using this to review languages I already speak with a degree of fluency and find it really patronising and tiresome. An opt out would allow those of us who like it to keep it, and free the rest of us from its distraction.

Those aside, a solid accompanying tool to anyone wishing to learn (or relearn) a language - though of course accuracy depends heavily on the group administering your particular course. Thankfully mine are pretty spot on in terms of grammar and speech patterning.

The bare essentials with a few mistakes

Rachmaninoff28

This is a great app for learning the barest essentials imaginable of a language (and for brushing up languages you already know), but that's it. It's not a complete or well-rounded language course in any sense because it offers no cultural component whatsoever. In fact, it's completely acultural. But it also doesn't claim to be anything different. Unlike most language courses, therefore, it's entirely up to you to take what you learn here and give it some "context" and "sense" by learning about the levels of formality, etiquette, and customs of the country where the language is spoken. One aspect of the teaching method that I think is extremely flawed is that conjugated verbs are often taught without their pronoun and no mention of tense or mood. A pairing exercise in the Spanish, for example, asks you to pair “estarían” (they would be) with “be”. Not only is “be” not a translation of “estarían”, this approach doesn’t give the student any information on how or why new words are used and does nothing to reinforce words already learned.

Information

Seller
Duolingo, Inc
Size
104.8 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2018 Duolingo, Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Duolingo Plus $14.49
  2. Pile of 40 Gems $2.99
  3. Streak Repair $4.49

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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