Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free
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Duolingo is Apple's iPhone App of the Year!
Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and English. Totally fun. Totally free.
"Far and away the best language-learning app." —The Wall Street Journal
"Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education."—TIME Magazine
PC Magazine Editors' Choice for Language Learning: "Among iPhone apps for learning or practicing a language, you can't beat Duolingo."
"The most productive means of procrastination I’ve ever discovered. The short lesson blocks are painless and peppy, and reaching the next level (and then the level after that) becomes addictive." —Slate
Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages.
With Duolingo, you learn a language completely for free. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends.
Yeah, it's pretty sweet.
What's New in Version 4.6.5
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
A useful language app
I've been learning Spanish using this for over a week now and while I think it is well made the only problem I have is that it makes huge assumptions about your initial knowledge, it starts throwing in words that you haven't even covered yet or have no knowledge of! If you are just starting out learning a new language this makes it quite hard at times, so you end up having to take an educated guess, which really feels a bit counter productive at times and can slow your progress down and causes those "I don't know that!", frustrating moments. I am currently 2% fluent in Spanish after a week of around 10-20 minutes a day, so still have a long way to go but it is definitely sticking slowly but surely.
Has you speaking straight away
After spending years slogging away at more traditional methods of language learning, this app was a breath of fresh air. The main benefit is constantly hearing and repeating, right from the start, in various voices. This has definitely helped with my pronunciation and confidence speaking.
I gave 4 stars not 5, because I have found it necessary to supplement the app with verb tables and flash cards, so I can run through verbs for each pronoun etc all in one go. I personally find this the best combination.
I had been wanting to try Spanish for a long time, but with my current schedule, it seemed impossible to fit in. With this app I've been able to make great progress with just a few minutes, a few times a week. Brilliant!
The last app you'll ever need
I literally could not learn another language without this app. I lose interest very quickly when it comes to languages. This is the only app I've found which makes learning actually fun, competitive and genuinely addictive.
Would like to see: A voice-only lesson mode as I don't think I've learned hardly any spoken language even though I'm very good at reading now. The odd voice questions isn't enough on its own in my opinion. Looking forward to more updates!
- Category: Education
- Updated: 06 June 2016
- Version: 4.6.5
- Size: 24.1 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Developer: Duolingo, Inc
- © 2015 Duolingo, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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