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 4.5.8
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Best language app!
For anyone who is trying to learn a new language, this is the app for you! There are speaking, listening, spelling, and all sorts of lessons. They are constantly updating and adding new languages (some new ones include Norwegian, Russian, and Ukrainian). The exercises are always fun, and you can set goals for yourself in terms of how much you are going to do. You earn XP as you progress, and there are levels and you can compete with friends (should you wish to...). You can also earn "lingots", which are these gems that can be redeemed for different things, such as new outfits for "Duo" (the owl, who will be your mentor) or new lessons outside of the levels provided (for example, there is a lesson in flirting). The only thing I don't like about the app is that they - as of so far - do not have certain things the the mobile version has. On the mobile version, they give you a lingot for every time you pass a lesson without loosing any hearts/lives. Also, you can have timed sessions and earn lingots that way. The lingots also can be exchanged for extra lives or time on the mobile version. Sorry for the long rant, but I really, truly love this app. Get it - you won't regret it!
I love this app!
I first discovered duolingo during my sophomore year of college; my classmates in German class recommended it, and it was really helpful! I like that I was able to build off the exact same vocabulary and skills from my class inside this app.. It just shows how well and effectively it was made, as it literally mirrors my college-level class.
Now, a year and a half later, I just redownloaded the app to pick up some Norwegian, as my boyfriend and I are looking to visit Norway sometime in the future. I came back to Duolingo because they incorporate spelling, listening, speaking, matching, and more. I have never been able to find a place that actually teaches Norwegian, so it is nice to have the speaking/listening on the app, for pronunciation purposes.
I would recommend this app to anyone, no matter how much or how little you know of a foreign language. What rocks about Duolingo is that if you already have a foreign language in your background, like I do with German and French as well, it allows you to "Test Out" of various lessons, so you don't waste time on practicing what you already know. Download this app! It's the best!!!
It's All Greek to Me!
I love this app! I am a teacher and a fluent English & Spanish speaker, so I have used the app for the past two years not only learn new languages and brush up on my Spanish for myself, but also as a resource for my classroom. Two things:
1. Being ethnically Greek, I have always wanted to learn modern Greek. Because of this, I look for updates for this app frequently, (im)patiently waiting for the app developers to finally say that "Greek for English speakers is now available!" Alas, I'm still waiting.
2. The class/teacher portion of this app and as part of the website is not user friendly, and is difficult to use for students who are trying to learn English from the app while the teacher does not use the student's same primary language. For example, I have native Russian speakers in my classroom who want to learn English. In order for me to assign these students practice on the app or online version, I must also convert my classroom to Russian. Since I do not speak Russian in the slightest, I have given up until further updates will make this portion easier to use for teachers.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jan 29, 2016
- Version: 4.5.8
- Size: 24.4 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
- Seller: Duolingo, Inc
- © 2015 Duolingo, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.