Duolingo - Learn Spanish, French and more
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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 5.0.14
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Language learning done right
This app is incredible especially being free. I've started Spanish lessons and have progressed quickly and have had the language actually stick. To me, it's much more effective than expensive language learning software. The app is well developed, has great user experience design and a wide array of useful features. The conversation bots are one of it's greatest features as it gives users the opportunity to actually engage conversations. This is a winner if you're looking to learn a new language.
There are a ton of languages to choose from which sets it apart from most learning systems. I, personally, haven't run into any bugs or errors in the app. I have noticed that they have set up a very user friendly reporting system if such a case were to occur. You can't go wrong with Duolingo as it's free, well developed, well maintained and the instruction is top notch. They do operate from donations but don't beg for them. If you miss a use streak, the app keeps track of your consecutive use, then it will send an occasional alert asking to donate to restore the streak. Which I don't find annoying because they're offering a fine app for free. The work they have done on this is exceptional and is worth paying for.
Latest Hebrew Version (Still) Not Fully Functional
The latest version (March 13) still has not fixed the problem of improperly justifying English translation boxes. When one composes one's own translation from Hebrew to English, the English justifies to the right, rather than to the left, which makes it impossible to know when one has typed a space (intentionally or accidentally), creating all sorts of mistaken auto-correct problems if one is not extremely attentive.
I gave this app five stars when I first started using it, and then four stars when the Hebrew broke, and now I'm down to three stars because this problem with the English composition boxes has been going on for over a week (and two updates). I wouldn't be so irritated if the app didn't keep requesting reviews for an already buggy beta version of the app (there have been several mistaken answers in various units). And it also is sad to see that several of the functions of the app available in Spanish or other languages (conversation, for instance) are not available in the Hebrew. I fear that the Hebrew version is languishing now and might not ever get out of beta.
I love this app and use it often, but...
I love this app and use it often, but there's one option I wish it had. You see, it has the "I can't speak now" option, for when it asks you to repeat what the speaker says, but you can't talk at the moment; but, it doesn't have an "I can't listen now" option, for when you have to listen to what the speaker says and then type it in the line below. What if your phone needs to be silenced (for whatever reason)? My reason for needing that kind of option is because the most free time I get for using this app is when I'm in bed at night with my husband. He needs to get to sleep earlier than I do, so I need to have my phone on mute. I know that using the other teaching methods isn't as good as listening to what the speaker says and typing it, but it's better than nothing, right? I'd use this app a WHOOOOOLE LOT more, if it was an option. Please consider adding it to your next update. Thank you so much for creating such a valuable and educational app and I look forward to seeing more of what this app can do! 😊💕
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Mar 13, 2017
- Version: 5.0.14
- Size: 82.7 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 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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