Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free
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Duolingo is Apple's 2013 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 free, without ads or hidden charges. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends.
Yeah, it's pretty sweet.
What's New in Version 4.2.1
• French speakers can now learn Italian!
• We've improved how we render images to make the app size smaller.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements.
I love this app! Update is bugging me
This app has helped me learn Spanish, and I feel like I can understand a lot of it now. However, the app was recently updated, and it's become harder to use - there are two things that I don't appreciate. The first: it no longer gives a definition for a highlighted word that I've never seen before because I'm supposed to use this first time to learn it. I can't really produce a definition myself when I click on the word and it simply restates the Spanish word. And second: it used to say, "You have a spelling error," and would swap my two misplaced letters or show me where the correct accent mark (é, ó, á, etc.) was supposed to be, but it would still say I was correct because I knew which word was supposed to be used. It has too harsh of a grading system towards that now. Before it updated I was really happy with the app - and I still am for the most part - it's just those two things that need to be changed back to how they originally were.
Great app, could use just a couple tweaks
Love having this on my phone and iPad so I can keep my brain active when I'm stuck waiting somewhere. Only a couple things could be improved - much (if not all) of the Dutch is a computerized voice. This makes it difficult to know whether or not we're actually learning to speak like a native. Also, would be really helpful to have some sort of vocabulary rapid-recall testing. Sometimes you're hung up by the little things (those darn pronouns!) and some rapid-fire repetition would help cement it. Learning in full sentences is EXCELLENT (and one of the advantages to this program versus other vocab-only programs) but can become tedious when you're hung up on a couple of specific words. Otherwise, this program is fabulous. Love that you can set goals, and keep track of your overall progress in a language - including comparing to friends to keep yourself motivated! Thanks for adding Swedish, Danish, and Irish, by the way! Maybe we can go for Norwegian next?! ;)
It's not often I review an app, but this one definitely deserves every star I gave it. First off, it's free! And for a language learning program that's a big step up on the competition! And there's no ads or in app purchases! There is a kind of in-app currency but instead of being able to buy it, you need to EARN it through dedication and hard work!
Another thing is that it's very flexible. By having you make an account, you can continue where you left off on your learning journey on your computer, or other device that supports duolingo.
The app works by having you set a goal for yourself of a certain ammount of experience to earn each day. If you're super busy all the time and are just a casual learner you can put the requirement very low. But if you have a lot of time on your hands you can up the ante and even if you fulfill your xp goal there's nothing stopping you from going the extra mile.
With a wide selection of languages and a HUGE number of sections in each language (over 75 in German, split up into parts, not including the extra lessons), you can only scoff at other free language teaching apps! You probably won't become fluent in the language you choose (yes, you can choose more than one), but Duolingo takes you farther than you think it will. It makes learning languages fun and with a complete lack of a price tag you have nothing to lose!!!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Feb 09, 2015
- Version: 4.2.1
- Size: 18.6 MB
- Languages: Dutch, En, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hu, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Ko, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Duolingo, Inc
- © 2015 Duolingo, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.