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 4.3.0
• Smart progress bar: Our lessons used to be three strikes and you're out. Now the progress bar goes up and down until you've mastered the content.
• Learn more, type less: New exercises help you learn more effectively, while avoiding the inconvenience of typing.
• We've added English courses for Ukrainian and Czech speakers and a French course for Portuguese speakers!
Great but not Good
This is by far the best language app that I have used, and is better than some actual teachers -- best of all it is free. It truly is immersion and keeps on building on itself.
There are inevitably problems though, First being that the reviews are too frequent. I am trying to learn two languages at once, but I cannot ever proceed because I try and keep my skills mastered, but without fail I always have skills to remaster an that eats up my time I can actually use the app. For that reason it stars to stop learning indecently. Another issue is that the sentences are not unique. There just aren't enough sentences to practice on, they repeat and I find myself memorizing sentences rather than the words and meanings. Another issue I have is that sneak peeks on answers are infinite, again I find myself without fail sneak peeking rather than actually using the word because it is so convenient and gets you through quicker. I would like to see a limit added. Another, is the shop. I do not understand its use when it isn't even useful. You can buy the character two outfits thats it. I think expand it or get rid off it. Lastly, PLEASE bring grades back even just as an option. It is so much more useful to work for a target than just fill out sentences. I think that it would really help me (and others) learn more quickly and efficiently.
Maybe the best app ever!
Duolingo is changing the way we all learn a foreign language(s). I've never really understood how people can learn to speak a foreign language. Whenever I would try, I would feel frustrated and angry when I would be corrected by a peer or my spouse. I know they have good intentions, but it always seemed a bit judgmental. Maybe it's just me. Anyway, I just thought, "I'll never get it."
After two weeks of daily training, in French, I'm feeling more confident in my pronunciation and the great thing about Duolingo is it's non judgmental. If I mispronounce something or get it wrong, I just blow it off and move on to the next one. Also, since there are no grades, there's no pressure. Learning French is now fun!
I'm also only listening to French music and adding more French films and shows (with and without subtitles) to my nightly viewing. By the time September comes I hope to have enough language skills to get through two weeks in Paris and Champagne with very little English spoken.
Pretty much awesome
Like the title says this app is pretty much awesome. Sure it's not Rosetta Stone, but for a free app it basically rocks. It gives users step-by-step, repetitive, easy-to-handle lessons that eventually reach beyond the basics to items like past tense verbs, and I believe future tense verbs, and even conditional tense verbs. I'm really amazed that the makers of the app offered so much great content for free. I think it's absolutely wonderful. Because of this app, busy people like me can actually feel like another language is within their realistic grasp. It's a great way to get introduced to a language so that a language learner can open the door to real immersion in the future and provides the necessary bit of confidence and base knowledge to do so. Plus it's a great way to expose the casual learner to another language in a manageable, understandable, non-threatening way. I'm impressed by the language offerings already available, and I'm excited for the languages coming in future months. Great job.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Mar 25, 2015
- Version: 4.3.0
- Size: 20.3 MB
- Languages: English, 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. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.