Great app for language learning, also MOST IMPORTANTLY its encouraging. This is what I feel makes it so successful, because even when you make small spelling or accent errors it encourages you to try again, and thats what learning is all about! It also allows you to test your knowledge of the language frequently, AND the lingots you earn help you learn new phrases. The app challenges you with wagers to up your lingots and shows you your progress by restructuring your sentences. Its a great feeling when you start to understand it, no matter how its worded. C'est Incroyable!
If you are looking to learn a language and are willing to put in the time this is a great place to start. On the go all the time? No big deal Duolingo will help keep you on track to achieve your goal. The only downside I have seen so far with the app is that it is a little easier then the website but if you are willing to dedicate 10-15 minutes a day you will be fluent in no time. Just because you finish the skill tree doesn't mean you are down learning a language is a lifetime journey. Little work everyday and you'll never lose it keep up the good work
Update 8/13/17 App syncs with website properly again! Still cant provide feedback from the app. 7/10/17 I actually really do like the app. However there are some issues with it. My app has stopped syncing with the website. So I have a few skills that say they need work but i could spend an hour on that one skill and it wont budge an inch. I look online and the skill is gold. I did email them about this with no response. This was a while ago and we have had several updates since. Another issue I emailed about at the same time was that I can't send feedback from the app. I have to go to the website on my computer to do so. again no response and still an issue.
An effective way to revise or even learn a language. Not quite as good as the full online version for me because I am learning French and need a way to enter accents. My phone's keyboard doesn't let me so that easily. Editing this to remove one star. The free version of the app does not have free exercises available every day. For anyone who likes to maintain a streak the only way is to pay. Luckily I never fell for the streak idea. But the lack of daily exercises means I am starting to fall out of the habit of using this app.
Love the app! I've been using it to brush off my Japanese. However, I think one of the most important things in Japanese is learning how to write the characters. So maybe for the future, add lessons where you have to draw the character with the correct stroke orders? I'd give it 5 stars for that! On a side note, I would absolutely love to support duolingo and purchase to go ad-free, but unfortunately the monthly fee is out of my budget... Maybe add another, less expensive way so we can support you?
Not sure if I'm missing something, but this app doesn't teach you the general rules. It goes through countless examples but it never gives a clear rule you can follow. So you need to deduce that yourself and sometimes it's not obvious.. at all!! In my case, I had to search on the Internet to fully understand some concepts. It would be really nice if each ''lesson" had some sort of conclusion for example. In my opinion the app is very good to learn vocabularies but not grammar.
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