Easy and enjoyable to use. Hearing and speaking are reinforced by visuals/reading lessons and by reviewing where I made mistakes. The game aspects and forming a private group with my family/friends make it fun without getting in the way. There is appropriate level of messages encouraging one to keep going. It sometimes cannot "get" what I speak into my phone; I don't know why, but that is a minor issue. I really like this app.
The lessons are great, I really love Duolingo and use it everyday. This mobile version needs solid improvements, though. This app doesn't give you the theory like the web version does; I miss it a lot when learning German and French that are so full of details on plurals and genders. Other mobile apps are getting better (and more effective) than Duolingo, we are not seeing significant improvements in ages! Languages that do not use the base language default alphabet, like Russian for English speakers, should also have a handwriting lessons.
It's really fun. It turns language learning into a game and explains grammar nuances that Rosetta Stone doesn't cover nearly as well. I have stuck with this longer and learned more than any other language program I've tried. It just keeps getting better!
It's a good app and I'm learning a lot, but I find every other time I complete a lesson, I lose a percentage of fluency! It's quite discouraging as I have been stuck at 17-18% for almost 2 weeks now, despite having completed several lessons :/ it makes me feel like im not making progress and I should give up. If you fix this bug, the app will be worth 5 stars!
Super convenient. I love that it has the audio and voice detection (which you can turn on and off) to make sure you learn how to pronounce thing correctly. I've been using it for a couple of months and I've not had any issues. You get a couple of ads here and there, but they're not intrusive, especially considering how complete the app is and it's completely free.
Have been using the Android version, which contains a variety of mutually-reinforcing exercises and is very useful. By contrast, the Windows 10 app seems to consist largely of written translations from the target language to English, and is far less satisfying. Stick with the Android version.
- Show streak in home
- Show fluency score in home
- Challenge correct streak animation and bonus XP
- We're hiring an Android developer: duolingo.com/jobs