Learning Made Fun My 8 year old son and I have been using your app and have had so much fun learning new languages. We started just knowing English. Now I can proudly say that we know German, Spanish, and are working on Portuguese. It's so important that people can speak multiple languages so that we can communicate with people from all over the globe. Thank you for this free, alternative to the overly expensive Rosetta Stone.
Easiest way to learn a language It's easy and fun learning a language with Duolingo. I love the varied ways they use to help you learn vocabulary and grammar without a lot of explanation. Bots are a fun, new addition to the app, I just wish they'd allow you to use whatever words you want. I also wish they didn't capitalize the beginning word of each sentence because it makes it too easy.
so easy but voices fail sometimes such a great language learning app it doesn't feel like work! I'm learning German through it right now and I love how the vocab builds but they continually bring words from previous lessons so you don't forget those too! the only downside is that sometimes the voices fail which is really important to me as I really want to make sure I get the pronunciation right! i really really hope they come out with Mandarin and Cantonese in the near future as those are the languages I really need help in!
Good but could improve There is not enough emphasis on constructing the target language from scratch. You end up having a vast recognition memory but little else. You need to be able to formulate the words without help. There needs to more focus on speaking. This worked well on the iphone but on the android version you could literally grunt and it accepts it!!! Also what happened to Greek for English learners as was available on the iphone in beta mode but not on android. It is definitely less intutive to use.
More info please OK, I love this app. Starting here so you don't think I'm picking on you, only making requests. Could you *please* put links from the app to the same course on the website. I understand that there are more details about grammar etc there. Unfortunately I've forgotten which email and password I've used for the app so I can't sign in online. A direct link (carrying over the login details) would be v helpful! Also could you add voice lessons to the other languages, like you have in the French one. Thanks!
Quick learning success It just lacks detailed grammar theory. Grammar is always useful, even if you're only aiming for conversational level. Also, the speech output (synhetic?) simply mispronounces some words, make sure to double check so you don't embarass yourself.
- New colored monument images for switching courses
- Image placeholders
- Support for links to open the Duolingo App directly
- We're hiring an Android developer: duolingo.com/jobs