This app makes learning a new language fun. I'm really enjoying learning Spanish. If you don't understand something, you can click on messages from other users which helps to explain. I struggle with verbs and this feature gives me the answers I need. I'm getting some books and cd's to get more practice and to supplement the app. I love that you can earn jewels to open up other content. All in all a great way to get started.
Very engaging, and definitely addictive. I like the actual speaking and listening practice, I haven't seen that before. I just wish there were more languages! I really think Mandarin should be added next since it's one of the most spoken languages in the world. I'd love to see Japanese too. But overall great app. Update: 4 months using it 15 min every day, my Spanish has definitely improved. Tried a couple other apps for Japanese, and none of them are as good as DuoLingo.
A fun, visually appealing app with oral and written practice exercises. Each topic has abt 3 mini lessons and an option to skip the lessons and take the quiz to 'pass' that topic. The lessons are spiraled in that the vocabulary from one topic is repeated in others so you keep it fresh in your mind. The only problem is that it isn't available offline so you can't download lessons. You need data or WiFi to use the app and the multimedia makes it data hungry. Additionally, there are a few discrepancies with grammar. Overall, it's a great app for beginners to get a feel for the language.
In some ways, Duo may simplify the lessons too much. You have to click into discussions to learn about grammatical structures. On the other hand, this keeps it very simple to practice and keeps it accessible. I'm not sure that it will give the most professional grasp of the language, but I do think it will get you enough to get by and it's easy and fun to do. Also...free...so seriously!
This app is amazing. I really enjoy it. The web version is much better and I wish they would integrate some of the web abilities into the app. I'm studying Portuguese. What is surprising is they will not let you purchase Lingots (in game currancy, which is not really ever needed...). The app has much to improve but I highly recommend it anyways! Combined with the web version it is a powerful aide in learning a new language. What is funny is the placement test makes no sense. I had my father try it and he is from Brazil and has spoken Portuguese his whole life. He aced the test never getting a single thing wrong yet they said he was 13% fluent. ROFL!! We had a good laugh at that.
I'm enjoying learning Spanish! Duolingo is a good immersion program. I wish there were some links to grammar rules to help us learn in more detail if we want to. Sometimes I don't understand why a verb is conjugated a certain way, and I'd like more explanation.
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