Fantastic app I have never felt compelled enough to leave a review for an app before, but this is so good it deserves that at the very least. It's an addictive way to learn a language and has a range of exercises to get you writing, reading and speaking different languages. Can't recommend this highly enough- especially as it is free!
Great app for keeping your skills sharp, and learning new skills. I studied Italian in college and have used duolingo to help me keep my skills sharp. The fun gamified lessons make it easy to spend a couple minutes each day learning. Although repetitive at times, it's really how you have to do it in order for retention.
I would give 5 stars, but mobile version needs solid improvements The lessons are great, I love Duolingo, and the idea is awesome. This mobile version needs real 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. The most recent versions do not show how many XP to the daily goal when the app is opened for the first time, I always have to open the app twice to see this. This version did not change as promised in changelog.
Amazing results I've worked for 5 years as a French language teacher, & I'm using Duolingo to brush up on Span. & begin learning Ital. This app is effective, clever, & fun. I love it! Pricey Rosetta Stone only uses photos and the language being learned. Rosetta Stone is wonderful, but Duolingo is FREE & works by strategically incorporating English (or another first language) into its fun questions. I'm hooked. This approach doesn't build conversation skills, but it builds vocab, grammar, comprehension, & pronunciation.
I haven't been able to use this app since Sep 2015. It says 'trouble connecting to duolingo'. I finally got a response from customer service a couple months ago but eventually I just stopped getting replies. My Internet connection is fine, app doesn't work whether I'm on 4g or WiFi. I can log in on my browser so its not a problem with my account.
O.M.G.!! Update: I'm now on adjectives, and though I only signed-up to do 5 mins a day, I'm spending so much time keeping my bar full on previous classes (about 30 mins a day) that i can't find time to advance further. I'm changing my rating from 5 to 3 because of this. Why did I not know about this before?!! Fantastic app.. get it! I've had it 4 days and am 2% fluent in Spanish already.. doesn't sound like much, but it really good.
Now fully supports Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Tooltips for exercises
Listen challenges can be easily turned off for an hour
Speech recognition improvements
The Early Learning Academy app offers a full curriculum for children ages 2-7.