Limited languages, wasn't useful. I aimed to learn Japanese or Chinese. Update on that and that would be lovely. More languages, more business.
Legendary, thanks a lot
Theres nothing to buy with the linglots. Maybe have then be used to buy grammar lessons? Also, some add a competitive aspect would be nice, such as being paired with a random participant at your same level and see who can correctly guess more cards during a set time. Rather redundant, however I like the aspect of the day counter, and percentage. But its all free which I love!
Great app. You can practice/learn reading, writing, speaking, & listening to the voice with this app. I like the fact if your not able to speak or listen to the voice you can mute if for an hour. Only thing I would change is being able to connect with your friends and have either groups or games or something where you can challenge your best score with them. Or a forum of some sort where others can gather and practice or debate. Other than that... I recommend this to everyone wanting to learn a new language! The app will send reminders if you haven't been on in a while, its fun and just plain easy to use! Best of all... its FREE with NO ADS!!!!!!
I took 3 years of High School Spanish and learned practically nothing. 2 more semesters of community college-- but I never got anywhere until I tried Duolingo. I feel I understand the basics now and keep getting stronger. It's only a launch pad, but it's good. I wish you could tic off words you know and never see them again individually. The vocabulary aspect is too weak. Also, more pure translation from your native language into the target language would be good.
On day 3 and it's already great and addicting. The game-like incentives are there and make it feel like less of taking a class. Good accessibility and ease of use on both phone and computer. So far I like it and plan to keep using it everyday. One thing I would add to lessons would be similar to vocab quizzes that are optional as practice. That focuses on translating specific words such as a flashcard method.
- Show streak in home
- Show fluency score in home
- Challenge correct streak animation and bonus XP
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