Great for being free! This app is super helpful, even if there are times when it's not quite right on the translation or pronunciation. That's when reading the comments really helps to clarify. The webpage is also great at explaining what's being taught before each lesson. Definitely recommend if you want to refresh your language skills or trying to sample a language before investing in actual classes. Nothing can replace person to person interaction, but this is a good study tool.
Great app, could use improvements to be the best. I love this app. It has taught me very much. I have only used it for Spanish thus far, and will continue to use it in the future. But one thing I do not like is that there is no explanation of grammar and sentence structure. If someone has never had even a first grade equivalent of an introduction into the language I could imagine how exponentially more difficult it could be. People should know infinitives and How and why to conjugate ar, er, and ir ending verbs
Best free for all language app Hi Duo. How do I remove a course I don't want right now? The app seems to have no option for this. I am a Vietnamese American so I was excited and curious to check out the new course. The lesson plan is very odd. The sentences are not commonly used. With other courses, even for beginners learning new vocabularies there are no weird sentences like "I am you." I hope you are still adjusting it. I also hope when you get the 2nd voice it'll be southern dialect.
Pretty great for a free app!! For being free, this app is incredible. So many wonderful features. However, it's not comprehensive, and it's no replacement for something like Rosetta Stone, classroom learning or immersion. I'm needing to brush up on my French before returning to college and this app has been an excellent way to jump back in. Best part: testing out of topics you don't need to brush up on. Loving DuoLingo!
Pretty good! I'm currently doing the Russian lessons and I have some basic Russian knowledge already, so it's pretty good on vocabulary. The only issue is that (and maybe I tested out of this portion I don't know) it doesn't go through the alphabet for very new learners, and it doesn't explain prepositions, or anything really. I don't know how someone who has never been taught russian could pick up on it through this application, because it leaves out the very basics of alphabet and conjugations/reasons for them.
Love it! Duolingo has made improving my Dutch simple, easy and fun. Something I thought was impossible. Breaking up learning into small sections, mixing different methods to teach and encouraging users to practice daily. It's laid out a little like a game with XP and the ability to follow friends, which again helps with commitment. Some translations back into English use constructions that make sense, but that a native speaker would never use. However there is a flag feature so you can suggest corrections. Love it!
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