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.
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.
Excellent system, but needs more work on the less popular languages. I'm simultaneously learning Spanish and Irish, and it's painfully obvious that there has been way more work done on Spanish. The Irish doesn't say the words aloud most of the time, nor have a slow down option on the audio portions, nor has a pronunciation portion. Makes it much harder to learn. Other than that, great app, very helpful.
I love the app it is very easy to use on long travels or short commutes and helps to brush up on some very rusty french and italian. It reminds you to look back at exercises you've done to strengthen your knowledge. My only slight downside is that i would love more. More languages especially yoruba and hopefully it is in the works
I'm using this ago brush up on my Spanish. The variety of ways material is presented makes it easy to learn and stick with the lessons, and the small incentives also keep me going. The trumpet sounds at the end of each short unit are a blast. I'm addicted!
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