Hey guys! Today i’ll be telling you guys about one of the most popular and well-known tools for learning a language online is Duolingo. Duolingo is completely free. But is it worth it?
This free language learning app offers 11 completed language courses for English speakers, 2 beta languages. For example, as an English speaker, you can learn Spanish, with over 40 million other learners, Italian, with 10 million learners, or even Irish, with just over 1 million learners.
Doulingo also includes language courses for speakers of languages other than English. These include French for Portuguese speakers, English for Czech speakers, and so on.
Duolingo: How Does it Work?
It’s really simple to use. You set up a profile, choose your target language, set your weekly goals (only if you’re brave enough) and off you go!
Each course in Doulingo is made up of modules (the circles in the screenshot below) which are grouped to form skills.
Duolingo: What are the Lessons Like?
Each lesson in Duolingo is made up of a range of activities, such as translation:
Or this activity where you have to match words to their foreign language equivalents:
New vocabulary is often taught with images, and grammar points are explained in little speech bubbles. There are also listening exercises where you need to type what you hear, and speaking exercises where you say what you hear.
A lot of the learning that goes on in Duolingo is visual. There are pictures for learning vocabulary, colours that indicate whether you’re right or wrong, and highlighted tapable text for new words or grammar points. If you’re a visual learner like me, you’ll love it.
Conclusion: Duolingo is a Great Tool for Language Learners
Duolingo is an amazing language course. It’s easy to use, it’s fun and it works. Don’t forget to do the homework, though. If your aim is to achieve real fluency, remember to read, speak, and truly live the language that you’re learning!