Duolingo

Learn languages completely free.

#1 Product of the WeekDecember 18, 2013
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Reviews
  • Molly Redmond
    Molly RedmondSocial Media Specialist
    Pros: 

    How easy to use and accessible it is

    Cons: 

    The app is no where near as good as the website version in terms of detail or features

    My reading and listening skills have improved so much since using Duolingo, I couldn't recommend it more. I'm not naive in thinking it will make it fluent as it's not the best for speaking skills but has vastly helped me improve and build up my language confidence.

  • Pros: 

    Fun to use, easy and helpful, well-featured but not overweight

    Cons: 

    love computer version more

    Using Doulingo for a long time. It really helped me to improve my French. Recently began to study Swedish there. It helps to improve listening, writing and speaking skills at the same time. Love the approach to study, that's really funny and easy. You just make fun and the result is a new skill.

    Marina Tar has used this product for one year.
Discussion
I have paid several hundred dollars for Rosetta Stone. Duolino is similar in method and just as good. I have used both for basic Spanish and IMHO they are equivalent. Rosetta Stone has more languages and may be better at more advanced levels.
Duolingo is revolutionary. My wife uses to learn english and it's fun, we both interact and use. Great tool.
I purchased Rosetta Stone a bunch of years ago for several hundred dollars. It wasn't nearly as helpful as Duolingo. The #1 feature of http://duolingo.com is having it on your phone. Got a few minutes waiting for a friend? Learn some Spanish! ❤️ it!
Admittedly I haven't tried Duolingo but I keep hearing about it from friends (like @jtzou).
I liked Duolingo as a refresher for some basics. Helped me get things back. I'm not sure about progressing with it, as I haven't tried anything new, but the form factor is nice, it's fun to do, and if you're consistent with it, it can be effective.