by Olivia DiSabatino
Duolingo is a free language app that is available in the app store, and also google plus. This app offers 11 complete language courses for English speakers and also 8 languages that are still hatching. This app also includes learning services for those that speak languages other than English.
I have personally used the Duolingo app many times and my father has as well when we travel to new countries. I have only used Duolingo for Spanish briefly. My father has used it for Spanish, German, Italian, and French. I also know others who have used it for many other languages.
Duolingo is not a complex app and is very easy to use. They make their content very accessible and for every audience. You must follow a couple easy steps to set your profile and you are off to learn a new language! There are multiple levels and basic categories that are for specific vocabulary and grammar. Each lesson in Duolingo is different and has a goal for each lesson. Lessons include: match words to their foreign language equivalents, vocabulary that is taught with pictures, listening exercise where you type what you hear, and also speaking exercises where you type what you hear. Duolingo helps target your weakest suits to make you great at all subjects.
Duolingo is not a stand alone language course, but is great if you want a bit of knowledge for your next upcoming trip or want to understand some grammar techniques. This app is easy to use, it is fun, it works, but don’t forget to do the homework. If your aim is to achieve real fluency; remember to read, speak, and truly live the language that you’re learning!