Why We Should All Be Using a Free Language App

The ability to speak a language is one of the most sought after skills in today’s globalized world. Learning a new language can be difficult and time-consuming, but with Duolingo, it can be easy.
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The Duolingo family of friendly characters

Duolingo is an app that uses gamification, or game-like features, to help people learn languages while they are on their phones or computers. It has been proven to lead to better retention than other methods like reading textbooks. The app also learns your strengths and weaknesses so you don’t get bored doing things you already know how to do well while still making sure you will never forget anything that might have given you trouble before. This means that all skill levels—from beginner to advanced—can find the right language challenges to keep them motivated.

Why use Duolingo over other methods of learning a language?

Duolingo is a great platform for those who want to learn a new language, but don’t necessarily have the time or resources to go to class. It also offers an opportunity to those who may not be as skilled in other languages and want to participate in foreign cultures and societies. The app has been shown to work better than other methods, such as studying textbooks.

How to get started with Duolingo

To get started with Duolingo, download the app and follow their instructions. They will ask you to create an account if you haven't already done so and then they will ask you some questions to test your current knowledge of that language. You can then start on whatever lesson or level of the app that you prefer.

The benefits of using Duolingo

The benefits of using Duolingo are many. The app is free and it can be used on IOS, Android and PC/Mac, so it is easy to access. Duolingo famously uses the green owl, aptly named 'Duo' as a mascot. Duo sends daily reminders to users to complete at least one lesson a day in order to keep their 'streak' going. Duolingo uses a game-like streak system to help with retention and encourage users to come back every day.

Tips for getting the most out of the app

Tips for getting the most out of the app

1. Try to do one lesson a day. It may not seem like a lot, but it will add up over time and you'll find that you know a lot more than you think!

2. If a specific subject or skill is giving you trouble, just keep practising it until it clicks!

3. Keep going if you get stuck on one question in a lesson. There may be a better answer elsewhere.

4. Write lessons out by hand before trying them on Duolingo to get an idea of what they will be like and get used to reading foreign languages

5. Reward yourself when you get five stars on a lesson!

Duolingo is a great app for beginner language learners. It’s free and easy to use, making it the perfect option if you want to learn a new language without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. The only downside? This app might not be as useful for more advanced or experienced learners. After several years of using Duolingo myself to learn Spanish, I can say the app will only take you so far. This app will not make you fluent on its own, you will need to supplement your learning on Duolingo with other methods such as watching videos, listening to podcasts, reading books in your target language.

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