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Duolingo

IUTA Score
9.0
Price: FREE

DuolingoDuolingoI’ve tried so many language apps that offer to help teach you Spanish, French, German or some other foreign language that I don’t know.  Many of these apps are free, and they all have something to offer.  Some of them, however, are about as helpful as a basic textbook.  Obviously, textbooks are helpful, but they definitely don’t make learning French easy!  My husband is half Portuguese and half Peruvian.  He’s as Americanized as I am, but he knows Spanish well and understands Portuguese.  With him knowing multiple languages and me knowing NONE, I’ve always had an interest in learning.  I would absolutely love to learn Spanish.  I’ve tried out many different apps, but none of them made learning simple until I tried Duolingo – Learn Spanish, French and German for Free.

 

Duolingo is basic.  It makes learning a new language about as simple as it could possibly be.  The app offers courses in English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese!  The developers are working to add even more languages.  Duolingo is a brand new app, just released yesterday.  It only has 125 ratings so far, but all users have rated it 5 out of 5 stars.  Clearly, it speaks for itself.  Duolingo has had a website for so long; I’m so excited it’s finally available on the iPhone!  I travel a lot, so I was never able to use the website as much as I would have liked.  So I always steered towards finding an app I could use all the time.  Now, I finally have one!

 

Duolingo is very easy to use, and it’s teaching methods are above the rest!  You can learn with pictures, sounds or the usual text.  Pictures and sounds?  That’s my kind of learning!  I’m a very visual person, so the fact that Duolingo lets me learn with pictures makes learning so effective!  Duolingo teaches in levels.  Once you’ve got some of the basics down, you’re shown a picture of an award and told that you’ve “Mastered Basics 1”!  I love that!  It’s made to be like a game!  I almost need a push like that, which is exactly what I’m given with Duolingo!

 

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Duolingo

IUTA Score
9.0
Price: FREE