Duolingo

4.7 (474)
Learning management system for educational institutions

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4.7 /5
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4.8/5
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Xavier
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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Why look elsewhere

Reviewed on 05/11/2022

I am super happy with Duolingo. They have a mission and they have a way to complete that mission and your job is just to open the app and just have fun.

Pros

This app just seems to work. You pick a language that you want to learn and you start learning it. It takes you through a path that you are actually learning. And, like anything, if you stick with it you will truly learn it. I even have a friend who used it to learn Spanish and she can have a conversation with me in Spanish.

Cons

I have no cons about this app. It just works to learn a new language.

Afnan
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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good app

Reviewed on 14/10/2022

I like the app I use it daily they encourage you to study every day with notifications and Competitions ,so I recommended people to use it

Pros

you can choose more than one language to learn at the same time ,and you can find all the language approximately ,so you can learn languages you can't find in internet ,and guess what all of this for free ,the most thing that I really love about this app is you can Compete with other people from different countries and that cheers you up to learn more ,and they give you many Strategies to teach you listening writing speaking it is lovely app I believe.

Cons

the one thing that I didn't like about this app ,The language is not strong enough I mean there is some problem in sentence formation ,I hope they improve this side of it.

Md Mahbub
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The Best Language Learning App I Have Ever Experienced So Far!

Reviewed on 29/09/2022

I like that it is a very efficient way to learn a new language. I also like how it is gamified so that it makes it more fun and engaging. Besides, I can enroll in more than one language at a time and keep practicing simultaneously. It has a learning streak which is like if you don't practice for a few days in a row then your progress will go back to down level and you have to start again from the past although you can freeze the streak a few times. Overall it really helped a lot in learning the basics of language.

Pros

There are many things I like about the Duolingo language learning software. Firstly, it is free which makes it accessible to everyone. Secondly, it is very user-friendly and you can learn at your own pace. Finally, it provides a great way to learn a new language or brush up on your existing language skills. I like that Duolingo offers a variety of languages to choose from. I also appreciate the fact that it uses a game-like format to make language learning fun and engaging.

Cons

Every product comes with a con but to be frank I didn't find any major cons for the app. Hence it is really enjoyable. But sometimes the repetitive tests may seem boring for the users as the app sometimes brings up the same lessons again and again. The learning process is a bit slow.

Alternatives Considered

ELSA Speak

Reasons for Switching to Duolingo

Elsa Speak doesn't offer gamification representation which is not enjoyable. On the other hand, Duolingo made the whole learning process a game so no matter how old the age of a person is, can easily adapt and enjoy Duolingo for learning the language.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Story Reading never gets old for language learners

Reviewed on 01/11/2022

Pros

This software has a lot of good features but the best part is the story module obviously. The level of language is getting complicated very smoothly and the complexity of the sentences doesn´t head off the reader. The content helps the reader to find out unknown words in a logical way. besides, its up-to-date context including social awareness is priceless for users that trying to be visible in life.

Cons

The beginner level of the software does not actually start from scratch. If you have no idea about the alphabet of the language that you want to learn, it does not help your learning adventure. It stresses general expressions.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Very good app

Reviewed on 27/10/2022

Very good application to learn other languages with a good and easy way

Pros

Training and tracking progress every day to keep learning

Cons

I didn't find any thing could be hard in the application

Angelique
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Language learning that’s fun and easy

Reviewed on 09/10/2022

Overall I really like the app and I thinks it’s been created in a smart way to get people to learn a new language it languages - it starts off really simple and you can build the courses really well to get to a more advanced level. It’s very visual and it’s easy to hear the correct pronunciation.

Pros

The best part about this product is how fun it is to use, it makes learning a new language fun and the gamification element makes it more easy to use. There are daily reminders and the badges you earn keep you wanting to progress further. It’s also really easy and simple to navigate.

Cons

There was nothing I didn’t like about using the app and I think the way it’s been created makes it a fun app to use to learn a new language.

Nikolay
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Addictive and fun!

Reviewed on 25/07/2022

It's very fun, very modern. The paid subscription Super Duolingo is super affordable as well, but if you can stand ads, you are quite okay with the free version as well. I cannot imagine a better platform to learn a new language on the go, on your phone, tabler, or your PC's browser. Do not expect you to be fluent in a week or a month, but every bit helps. Be patient, enjoy the cute experience and check the Klingon language as well.

Pros

Learning languages with Duolingo sure is fun. I have used it for so many years to learn Czech and Japanese. From the cute interface and animations to the option to draw Japanese symbols on the phone screen, Duolingo offers a free and accessible way for anyone to learn new languages.
With their paid Super Duolingo plan, you can get rid of the annoying advertisements - I am one of those impatient people who don't like ads, have unlimited hearts, and you can also have a family plan where you can share the service with your loved ones at a very reasonable price. You can pretty much learn every major language plus some very "exotic" ones such as - Klingon(!!) and High Valyrian (!!!), both very important and useful in our daily lives. I am hoping for Duolingo also to add the option for us to learn Slovenian in the future. It's one of the less used languages but very dear to my heart.
The daily quests and the monthly challenges are fun as well and a reason for competitive users to log in more often and do their "daily grind." Without you realizing it, you will learn so many new words by simply spending 15 min per day, or an hour like me.

Cons

I will be honest - since I am a very competitive person, I spend a lot of time grinding for experience (XP) just so I can beat other users and advance in the leagues. Currently, I am in the Sapphire League, but I feel like giving up for a while because the competitive side of me blocks the one that wants to actually learn the language. Maybe don't make the competition and advancing into a higher league that tough?

Alternatives Considered

Rosetta Stone Enterprise and LinkedIn Learning

Reasons for Switching to Duolingo

A modern, cute, game-like platform for learning.
Whitney
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent language learning app

Reviewed on 09/04/2022

Duolingo has definitely impacted communications with others who speak different languages. Comprehension of written communication has seen the most positive change, followed by the ability to speak and then listening/understanding verbal communication. I believe this is due to the nuance of individual speakers' accents and phrasing. Overall, the learning attributable to Duolingo is significant.

Pros

I highly recommend Duolingo. There's a free option available, which includes adds and some limited features, yet the Pro option is excellent. This is definitely a "get out of it what you put in to it" tool, and if utilized regularly, users will learn a language. Lessons focus on "useful" learning i.e. key words and phrases vs. conjugation of verbs and other grammatical elements. Those things are incorporated in to the lessons, yet the user almost doesn't notice because it's so well integrated.

Cons

The sequencing of some of the lessons seems a bit strange sometimes, as why one topic comes after another and not before can be odd. However, it's minor and perhaps even more of a preference.

Alternatives Considered

Rosetta Stone Enterprise

Reasons for Switching to Duolingo

There's more latitude for users to pace the learning based on their own needs/interest and abilities.
Regina
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Language Learning Software, But Riddled with Ads

Reviewed on 09/08/2021

I have had a pretty good experience with Duolingo. It is a very effective software for language learning. It is easy to track your learning and the learning style is effective for teaching language content. I was able to apply my learning a lot faster using Duolingo as compared to other language learning software. Duolingo is available via a mobile app so you can take your courses with you anywhere. Courses are also very short so it's very easy to get a few done in a relatively short time, so perfect for learning over lunch breaks or other micro-learning sessions.

Pros

Duolingo is very easy to use and very effective. It uses immersion learning like Rosetta Stone but it's more guided. It eases you into the language you chose to learn. Gamification is good; it awards you frequently with gems to be used in the app for various perks. I have noticed that I was able to read content in my chosen learned language much faster using Duolingo than compared to Rosetta Stone. It's also very accessible in the form of a mobile app, so if you install it on your phone, it can go with you anywhere which makes learning much more accessible.

Cons

I don't like how many ads Duolingo makes you watch between lessons. It is distracting to the learning environment. It's not a problem if you subscribe to Duolingo Plus but the free version's ads are very distracting and not conducive to learning. It pushes you toward subscribing even if you don't necessarily want to.

Anne
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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Best language learning app

Reviewed on 29/04/2021

Generally, i have had a great experience with Duolingo. I am actually still using it at the moment.

Pros

What i like most about Duolingo is the fact that it is absolutely free and out of all the other language learning apps, it has the widest variety of languages to learn; 37 to be exact. I also like the simplicity of the app. It's so easy to use even for the most ordinary person. The way the app is designed with funny animations is so welcoming that you can actually look forward to learning a language. I also love the way the app is designed to encourage the learner to not give up even when he or she has made a number of errors. Duolingo recognizes that language learning is not easy and patience is a required virtue so when one feels like throwing in the towel, the app is there to remind you in some way that it may be challenging, but it will all be worth it in the end. With all the positive attributes that the app possesses, i believe it is a great and fun tool that can even be used by children and families not just for learning, but for spending leisure.

Cons

What i dislike about this software is the lack of option for learning offline. I think learning should not be limited to strong internet connection. If there is a way that the software can be adjusted just a bit to accommodate learners who have poor internet connection, that would be wonderful so that learning goals can be reached faster. When it comes to the ads, there are some ads that are displayed that make me feel uncomfortable even as an adult. For instance If i was using Duolingo in public and some of these ads are shown, then people can question my character and probably any other learner's character.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Learn so many languages for free!

Reviewed on 08/07/2021

It changed the way I learn. It is so effective and flexible that I can devote few minutes to few hours every day and learn something every day.

Pros

1. You can learn almost any language in the world for free in a user-friendly manner.
2. Rewards, points, stars, bonuses keep motivating you to learn more. There is no limit on how much you can practice.
3. There are stories, daily practice lessons, grammar tips to help you learn from the very beginning.
4. You can create streaks, double your points, wear attire for the Duo mascot.
5. You can practice, earn points, and clear checkpoints to motivate you.
6. There are listening and speaking exercises too.
7. You have leaderboards to compete.
8. You can follow friends and give them high five to encourage.
9. You can feel proud of the achievement badges that you earn with a lot of hard work.
10. You can clear your doubts by posting to people in the community groups while practicing lessons.
11. You can study multiple languages by adding as many courses as you want.

Cons

1. There is no video interface to learn the nuances of a language.
2. If you give feedback for wrong sentences in rare cases, you may not hear back soon.
3. You cannot chat with friends you follow.
4. Sometimes you get the same sentences for practice which may defeat the very purpose of learning.

Francisco
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Don't forget to practice!

Reviewed on 28/09/2021

Excellent, I use my free time to learn and practice, even 15 minutes per day is enough.

Pros

It is a very fun way to learn and practice the languages ​​you already know or can learn a new one. What I like the most is that you can do tests for your level or to prove yourself.

Cons

I wish there where integrations with other apps or services, to make learning more complete.

Alternatives Considered

Busuu

Reasons for Choosing Duolingo

Gamification.

Switched From

Busuu
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great Beginner Language Learning App

Reviewed on 06/09/2022

My overall experience was really good. Everything was easy to follow and the app itself is quite fun!

Pros

I like how user friendly and interactive the Duolingo Software is. It’s very easy to track your language learning progress and the layout of the app is very fun. It kinda mimics a game, which is great to hold interest especially for young language learners. I like that you can start to learn a language from scratch using Duolingo. I started learning Italian using the app about 2 years ago and I learned quite a bit of vocabulary and also how to form simple sentences to express myself clearly as a beginner. It’s also impressive how the app provides you with a built in feature that guides you as it relates to the correct pronunciation of verbs. The activities also include listening comprehension which is great when you’re new to a language and don’t exactly have anyone to talk/ listen to. I know there are thousands of free videos on the internet but at times it can be a bit hard and overwhelming to keep up with what the speakers are saying when you’re very new to the language. With Duolingo, everything is perfectly paced for a beginner to understand with ease and I like that a lot. Another advantage worth mentioning is the numerous languages that the app offers. I like the flexibility a lot; and honestly, whenever I start to learn another language, back to Duolingo I’ll go!

Cons

I think the app is great for beginners, it gives you a strong foundation for your language learning journey. However, as you begin to progress into an intermediate or advanced level, you begin to realize that there’s not much more that the app can do for you. The lessons become a bit too calculated and robotic which isn’t good if you’re wanting to advance. You will need to bypass the app and try other language learning methods which will offer more spontaneous learning opportunities. Another con is the limitations that come with the free version, but like any other application, that is to be expected and we can’t necessarily blame Duolingo for that. All in all, I would highly recommend Duolingo to any beginner language learner.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Mental Health Care
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Language Learning App

Reviewed on 30/06/2022

Amazing:

- Learning something new
- Getting help with cognitive exercise
- connecting with other users
- economical
- tracking the progress

Pros

- The choices we have as a user to learn from 'N' number of languages
(I tried French, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, finally ending up with German, which I felt more interested in, currently i'm on a 272 days streak )
- Being able to track the Progress
- More than the language learning, I use it as a mental and cognitive exercise tool, and encourage my therapy patients to try it out, as I feel it helps in cognitive development, memory and concentration,
- Love the graphics of the app, its really pleasing to the eyes,
- The reminder system, you have an option to get a whatsapp reminder, app notification reminder, mail or text reminder
- The reward system in the app, you get 'gems' and 'XP', 'time boosters' and 'story section' (My favorite) as rewards which you can further use to do more language exercises and more
- Recently added 'Feed' section to learn more about things happening around in the Duolingo world and more information
- Being able to compete with other users and much more

Cons

- reporting an error in a language exercise was difficult

Sheikh Sakib Ishrak
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Home for Learning New Languages in a Fun, Casual Way

Reviewed on 26/10/2021

Duolingo knows how to keep learners motivated. Daily challenges, leaderboards, progress reports, reminders, the app's relaxing theme - everything suits my passive learning style. As the lessons are short in length, I usually get into a lesson without dedicating a long session for it. It has been a great experience so far.

Pros

A wide range of language courses is available to enroll. One of the most attractive things about Duolingo is the way the entire learning process is set up - Gamified, relaxing bite-sized lessons to dive into anytime, even on the go. Progress tracking, looking back into previously learned contents, leaderboards, community to discuss with other learners/experts - everything is well organized and easily accessible. One great part is, anyone can dive in to learn any language without spending money while staying opted out of any advertisements.

Cons

While Duolingo gives a way of learning in a fun casual way in a gamified environment, someone who has a higher priority of learning a language over other activities might find Duolingo's pace rather slow. Sometimes the lessons do feel kind of repetitive. Not everyone learns at the same pace, and I think this balancing still has an opportunity for improvement. The mobile app still lacks various features available in the web app.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

How to Master new language? Try Duolingo

Reviewed on 29/03/2021

After using it for a couple years so far, I can say that I am more than satisfied with Duo, especially after I started learning German daily with the use of it ( currently I am at my 358 day with 234 crowns and I want more knowledge, more skills and of course more Duo ). I would like to see more improvments in Duolinguo and if possible, that they return as officially recognized by LinkedIn as well, as I would like to boost more my German, share it with my connections and eventually land a new and better job thanks to it.

Pros

I love that feeling of accomplishment after new skill was acquired or new level gained ( and crown for it too ). It teaches me the basics of some language and it is free too, but I would like to see even more chapters in future, as you can't get enough of it.

Cons

I don't like the new system with five hearts ( for five negative answers, after which you fail a lesson ), but I understand it is there in order for this platform to keep being free for everyone and because of that I don't mind it too much. In the other hand, I would like to get more things which can be bought in the Duolingo shop, maybe some new outfits for Duo and especially more advanced skills for languages.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Fun learning with friends

Reviewed on 11/04/2022

It is an easy and quick way to learn a language and the free edition does suffice for me.

Pros

The best thing about learning Spanish with Duolingo is learning with some of my friends in my contacts. We have made a subtle competition and is quite motivating. I am on the basic/free edition and it works fine for me. One of the best feature about Duolingo is that I am able to go back and review exercises I've recently gotten wrong and also listen to the ones i missed. Of course that is on the Doulingo Plus which I was trying for 14 days. It tempted me to subscribe.

Cons

Sometimes I get wrong on most obvious expressions since it has its own sort of rigid interpretation. But i often ignore and move on.

Gabija
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Looks like a game, although it works as a teaching plan!

Reviewed on 13/11/2021

I'm a happy user of Duolingo. I recommend it to my students. It's not possible to learn a language entirely only using a Duolingo (well, that's not surprising), but it's way easier if a student uses it. I like their new features (podcasts, short stories). I would like to see improvements on machine translation and to see more customer support when users spot mistakes in the phrases.

Pros

It looks like a game - beautifully designed and user friendly;
there are new features now and then (podcasts, short stories, grammar comments, etc.);
constantly changing and adding new material or diving the old one in different chapters;
works both on phone and on desktop device;
easy to keep track of learning.

Cons

There is a feature of "streak" - how many days in a row have you used Duolingo and earned XPs (points). However, if one can't keep up with the streak, usually it ends up in losing motivation to learn after all. This is especially true for those who had 100-200 days of streak (well, I'm one of them!)

Some topics are devided into so many small classes that they become too repetitive and might seem boring.

Sometimes the phrases you need to translate make no sense at all ("my blu turtle wears black jeans" style of sentences). Also, Duolingo lacks flexibility in terms of machine translation - it simply doesn't accept different answers to the same question, although it should

Alain
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Homework, homework, homework

Reviewed on 26/05/2022

My overall experience is good, but not excellent (some of the sentences are kind of weird and not very useful). But it’s a good way to gain confidence on your grammar when it comes to write in a different language.

Pros

I think there are not such a thing of too many tools to help us learn (or improve) languages, so it’s good news that we have apps like Duolingo, one of the best known by the way. And that’s for something. I feel like I’m carrying my English teacher in my pocket, I can do the homework literally everywhere and at my own pace. I think it’s especially useful for beginners or for the lowest level skills.

Cons

This app is convenient and easy to use, but I’m not sure if it’s the best way to gain fluency in a language. I’ve been trying to be proficient in English for a while now, and I find it helpful to learn grammar, writing and reading, but not as much to improve my listening or speaking. Nothing like practicing dialogues and conversation with native speakers to do so, these language apps won’t do miracles.

Pius
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Duolingo

Reviewed on 24/04/2022

Amazing. I have taken my Spanish, French, and German to new levels. This is thanks to the ease of using the platform and customizing it to my goals in each separate language.

Pros

Learning languages on Duolingo is fun and simplified. The units are bite-size so as to not be overwhelming like the other language apps but also the not so simplified that you don't make meaningful progress. You can customize your learning experience based on your goals for learning the language you choose and I like that a lot. I am learning 3 languages at the same time and each of them has a different goal and allocated length. This is awesome in Duolingo.

Cons

I love Duolingo and it's the best out there in terms of learning a new language. I don't like the fact that they have not incorporated the Podcast into the App. I listen to the podcast on Google Podcasts and I think it would be even better with it in-app because then they can curate the podcast content better, based on everyone's level and fluency in the language.

Gavin
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A great way to learn a language!

Reviewed on 12/07/2022

It's been a good way to ensure I keep practicing every day.

Pros

This is a very user-friendly and fun way to begin learning a language. Of course, it cannot entirely replace either a language class or practicing speaking with others fluent in your target language, but it is a good way to begin to learn some vocabulary and grammar so that you can begin speaking confidently. It is fun to use, and provides good positive feedback. It also incentivises you to practice daily, which is critical for learning a language.

Cons

The 'hearts' system where points are taken away for each mistake can be annoying, and you either have to pay a monthly subscription to get rid of it, or pay with diamonds (points given for successful lessons or purchased) to keep the lesson going if you run out completely during a lesson. Given it's a free service I guess this is a minor problem. Some people find the cartoon characters (Duo and friends) annoying, but this depends on your preferences I guess.

Karel
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My Experience with Duolingo

Reviewed on 10/06/2022

A great language learning app that I would recommend for those who are interested in learning a new language.

Pros

Fun and easy to use.
This app makes learning a new language easy overall.
Gamification is an essential part of what makes this software so good.

Cons

I don't like the fact that learning on this app cannot really take place offline
Also the amount of ads that you encounter after completing just 1 segment is just too much.

Alexandre
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

App that addictive

Reviewed on 26/04/2022

My experience with Duolingo was very addictive, when I saw myself, I was doing challenges in other languages ​​in my spare time.
The app gives you the free option to choose some languages ​​and you can advance the challenges with fixation exercises.

Pros

1) The app is intuitive and easy to use. 2) The free version has a lot of activity and language. 3) You will learn as you advance through the levels. 4) The app encourages and reminds you to do the exercises every day. 5) Any spare time you have, you can learn while having fun. 6) Application with an attractive and fun layout. 7) There is also a placement test for you to start the course according to your proficiency.

Cons

I didn't have any problems with Duolingo, but I confess that the placement test could be shorter.
Another thing that prevents it from being a complete course is the lack of interactivity with a native speaker of another language, but as it is a mobile application, it does what it proposes to do.

Edward
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  • Industry: Business Supplies & Equipment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy Language Learner

Reviewed on 08/03/2022

Was using the free version for a while and it's been great. Those ads have been realy obnoxious and feel my Spanish reading and vocab has improved a enough to order the 12 month plan. Definetely recommend full version.

Pros

I really like the app. It is great to learn the basics. To be clear just using Duolingo to learn a language is not enough. You need other methods as well and most importantly you need to practice with native speakers.
Btw, not only is their platform pleasing, fast, and fun, it works as promised!
the only downside is of course the ads (and hence the 4 stars -- program and content is 5 stars for sure), but hey, IT IS FREE! IGNORING THE ADS IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY!

Cons

Quantity of material varies among languages.
And I was really enjoying the program and the motivation it provided to keep my daily usage streak going., but reporting the bug is not easy, I did my best and after 3 days they have responded. That nippers little bit.

Rachel
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent support to other language learning tactics/lessons/scenarios

Reviewed on 01/07/2021

I have used Duolingo on and off again for years now. I've used it to support my Norwegian language lessons, and I've used it to practice my French as I was planning on going in to be a French Immersion teacher (then COVID hit so those plans got cancelled). I recommend it to families I've known through schools I work in as an EA, and I recommend it to my stepkids to support their learning.

It's just a great program to practice what is already being taught, bearing in mind differences in accents, and localized slang. It is a great place to learn formal language skills however and then when you visit or move or meet people from another place you can pick up on the slang or more relaxed language skills then and there.

I would not use it exclusively for learning a language, you need more conversations with people and turtors and real life experience, but it's a great support and great jumping off point for basic language skills.

Pros

It's a clean layout, easy to navigate, fun, nice animation. I've been able to recommend it to people as a free language support enhance their (or their kids') learning (essentially good for everyone young and old).

Cons

When using as a support for other language lessons (for me I used it to support my French, Spanish, and Norwegian learning/lessons) it can be hard to understand some of the verbal prompts; as a Canadian I am learning Quebecois French accent and vernacular, and my Norwegian lessons in person were with one kind of accent (very formal language and generic accent) however when I moved to Norway for 6 months I was actually in a completely different dialect than is presented in Duolingo and most of my lessons went out the window (though they were a good jumping off point for the language generally speaking, but Norway has as many dialects as Ireland has regional accents).