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DuoLingo is a great language-learning tool, whether you're a beginner or a pro who's trying to polish their skills. It happens to be an excellent looking, responsive app to boot. If you're desperate to learn a new language, this is an app you want on your Android phone or tablet.
This app helps you learn a language through traditional matching and vocabulary activities mixed with social integration, as well as gamification. You go through each activity with a set number of "Hearts" and try to get through the level without losing any. You'll also be able to compare your results with other users and reach for the top of the leaderboard. The app responds very quickly to your taps and other input and looks very pleasant. That's good, because the activities can sometimes take a while, so you'll be using the app for long stretches at some points. Each lesson focuses on small doses of vocabulary and gives you the ability to test out, so you can approach things with a little more focus than you would in a traditional learning environment. You can also test your way to your current level of mastery, so you don't waste time with stuff you already know.
While many people may write this app off as a gimmick, it's actually a quality way to practice your language skills. DuoLingo soars over other apps because it looks and feels great in addition to actually working. You'll love this app no matter what your reason for trying to learn a new language.
Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. Totally fun and 100% free."Among apps for learning or practicing a language, you can't beat Duolingo." PC Magazine. Awarded Editors' Choice for Language Learning."Far and away the best free language-learning app." The Wall Street Journal "Weve also tried a few other methods such as book learning and Rosetta Stone, both of which bombed. Thats why I jumped at the chance to try Duolingo. And believe me, its addictive." FluentIn3Months.com Send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.orgDuolingo is changing the way people learn languages. It's free, for real. No fees, no ads, no gimmicks. A college-quality education without the price tag. It's fun. Lose hearts for answering incorrectly, advance by completing bite-sized lessons, and track your progress with shiny achievements. It's constantly improving. We bust out the lab coats regularly and measure how well you learn on Duolingo. Your learning experience only gets better over time.If you want to learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, or English, the fast, fun, and free way, there's no better choice than Duolingo.Recent changes:- TABLET-OPTIMIZED. Duolingo now supports the perfect device for learning! - LEADERBOARD. Sure, it feels great to spend the day making progress in a new language; but it's even better when you can leave your friends behind in the dust. - LANDSCAPE MODE. Hold your device however you like, even Gangnam style.- AWESOME NEW SIDEBAR. With a single tap on the Duolingo logo you can now access your stats, see the leaderboard, and strengthen your skills.Content rating: Everyone
What's new in this version:
- TABLET-OPTIMIZED. Duolingo now supports the perfect device for learning! - LEADERBOARD. Sure, it feels great to spend the day making progress in a new language; but it's even better when you can leave your friends behind in the dust. - LANDSCAPE MODE. Hold your device however you like, even Gangnam style.- AWESOME NEW SIDEBAR. With a single tap on the Duolingo logo you can now access your stats, see the leaderboard, and strengthen your skills.