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duolingo 1
learn french 2
spanish 3
learn spanish 4
language 5

Downloads

Jan, 2023
Worldwide
134K

Revenue

Jan, 2023
Worldwide
$765K

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Learn a new language with the world’s most-downloaded education app! Duolingo is the fun, free app for learning 40+ languages through quick, bite-sized lessons. Practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills. Designed by language experts and loved by hundreds of millions of learners worldwide, Duolingo helps you prepare for real conversations in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, English, and more. Whether you’re learning a language for travel, school, career, family and friends, or your brain health, you’ll love learning with Duolingo. Why Duolingo? • Duolingo is fun and effective. Game-like lessons and fun characters help you build solid speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. • Duolingo works. Designed by language experts, Duolingo has a science-based teaching methodology proven to foster long-term language retention. • Track your progress. Work toward your language learning goals with playful rewards and achievements when you make practicing a daily habit! • Join 300+ million learners. Stay motivated with competitive Leaderboards as you learn alongside our global community. • Every language course is free. Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Hebrew, Welsh, Arabic, Latin, Hawaiian, Scottish Gaelic, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, English, and even High Valyrian! What the world is saying about Duolingo: “Far and away the best language-learning app.” –The Wall Street Journal “This free app and website is among the most effective language-learning methods I’ve tried… lessons come in the form of brief challenges – speaking, translating, answering multiple-choice questions – that keep me coming back for more.” –The New York Times “Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education.” – TIME Magazine “…Duolingo is cheerful, lighthearted and fun…” - Forbes “Our favorite language app…” - CNET If you like Duolingo, try Super Duolingo for 14 days free! Learn a language fast with no ads, and get fun perks like Unlimited Hearts and Monthly Streak Repair. If you choose to purchase Super Duolingo, payment will be charged to your Apple account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the App Store after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Privacy Policy: https://www.duolingo.com/privacy Terms of Service: https://www.duolingo.com/terms

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Demoralising gameplay
vetti on 2023-02-07
Duolingo has made learning another language more accessible. I struggled to learn French for years, starting in high school. The ability to practice every day is a good way to make solid progress. I’ve been using Duolingo for 3 years now. It’s a good app but focuses more on testing rather than teaching ie it’s a bit old schools drill in its approach. The stories are the best, I learn new things because they are put in context, but they currently don’t extend to the end of the French course, and for all the languages, you have to Wade through all the drill to get to the next one. It’s slowly improving in its pedagogical approach, but it’s a long way from fantastic, like the grotesquely expensive Rosetta Stone. A couple of suggestions 1. Too much scrolling. The down arrow icon is good but you need at least two: 1 to get to the next ‘lesson’ and the other to the ‘weight’ review lessons. I’m way behind in my review lessons because they are so much harder. Maybe also the ability to fold levels in between? 2. Thé Time for thé 2nd level of matching is still ridiculously short, particularly in the rapid review. I challenge a native speaker to get through it in the allotted time. Even after the refresh, several pathological aspects remain that make this app old fashioned in its punitive approach. GET RID OF THE FAIL SOUND. GASLIGHTING HAS NO PLACE IN EDUCATION. Duolingo remains the only educational system I know where they count your mistakes rather than your successes. If you get one question wrong twice, your two attempts are counted as two wrong answers. The continued emphasis on perfection in the daily quests is also a bummer. How about some more positive goals - Learn a new word, Correct a mistake. You work for several days towards the friends quest, then your friend finishes at a time inconvenient to you eg when you’re on the bus and your 30mins of double points is wasted. Plus it’s a hot mess with ton of bugs. These are constantly being fixed but new ones are constantly introduced. For example, when you revise a story, it says you only received 5pts, even if you answer the 10pt question. Nor does your answer count towards the talking daily quest. I did very well at school and have a tertiary degree but I never walk away from this app feeling good about myself, just demoralised by failing at multiple hurdles and frustrated because of all the bugs. They say they have data scientists analysing people’s progress but I don’t believe it. It could not be this bad if they did.
Demoralising gameplay
vetti on 2023-02-07
Duolingo has made learning another language more accessible. I struggled to learn French for years, starting in high school. The ability to practice every day is a good way to make solid progress. I’ve been using Duolingo for 3 years now. It’s a good app but focuses more on testing rather than teaching ie it’s a bit old schools drill in its approach. The stories are the best, I learn new things because they are put in context, but they currently don’t extend to the end of the French course, and for all the languages, you have to Wade through all the drill to get to the next one. It’s slowly improving in its pedagogical approach, but it’s a long way from fantastic, like the grotesquely expensive Rosetta Stone. A couple of suggestions 1. Too much scrolling. The down arrow icon is good but you need at least two: 1 to get to the next ‘lesson’ and the other to the ‘weight’ review lessons. I’m way behind in my review lessons because they are so much harder. Maybe also the ability to fold levels in between? 2. Thé Time for thé 2nd level of matching is still ridiculously short. I challenge a native speaker to get through it in the allotted time. Even after the refresh, several pathological aspects remain that make this app old fashioned in its punitive approach. GET RID OF THE FAIL SOUND. GASLIGHTING HAS NO PLACE IN EDUCATION. Duolingo remains the only educational system I know where they count your mistakes rather than your successes. If you get one question wrong twice, your two attempts are counted as two wrong answers. The continued emphasis on perfection in the daily quests is also a bummer. How about some more positive goals - Learn a new word, Correct a mistake. You work for several days towards the friends quest, then your friend finishes at a time inconvenient to you and your 30mins of double points is wasted. Plus it’s a hot mess with ton of bugs. These are constantly being fixed but new ones are constantly introduced. For example, when you revise a story, it says you only received 5pts, even if you answer the 10pt question. Nor does your answer count towards the talking daily quest. I never walk away from this app feeling good about myself, just demoralised by failing at multiple hurdles and frustrated because of all the bugs.
Demoralising gameplay
vetti on 2023-02-07
Duolingo has made learning another language more accessible. I struggled to learn French for years, starting in high school. The ability to practice every day is a good way to make solid progress. I’ve been using Duolingo for 3 years now. It’s a good app but focuses more on testing rather than teaching ie it’s a bit old schools drill in its approach. The stories are the best, I learn new things because they are put in context, but they currently don’t extend to the end of the French course, and for all the languages, you have to Wade through all the drill to get to the next one. It’s slowly improving in its pedagogical approach, but it’s a long way from fantastic, like the grotesquely expensive Rosetta Stone. A couple of suggestions 1. Too much scrolling. The down arrow icon is good but you need at least two: 1 to get to the next ‘lesson’ and the other to the ‘weight’ review lessons. I’m way behind in my review lessons because they are so much harder. Maybe also the ability to fold levels in between? 2. Thé Time for thé 2nd level of matching is still ridiculously short. I challenge a native speaker to get through it in the allotted time. Even after the refresh, several pathological aspects remain that make this app old fashioned in its punitive approach. GET RID OF THE FAIL SOUND. GASLIGHTING HAS NO PLACE IN EDUCATION. Duolingo remains the only educational system I know where they count your mistakes rather than your successes. If you get one question wrong twice, your two attempts are counted as two wrong answers. The continued emphasis on perfection in the daily quests is also a bummer. How about some more positive goals - Learn a new word, Correct a mistake. You work for several days towards the friends quest, then your friend finishes at a time inconvenient to you and your 30mins of double points is wasted. I never walk away from this app feeling good about myself.
Demoralising gameplay
vetti on 2023-02-07
Duolingo has made learning another language more accessible. I struggled to learn French for years, starting in high school. The ability to practice every day is a good way to make solid progress. I’ve been using Duolingo for 3 years now. It’s a good app but focuses more on testing rather than teaching ie it’s a bit old schools drill in its approach. The stories are the best, I learn new things because they are put in context, but they currently don’t extend to the end of the French course, and for all the languages, you have to Wade through all the drill to get to the next one. It’s slowly improving in its pedagogical approach, but it’s a long way from fantastic like the grotesquely expensive Rosetta Stone. A couple of suggestions 1. Too much scrolling. The down arrow icon is good but you need at least two: 1 to get to the next ‘lesson’ and the other to the ‘weight’ review lessons. I’m way behind in my review lessons because they are so much harder. Maybe also the ability to fold levels in between? 2. Thé Time for thé 2nd level of matching is still ridiculously short. I challenge a native speaker to get through it in the allotted time. Even after the refresh, several pathological aspects remain that make this app old fashioned in its punitive approach. GET RID OF THE FAIL SOUND. GASLIGHTING HAS NO PLACE IN EDUCATION. Duolingo remains the only educational system I know where they count your mistakes rather than your successes. If you get one question wrong twice, your two attempts are counted as two wrong answers. The continued emphasis on perfection in the daily quests is also a bummer. How about some more positive goals - Learn a new word, Correct a mistake. I never walk away from this app feeling good about myself.
Was better.. a bit of a money grab full of ads
Moveshakedrop1990 on 2023-02-07
There are good and bad things. (Learning Japanese) One thing I would like them to add is when checking a word it would be nice if it also showed romanji so you can understand how to say the word better because once it starts adding kanji words it does get a bit harder to understand and sometimes when the app pronounces things it sounds different not sure if that was a mistake. Voices are quite quick and not very clear. Another thing is they added stories which I was saving until I felt I could actually start to read them but the update has made it impossible to find and I’m sure they are still there because there is a spot where you can click stories you have collected. Another point is a lot of the time you are guessing a new word for a bit until you get used to it. I don’t know how to explain it but once you start your understand. It would be good if they could add flash cards for new words instead. Now THE PART I CANNOT STAND… they now have so many ads and so much money grabbing moves in there it’s almost unbearable to play now. Constantly popping up with would you like to spend gems for this and that. The new update says you haven’t lost any progress but a lot of things that I used up gems to turn into legendary is no longer legendary so I wasted a lot of gems. Whilst writing this I realised I need to lower my rating. Duolingo is good for practice or to use next to another learning material not as a sole source. Some good things.. keeps you practicing. Has some achievements. Good for testing speech. Actually did they get rid of speech with the new update I don’t think I’ve been tested on pronunciation for awhile? The stories were a good idea if they’re still there.
Update is not good for independent learners
SIXoVI on 2023-02-07
While the updated version most definitely helps some of the newcomers that don’t know where to start, it completely restricts the people that know what they are doing from choosing their own pace of learning through previous topic levelling systems. Therefore, the units feel that extremely boring and slow to work through and gives no sense of challenge. I feel like a very large portion of people that chose to learn with duolingo instead of a formal and guided classes did exactly because of the independence it gave, but now that duolingo is so guided, there is no point in taking duolingo lessons instead of formal class. I also understand that the ‘duolingo way’ has always been to make learning seem ‘fun’ to people by making it like a game(extra sense of accomplishment from the new system), but honestly, people which actually used duo because of that disappeared long before they learned anything substantial from the app since they were not dedicated to learning a language in the first place. Thus your real audience is completely different from the audience you are attempting to appeal to. The new update shouldn’t have been forced, and people should be able to choose to switch between the two systems.
Love It!
Liannan on 2023-02-07
I just love this app so far. The fact it teaches you not only to learn words but how to spell and speak them too is AWEsome! It's fun and so far I do much more than my daily goal. I'm a bit addicted I think. Its such an amazing way to learn as you are learning how sounds are heard/spoken, how to read it, how to speak it, translate it from English to German (for me) and vice versa etc. It really is such a comprehensive complete way to learn! I do find some things hilarious… like the characters expressions or some phrases (eg: I would like fruit salad without tomato… who puts tomato in fruit salad haha). Or things like only learning certain numbers or days of the week instead of all if them at a time… But the app drums those words into you before moving on and thats great! Im on my first streak of 28 days… cant wait to hit day 30! I absolutely plan to learn more than one language over time. Im stunned how much German I already understand! Definitely recommend this app!
French sentences unnatural
Tryathlete1 on 2023-02-07
All of the exercises that require you to chose an answer between two, are unnatural replies. This is because the answer never addresses the question but instead incudes a totally new subject. Even though grammatically correct, this is unnatural. The answers need to include the same SUBJECT in the reply, or relate to it, to make them natural. It could still be a choice if two with the same subject that answers naturally continues the conversation. An example, Q: “are you going to work today?”,A: “I’m going to the beach” is unnatural. A:” No, I’m not WORKING today because I’m going the beach” is natural because it replies to the subject of the sentence. Or todays example: the cat wants to eat”. Answer: I don’t have any cat food”. A more natural answer that actually relates to the first sentence is, “I KNOW, BUT I don’t have any cat food:”
This app is simply outstanding!
Ads really frustrate on 2023-02-07
I had used the free version of Duolingo a couple of years ago to touch up on and improve my Japanese. It was good but I got out of the habit of using it. I’ve since come back to it this year to make a habit of practicing/improving my Japanese and possibly starting a new language too and I quickly decided to bite the bullet and pay for Duolingo Plus. One of the best decisions I’ve made this year. I truly believe Duolingo can teach anyone any language. It’s fun, intuitive, rewarding and highly addictive (being addicted to learning languages is no bad thing at all)! I can not recommend this app highly enough. My opinion though, GET THE FULL VERSION. If you’re serious about actually learning, definitely pay the extra money It is 1000% worth it.
Duolingo
ASJ-R on 2023-02-07
I was introduced to duolingo by my son last year. He was learning Spanish. I never heard of this app so I thought that I have a look. I particularly wanted to learn the Polish language because I was born in Poland and could speak it fluently until I migrated to Australia and had no one to converse with after my mother had passed. What I have found was utterly frustrating. The language I have learned as I remember from my childhood was replaced by something I cannot understand. It has been anglicised or americanised. Also I have a big issue with the app not recognising typos, even in English. If you create an app complex as such, could you at least make it to recognise typographical errors. I think that is the least you can do.

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