Duolingo – Learn The Languages of the World
Learning a new language is one of the best ways to improve your life. But when you think about learning a new language, you instantly think about the days in school where you had to learn a language out of a book that was boring and lame. Well, those days are over, Duolingo is a fun and exciting new tool to learn a language!
Fun & Competitive
I know what you’re thinking, how can learning a new language be fun? Well, I was just like you, I didn’t like to learn languages in school and I also thought that it was boring. But with Duolingo that all changed, the thing that makes it so fun to learn a language on Duolingo, is the fact that it’s competitive. There are several things in which you can compete with your friends, there are experience points you receive after every lesson, the leveling up system, the fluency score and the Lingot store, which we’ll talk about later on. But the most competitive thing, has to be the Daily streak. When you start with Duolingo, you have to set a daily experience point goal for yourself and every day you reach that goal, you’ll get one day extra on your streak.
The lessons are probably the main reason why learning on Duolingo is easier than learning a language out of a book. All of the lessons are really short and take upon 5 minutes. In those 5 minutes you have to do all sort of things to help you learn a language. Some examples of the various things you have to do in a lesson are translating the words, connect words with each other and say a sentence out loud.
Every language has about 60 lessons, and all the lessons have a different subject. Those subjects can be about sports, locations, business or food. There are also a couple of lessons that help you with the grammar of the language.
Lingots & the Lingot store
Lingots are the currency of Duolingo and with those Lingots you can buy things in the Lingot store. Some of these things are useful to help you learn a specific language, such as a timed practice and a progress quiz. Other things are more for fun, for example, you can buy an outfit for Duo (your friend in Duolingo who will give you some tips).
You’ll get Lingots when you do the following things:
Finishing a lesson;
Every time you reach a 10 day streak;
When you invite a friend.
Duolingo is a very social way of learning a language. As I said before, you can follow friends and compare your stats with them. But another great social feature of Duolingo is the ‘Discussion’ page. Everyone who is learning the same language as you, can post an article about everything involving the language. You can read some motivational stories over there to get that extra boost to keep on learning the language.
There are a lot of languages you can learn on Duolingo, I’ve listed them in alphabetical order for you:
Duolingo is always trying to add new languages to it’s database, they are hatching 9 languages at the moment, so they should be added in the near future.
For more information about Duolingo and its courses, go to Duolingo.
Duolingo is a great app which makes learning a language real fun. It’s competitive, beautifully designed and the lessons are really useful. I use Duolingo every day to learn Spanish, and everyday I learn something new about the language. So if you want to start with learning a language, use Duolingo!
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