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Cloud-based learning management system that helps educators provide language training and track student's progress.

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Pluspunten:

Those things are incorporated in to the lessons, yet the user almost doesn't notice because it's so well integrated.

Minpunten:

Sometimes the theme or words become repetitive, and even the fact that you stop accessing the application makes you go back to the beginning, this demotivates you a bit.

Beoordelingen van Duolingo

Gemiddelde score

Gebruiksgemak
4,8
Klantenservice
4,4
Functies
4,6
Waar voor je geld
4,6

Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling

9,2/10

Duolingo heeft een totaalscore van 4,7 van 5 sterren op basis van 474 gebruikersreviews op Capterra.

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Rick
Rick
Owner
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Bouw, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Duolingo is great for learning a new language

5,0 vorig jaar
Bijschriften in het Nederlands beschikbaar in de videospeler
Xavier
Xavier
Owner in VS
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Muziek, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Why look elsewhere

5,0 4 weken geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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

Eliana
Eliana
Freelance in Chili
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Marketing en reclame, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Excelente plataforma de aprendizaje de idiomas

5,0 2 maanden geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: Me ha ayudado muchísimo a avanzar con dos idiomas que considero, son esenciales para todo en la actualidad. Es muy entretenida y no solo ayuda a escribir y a leer en otros idiomas, sino también a pronunciar correctamente, la considero supercompleta.

Pluspunten:

Es muy amigable, novedoso y práctico, no pareciera que estuvieras estudiando sino jugando y eso ayuda a aprender de formar satisfactoria y alegre.

Minpunten:

Se vuelve algo insistente en que entres a las clases, llegan notificaciones cada cierto tiempo para recordarme que tome una lección, no es tan malo, pero a veces me estresa un poco.

Afnan
Interior designer in Jordanië
Schoolleiding, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

good app

3,0 2 maanden geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: 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

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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
Md Mahbub
Assistant Manager | Digital Marketing in Bangladesh
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Computersoftware, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1-5 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

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

5,0 2 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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.

Facundo
Facundo
Estudiante in Argentinië
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Architectuur en planning, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Evaluando Duolingo

5,0 vorige maand Nieuw

Opmerkingen: Es un programa que me ayuda a pasar el tiempo, el aburrimiento, me divierte y aprendo al mismo tiempo. Sin dudas, más allá de algunas fallas que puedo remarcar, considero que es una muy buena opción para aprender idiomas.

Pluspunten:

Es realmente un programa muy entretenido, que me permite aprender, en cualquier lugar y momento. Siempre con contenido actualizado, completo y mediante el uso de dinámicas de juego, que hacen más fluido el aprendizaje.

Minpunten:

Como punto negativo puedo remarcar, las notificaciones emergentes en la barra de estado y por mail. Suelen aparecer en momentos inoportunos, ser muy molestas y repetitivas. Aunque se pueden modificar y gestionar, considero que, en muchos casos, son excesivas.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Founder in Duitsland
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Computer- en netwerkbeveiliging, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Story Reading never gets old for language learners

4,0 vorige maand Nieuw

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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.

Gabriela
Gabriela
Jefa de Area in Argentinië
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Ziekenhuis- en gezondheidszorgbranche, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Aprende jugando

5,0 3 weken geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: Mi experiencia en su uso es muy buena, la estoy usando desde hace un tiempo me ayuda a conservar mi nivel de ingles y ademas, seguir avanzando en mi aprendizaje.

Pluspunten:

Lo que mas me gusta es que se puede empezar a aprender un idioma y subir en niveles desde cero. Es facil de usar, amigable, parece realmente que estas jugando, me ayuda a utilizar mi tiempo libre para aprender.He podido refrescar mis conocimientos de ingles y ademas seguir avanzando en mi estudio.

Minpunten:

Lo que menos me gusta, son las notificaciones, por momentos pueden molestar, pero es un detalle menor, en realacion a lo buena que es esta aplicacion.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Invoice Auditing Specialist in Mexico
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 5.001-10.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: Gratis proef
Bron van de reviewer

No hay pretexto para aprender idiomas al propio ritmo

5,0 vorige maand Nieuw

Opmerkingen: Se puede manejar como prestación para cierto nivel de colaboradores

Pluspunten:

Una verdadera grata sorpresa, ya que había intentado otras plataformas muy aburridas y hasta estresantes

Minpunten:

Mejorar mediante app móvil y enviar lecciones en videos

Geverifieerde reviewer
Customer service in Egypte
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Internet, 501-1.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Very good app

5,0 vorige maand Nieuw

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

Pluspunten:

Training and tracking progress every day to keep learning

Minpunten:

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

Angelique
Angelique
HR & Ops in Zuid-Afrika
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Marketing en reclame, 11-50 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Language learning that’s fun and easy

5,0 2 maanden geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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
Team Leader in Tsjechië
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Addictive and fun!

5,0 4 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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?

Whitney
Whitney
Asst. Vice President in VS
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Schoolleiding, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Excellent language learning app

5,0 8 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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.

Regina
Configuration Specialist in VS
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 201-500 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Great Language Learning Software, But Riddled with Ads

4,0 vorig jaar

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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
Brand ambassador and affiliate marketer in Kenia
Marketing en reclame, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Best language learning app

5,0 2 jaar geleden

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

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Asst GM in India
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Mijnbouw en metalen, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Learn so many languages for free!

5,0 vorig jaar

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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
Chief's Editor in VS
Mediaproductie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Don't forget to practice!

5,0 vorig jaar

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

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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

Geverifieerde reviewer
Associate Analyst, Talent Acquisition in Jamaica
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Outsourcing/Offshoring, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Great Beginner Language Learning App

4,0 3 maanden geleden

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

Pluspunten:

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!

Minpunten:

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.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Clinical Psychologist in India
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Geestelijke gezondheidszorg, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Best Language Learning App

5,0 5 maanden geleden

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

Pluspunten:

- 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

Minpunten:

- reporting an error in a language exercise was difficult

Sheikh Sakib Ishrak
Sheikh Sakib Ishrak
Associate Software Engineer in Bangladesh
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Computersoftware, 201-500 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Home for Learning New Languages in a Fun, Casual Way

5,0 vorig jaar

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Software Support Technician in Bosnië en Herzegovina
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

How to Master new language? Try Duolingo

5,0 2 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Admistration Assistant in Zuid-Afrika
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Bouw, 501-1.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Fun learning with friends

5,0 8 maanden geleden

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

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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
Student in Verenigde Arabische Emiraten
E-learning, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

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

5,0 vorig jaar

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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
Author in VS
Tekstschrijvers, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Homework, homework, homework

4,0 6 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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
Founder in Oeganda
Internet, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Duolingo

5,0 7 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: 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.

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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
PhD Student in Italië
Research, 501-1.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

A great way to learn a language!

5,0 5 maanden geleden

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

Pluspunten:

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.

Minpunten:

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.