Duolingo For iPhone: A Fun Way To Learn Spanish, French German On The Go Share
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When I first came across Duolingo, an app that claims to teach you new languages easily, I was a bit skeptical. After all, if an app can teach you Spanish or German, why are there are so many college classes and linguistic institutes all over the world? However, after taking Duolingo for a spin, I can’t help but say that this particular app actually does what it says. Learning a new language can be tough, but Duolingo treats this complicated task like a game, where you get points for learning new things and making progress in the language of your choice. The app offers lessons for Spanish, Portuguese, German and French. You just have to start learning little words at first, and then slowly Duolingo starts slipping in hints regarding the grammatical structure of the language. Your progress is mapped out in a graphical chart for some extra motivation. So, as they would say in France, continuer à lire.

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If you download the Portuguese or French version of Duolingo, your own language will be replaced by English in the selection menu. This means that the app can be used to learn English too. To get started, users have to sign up for a Duolingo account via Facebook or their email ID. After the configuration is complete, Duolingo directs its uses to Skill Tree. As you start learning the chosen language, the tree will start filling up, which is a pretty good representation of the progress you make. It is possible to initiate random practice from the main menu, but the preferred mode of action is to hit the Basic 1 tile on the Skill Tree and proceed from there.

Duolingo iOS Word  Duolingo iOS Suggestions  Duolingo iOS Reward

The lessons start with a few basic instructions. Duolingo will familiarize you with some of the simplest and frequently used words of the language. For beginners, words are accompanied by pictures of the object being discussed, while the app will also speak out everything to help you learn the correct pronunciation. We mentioned that Duolingo treats its lessons as a game, and this is evident from the top-right corner of the lesson screen. You are assigned four lives for every session, and you lose one heart at every mistake. To master each lesson, you will have to answer all the questions with at least one life remaining. The questions asked by Duolingo can be multiple choice queries, you might have to type a phrase by merely listening to it, there are fill in the blanks and some other types of questions too. Once a lesson is over, your overall performance is assessed and a score is revealed.

Quite surprisingly, Duolingo is a free app, and all the content in it is available without any cost. Of course, I have not tried out all the lessons yet, but I intend to continue with my quest for learning Spanish and finding out why Chelsea’s Fernando Torres is called El Niño!

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