Duolingo Review: App Advent – WHS 174

You’ve probably heard a lot about Duolingo either from friends or seen it reviewed on various blogs. In this episode, I interview two of my kids to get their take on it after having used it for three months. I also provide some insight from a parent’s point of view.

Duolingo Review

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Quick Takeaways

I decided to interview two of my kids who use Duolingo the most and ask them what they like and dislike about the app and website. They had some very interesting things to say.

As a homeschool parent, you can sign up as a “school” and add your kids as students to track their progress. The only downside is that each student must have a unique email address. I created some dummy email accounts for my kids. Not everyone may be willing to do that or have the technical know-how. I’m hoping that in the future Duolingo will allow multiple students under the same email address.

I used the app myself and it’s fun trying to earn achievements but if you have notifications turned on it can be a little annoying due to the frequency of the notifications.

Overall, I find the site and app easy to use and fun for learning a foreign language. Will you ever get fluent in Esperanto with Duolingo? Probably not. It’s still a great supplement when learning a new language.

App Description

Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and English. Totally fun. Totally free.

Duolingo is changing the way people learn languages.

With Duolingo, you learn a language completely for free. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends.

Duolingo is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store.

Listen to last year’s App Advent podcasts:

Top 5 Free Education Apps: App Advent – WHS 132
Top 5 Free Kids Apps: App Advent – WHS 133
7 Alternatives to Apple’s Podcasts App – App Advent – WHS 134

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By John Wilkerson

John Wilkerson combines over 20 years of professional experience in the computer industry with 17 years of homeschooling 7 children to give parents easy to understand advice on the application of technology in their homes.