Everybody has told us the same ever since we were kids: learning languages is very important, whether for our job or travels or simply because we want to expand our horizons. That's why loads of us spent hours at a language school every week learning vocabulary and language constructions in foreign languages.
But if you were a bit lazy when you were younger and you didn't make the most of your private classes, you can now resort to Duolingo to learn the language of your choice such as English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic or Russian. You can even learn High Valyrian from Game of Thrones! And all the latter from your iPhone or iPad thanks to the native iOS application, although it also comes along in APK format for Android, as well as a web version.
Changing the way people learn other langauges.
How does Duolingo work to help us learn a new language? Well, making use of the following functions and features:
- Courses available in over 20 different languages.
- All lessons are 100% free.
- Methodology based on practicing 4 language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
- Short lessons that encourage the comprehension of new words and concepts.
- Possibility to practice real-life conversations with bots.
- Fun progress system to keep you fully motivated.
Which one's better? Duolingo vs Babbel and Wlingua
This isn't the only platform available to learn languages from your phone. There are others of the likes of Wlingua or Babbel that offer us tools with the same goal but using different methods. But which one's better? It's hard to say without using them all for a long period of time but the opinions of the users seem to indicate that the app of the owl is the best one around. Don't forget that it has been chosen as the best iPhone application of the year.