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Duolingo 3.2

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USER REVIEWS

Learn a language easily from home with this great application

By Sam James

On Friday, June 13, 2014

Duolingo is a website for the free language learning while a crowdsourcing platform text translation. The service is designed so that as the user advances in learning helps to translate web pages and documents. Currently the site only offers courses in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese Though now available "The incubator languages."

The learning method is very simple, we are seeing words in English (or the language you are learning) and our language . Also applying to pronounce each word as spoken know. As the years have options for selecting the words translate us to write or even without any help. All with the help of images that help us to associate each word with its meaning and thus have greater retention.

With different levels begin with the basics including different lessons. As we move forward we gain points. If we see that the level is too simple, we can move forward and unlock new.

To do this, the icon shaped lock and tap will start a test. If we overcome the test will pass to the next level without having to go through the basic lessons. And so on. So that according to our level we can move to a more or less advanced. So that according to our level we can move to a more or less advanced.

Pros

  • learning is fun and easy
  • sentences are easy to understand

Cons

  • Not appear to take into account the structural part in respect to the translation
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Learn a new language with ease with themed lessons and rewards

By Ellie Teller

On Monday, July 20, 2015

Duolingo is a translation app that allows users to learn new languages by translating texts in a cool way. Each language is divided into several themed modules with increasing difficulty that cover all commonly used expressions and sentence structures, basic words and verbs. There are different exercises such as identifying a word from four images, filling in the gaps or translating full sentences from your mother language to your new one and vice versa.

Once you are familiar with a lesson and you pass all the exercises, the next one will unlock, and will make you use all the things you’ve learned combined with new terms. Nevertheless, if you fail three times you will have to restart the lesson. You will often move forward without being completely familiar with a lesson, so don’t be afraid of repeating it as many times as you need, trust me, the effort pays off later on.

Pros

  • Well planned lessons and modules that cover all the basics
  • The game rewards you if you practice your new language every day

Cons

  • If you are a native English speaker everything’s fine, otherwise, the app has its flaws
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Learning a new language made both extensive and enjoyable with the new Duolingo software

By Kim Kiruma

On Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For all resources it becomes to hard to at time translate some texts on your daily web activities. There comes a software that is able and accurately translate texts from a couple of languages into English, French, Portuguese, Italian and German. This comes in handy for all the linguists out there who want to learn the stated languages and do not want to enroll in physical classes. The software is a free download and thus very easy to acuire. The setup after download is made vey easy with a setup wizard in place making the whole process a walk in the park. The software is then made intresting by giving it a game like touch where lessons are made lively as playing a game. The user in every lesson is given lives that he or she loses any time a wrong answer is given. Each lesson has four lives meaning any time one is unable to provide the correct answer four time he or she I forced to retake the lesson as the lives are used up. This placement tests helps one to determine the level of understanding. Incase one is unable to understand a question there is an option to discus the sentence.

Pros

  • The application has an offline mode that allows one to continue using the application without internet connection
  • The software can be synchronized across devices

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  • the software has a very limited language option
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • for learning english as a second language anfd for developing my english knoweledge concerning listening speaking reading and writing. it is

  • For learning german language to stimilate brain activity and practise with other people as a social avenue for meeting new people that are al

  • to learn french Starting French may be overwhelming. There are essential questions you need to ask yourself first to set up a successful plan of action.

  • I am going to use this program for self development, work related activity and advance my career. Doing this, will make me to live in franco

  • For an Exam in University. I'm going to improve my espanol. So I wanna have an application that helps me in this pourpose. And Duolingo seems ok!

What similar programs have you used?
  • i tried the rosetta stone is very fun and educated and similar to this duolingo 3.2 app also it helps me to learn spanish easily and practice

  • to know moe about languages like english then how to speak it with friends and foreign people. whatever english is an effective language in the world

What do you like most about this program?
  • the program is very efficient as compared to many other programs online plus it has many languages.i also like the flexibility that it contain

  • It makes the world one global village, both socially and business wise. Thus removing fears of the unknown in most societies. Less friction.

  • languages explained easily with lots of examples and quite a clear modes of pronunciation as they come along a better accened vocabulary variations

  • free and comprehensive audio visual aids learn at your own pace in the comfort of your home online resources to aid in learning and covers all levels of training

Review

Duolingo is a free text translation app that includes resources for English speakers to learn German, French, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish, as well as resources to learn English from all the languages mentioned, except for German. It offers written and dictation lessons and a skill tree in which you can keep track of your progress. It syncs across devices thanks to cloud services.

It offers written and dictation lessons and a skill tree in which you can keep track of your progress

The greatest part of this app is that you are developing your skills and simultaneously translating the web. Similarly, it allows going through lessons if you are offline. Generally users love Duolingo, although some of them criticize the reduced speaking practices and claim that some sentences lack context.

Getting started

Once you are done with the download and installation process, there are two paths to follow in Duolingo: start studying a language from the beginning, or taking the placement test to skip some lessons if you have studied that language before. This way, you will be free to bypass the stuff you already learned.

Duolingo structures lessons as games. In each lesson you get four “lives”: every time your answer is wrong, you lose a life. If finally you run out of lives, then you have to start the lesson again. In Duolingo there are several ways to get ahead in lessons: racking up points for completing translation tasks and lessons, getting credits for particular accomplishments or increasing your tally of vocabulary words you’ve learned, amongst others. This app allows you to have friends, so you can see their scores on a leaderboard.

If you got a question wrong and do not understand why, simply click on the “Discuss Sentence” link to open a discussion forum. Usually, there is somebody that asked your same question before, so the answer will be waiting for you. If that is not your case, go ahead posting your doubt; surely there will be somebody responding soon.

Repetition is a great way to embrace new and unfamiliar content. In Duolingo, reviewing old lessons do not only mean racking up points again, but also keeping your vocabulary marked as “strong” (if you do not come back to these words often, they lose “strength”). If you are looking for something more challenging, Duolingo also includes Timed Practices you can unlock by earning 25 lingots. They consist of 30 initial seconds to answer 20 questions.

Duolingo 3.2 Features

The unique features of Duolingo are:

  • English-Spanish, English-French, English-Portuguese, English-Italian, English-German
  • French-English, Portuguese-English, Italian-English, Spanish-English
  • Four hearts/lives granted for each lesson
  • Placement test to check your level and bypass lessons
  • Skill tree to keep track of progress
  • Synchronization across devices
  • Discuss Sentence to see an explanation for your mistake
  • Ability to add friends and see their scores in a leaderboard
  • Unlockable Timed Practices
  • Offline mode

If you want to read more information about Duolingo before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to correctly download and install Duolingo are listed below:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo or later
  • iOS 6.0 or later
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch