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.
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.
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.
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