Have You Ever Heard of Duolingo?

@Hate2Iron (7663)
Canada
April 9, 2016 3:20pm CST
If I hadn't been listening to the radio one afternoon in the car, I would never have heard of the company! They teach you a language of your choice for free. I have been working to polish by French and I don't know how they do it, but you feel this compulsion to return each day, just to learn more. I haven't been doing it very long, but according to the website, I am 26% fluent. I have learned so much more than I ever did in high school and I'm retaining it. If you ever want to learn a new language for even a few minutes a day... this site is amazing! Don't know when I will ever get the chance to use it, but it makes me feel good. ;)
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@JudyEv (118949)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Apr 16
I have used it to refresh my school-girl French and German. I think it is great too and enjoy reaching each new level.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
10 Apr 16
I think that it is the streaks that keep me going lol. I just spotted one lady with a streak of days over 500... I have a lot to go before I beat her lol.
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@JudyEv (118949)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Apr 16
@Hate2Iron That is incredible!
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
10 Apr 16
@JudyEv I thought so too! I guess that she used her lingots for days that she misses. I never bothered with them!
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@just4him (110107)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Apr 16
That's great. I think learning something new always makes a person feel good.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
10 Apr 16
And it keeps the mind healthy (I'm hoping lol)
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@just4him (110107)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Apr 16
@Hate2Iron It should.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
11 Apr 16
@just4him If I can still learn something new in my sixties... it has to be working lol!
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@rina110383 (24145)
9 Apr 16
I use this for Spanish. It's a fun, educational app.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
10 Apr 16
I thought that it might help with my French ancestors. I'm thinking about Swedish next. :)
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@LadyDuck (147670)
• Switzerland
10 Apr 16
I have installed it yesterday on my tablet, I need to learn to speak a better German, this is the main Swiss language, I speak the others two very well (Italian and French), but my German is very poor.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
10 Apr 16
I think that you will really like it. :)
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@LadyDuck (147670)
• Switzerland
10 Apr 16
@Hate2Iron Tomorrow I start my "lessons".
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@JudyEv (118949)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 16
@LadyDuck I think you will enjoy your lessons. But there is no-one to make sure you are working hard. :)
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@Dawwriter (248)
• Pakistan
9 Apr 16
My daughter loves learning new languages and is learning Spanish via Dulolingo, she is addicted to the site too
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
9 Apr 16
I hope that schools will pick it up!
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
10 Apr 16
I just might add Spanish to my growing list too. :)
@DianneN (74433)
• United States
10 Apr 16
I haven't heard of it. I took high school French, but took a French 100 class at our local uni before our first trip to Paris. It all came back. I still have my textbook, lab book, and tapes. Is it a free website? My son is refreshing his Spanish through Rosetta Stone, but it was expensive.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
11 Apr 16
That is what I like so much about Duolingo. It's free.
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
10 Apr 16
Yes, I've heard of it but never tried it. Interesting that it's working so well for you.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
10 Apr 16
I remember so much more than during high school!
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@xFiacre (4274)
• Ireland
9 Apr 16
@hate2iron I'm using it for Italian. I love it.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
9 Apr 16
I'm glad that it is so popular!
@amadeo (61725)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Yes,I am doing this to brush up on my Spanish.Same here I have learned a lot .This is a very good web site to learn .Hightly recommend it.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
9 Apr 16
I don't know what is different about it, but I have remembered so much more than I ever did before!
@marlina (71299)
• Canada
9 Apr 16
Duolingo: yes, I heard about it.
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@libster (168)
• Richland, Washington
23 Aug 16
I love Duolingo! I've been using it for over a year now for German. Disclaimer: it's great for vocab, but you really need something to explain the grammar to you.