What people like-
- It’s absolutely FREE!
- Learn Danish, Dutch, French, German, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish
- Focuses on reading, speaking, writing and listening skills.
- Breaks down the learning into short mini lessons.
- The game aspect appeals to most kids.
- It’s easy for kids to access and use on their own.
- Access it on the web or get the app for your iPhone or Android.
What people don’t like-
- Some of the sentences are impractical.
- It’s not interactive.
- It's addicting ;)
Use it to supplement what you’re already using or to introduce your child to a new language.
Rosetta Stone, expensive but proven results
Little Pim, online videos, free with AmazonPrime teach little ones foreign language
What Friends are Saying About Duolingo...
Once you master them and get them right it moves on, at least that is how it worked for me. if I missed them they would continue to loop until I mastered them. -Kristen
We use (duolingo) and I love it!!! It builds vocabulary little by little in each level. Like Kirsten said it moves on when you show mastery. I started writing words down because I am a visual learner and wanted to be able to practice the vocabulary on my own. I used my notes while doing the lessons, however, while I got perfect scores, I was actually remembering less on my own. I did better allowing myself to make mistakes and learn from them. I have used others and I believe this one by far is the best if the child is already reading and writing. It gets you spelling and using correct verbs right away. I wish I could have had this when I went on my mission years ago!! -Debie
We use and like it, but I wish they would consider making more kid friendly and leaving out the words for beer, wine, alcohol, etc.-Dannika
my kids use it. they like it on the computer better. phone ap just pretty much is practice but doesn't teach. -Venita
My 5 year old loves Duolingo and it's free! -Heather
"Duolingo" app for cell phones my daughter uses it to improve her Spanish and my husband is learning English...they both like it a lot...it will even text you if you "get lazy" don't use it for awhile...oh and it's free...well, as long as you have wifi so the data isn't used. -Michelle
Duolingo is a lot like Rosetta Stone...and it's free. -Kimberly