keeps posting raving reviews about a type of learning software named Duolingo, so I decided to further investigate Duolingo and see what features are beneficial to Language Learners. I will also address how fluent you can become with this program.
What is DuoLingo?
Duolingo is a do it yourself style of language learning software which can be found on the internet. The
initial purpose of DuoLingo is to translate webpages, however as an unexpected bonus, a form of software was created to aid students learning foreign languages.
To test out the program, I advanced up to level 7 in French and Level 1 in Italian (a language which I started learning about 6 months ago). The program is arranged in a stepwise manner (progression tree) and it goes through topics that are similar to ones you would find in a language class. For example, there are lessons on greetings, food, animals, adjectives, possessives, clothing, colors, verb translations, and much more.
|I got an answer correct!|
DuoLingo emphasizes that you go back and review words and concepts over time. There is a large community of the forums so that if you stumble across any problems, you can discuss it with other language learners. But don't take my word for it, keep reading and see what some users think!
|My DuoLingo progress, you can see how the lessons are arranged in a step-wise fashion.|