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Duolingo - Have fun learning a foreign language

Updated on May 31, 2016

The Internet provides many learning opportunities. You can learn a foreign language, Marketing, Algebra, Philosophy, just about anything. Best of all, many of these courses are free of charge. This article discusses one of my favorite sites, Duolingo.

Spanish, Dutch, Esperanto, Norwegian, and more.

Duolingo provides free foreign language lessons. They are self-paced and fun. Lessons include listening, translating and written exercises, and game-like activities. These exercises help train your ear, test knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, and spelling. Each lesson offers a fair amount of repetition which reinforces your knowledge of previous lessons, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment. Duolingo offers 17 languages:


Duolingo offers lessons for 17 different lessons

  1. Spanish,
  2. French,
  3. German,
  4. Italian,
  5. Portuguese,
  6. Dutch,
  7. Irish,
  8. Danish,
  9. Swedish,
  10. Russian,
  11. Polish,
  12. Esperanto,
  13. Turkish,
  14. Vietnamese,
  15. Norwegian,
  16. Ukranian, and
  17. Welsh


iPhone and Android

In addition to the website, there are apps for the iPhone and Android phones.

Learning tips

Learning a language requires practice and patience. Set aside 30 minutes a day for your Duolingo lessons. If you find a lesson difficult or confusing, repeat it. The goal is not to see how quickly you can complete each lesson, but to learn and understand the content of each lesson.

Duolingo is a nice program to introduce you to a new language. It also acts as a supplementary tool for a language you are studying at school.

What language would you like to learn?

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