#DownloadWorthy: Duolingo

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to become fluent in Spanish, only to forget everything you ever knew en español? Or did you swear you’d step up your French language skills before your semester abroad, only to realize you forgot to practice le français langue altogether? Don’t worry, we have the quick, easy and fun fix for all your language learning problems!

Introducing: Duolingo.

This quickly-growing app has taken the gamification of learning to the next level. Users pick their desired language and move through increasingly-advanced levels of learning to speak it! From the basics, to food, clothes, and the slightly less fun – plurals and conjunctions – the app prompts you through the levels with exercises that have you speaking, reading, listening, and using images to work through your new language. You truly feel like you’re playing a game and, before you know it, you’ve been playing for hours…

duolingo

With your the help of your pal, Duo the Owl, you earn points to get to the next level. After time, you’ll be prompted to return to previous levels to reinforce the skills you worked on there. Keep in mind, you’ll want a quiet place to practice. You’ll be prompted to speak and the app will speak to you, too. Before you know it, you’ll feel infinitely more confident in your language skills!

The app’s developers claim that playing through 34 hours of DuoLingo equates to one full semester of a language course! While we think that’s quite a claim to make, it’s definitely worth a shot to check out the app. With language choices ranging from Spanish to French, German to Turkish, we’re sure you’ll find a language to love!

Dashed Lines

Up for the challenge? We sure are…meet us at the *Food* level!

Have you tried it and improved your language skills? Tell us all about it @BNCollege OR in the comments below!

1

Leave a Reply

Popular Articles
8 Memory Tricks for Your Next Exam

8 Memory Tricks for Your Next Exam

Exams are undoubtedly one of the most stressful parts of being a student. Even if you made time to study, there's always that frustration of forgetting something Read More…
6 Bedroom Essentials for a Better Night’s Sleep

6 Bedroom Essentials for a Better Night’s Sleep
07.12.17

Brought to You by our Partners at Target From hitting the bed early the night before an exam to those power naps in between classes, it's Read More…
The Ultimate List of Dorm Room Hacks

The Ultimate List of Dorm Room Hacks
07.21.16

Making the move from your home to a dorm room might seem like a big adjustment. Your kitchen is suddenly just a mini fridge and microwave, and Read More…
The Ultimate College Packing Guide

The Ultimate College Packing Guide
03.25.17

No one has ever claimed that packing for college is easy. Between digging through all of your sentimental keepsakes, to deciding which practical items you'll need while away Read More…
Twitter
The College Juice © 2017