Hello Lovies! Happy Friday. To celebrate this and every coming Friday, FIP has added a new weekly feature. Every Friday FIP will tell you all about an app that we find noteworthy.
Today’s feature is DuoLingo!
Are you traveling soon and want to learn the local dialect? Or have you just been wanting to learn another language and haven’t gotten around to it due to inconvenience or cost?Well my friends, you and I can’t use theses excuses anymore.
DuoLingo is user friendly, absolutely free and available to you whenever via phone or laptop. The site features lessons in:
- Esperanto (really! how cool)
- French (Oui!)
The site offers new members a tour to acclimate yourselves. Afterwards, the learning is broken up into series such as Basics or Phrases. You can go throw the activities and test yourself at the end.
Dare I venture to say, the site’s design is very kid friendly, almost seems like a game. Children who can read and operate phones would learn a new language in a fun and effortless way.
The site was co-created by Luis von Ahn – a computer science teacher at Carnegie Mellon University and student Severin Hacker in 2012. Since then, DuoLingo has been downloaded over 10 million times and won Best App of the Year. The company has grown to around 30 people now. The vision is to have 50 languages loaded by the next few months.
Definitely check it out. FIP gives it two thumbs up.