You’ve booked your next holiday overseas, and want to learn a few words to get you by. It’s a good idea to learn the absolute basics in the local lingo: “hello”, “please”, “thank you”, “yes”, “no”, but you can be more adventurous if you have the time and appetite to learn! This is where this month’s app comes in handy.
If you are looking to learn a new language in a fun and interactive way, then Duolingo could be the perfect app for you to download to your smart phone. Simply set up a profile, choose the language that you are interested in learning and start setting personal weekly goals for yourself.
Free and well-designed, this language learning tool is a simple learning platform in game format that takes you through various levels. Starting from basic sentence structures, you can progress through to more advanced vocabulary, all while staying motivated and determined to win experience points to spend.
Explore the range of activities this app offers, while it tracks your progress every step of the way. There is translation, listening and speaking exercises to partake in. The app is interactive and users can forget that they are learning at all.
Not only is Duolingo a great language tool, the design is well displayed, clearly laid out and bold. Perfect for visual learners, pictures are used for learning vocabulary, and colours will indicate whether you have answered correctly or incorrectly.
This app is great for all ages, whether you are just starting out learning a new language or looking to brush up on your skills. Work through each lesson as many times as you like and become more confident each time you load the app.
Duolingo will not make you a master of languages by any means, however, it is a great starting point and does a great job of making language exciting. At FHR, we think this is a great learning tool, definitely worth downloading and giving a try. Let us know how you get on!