There are two main problems that I see with learning a new language.
- It costs money
- It's a lot of work and not very exciting
- Duolingo can be used on your computer or on your smartphone as an app.
- It's fun because it uses the "level-up" idea that many games utilize, so it's actually kind of addicting. You don't want to stop learning. You can also see other friends progress and compete with them.
- You can actually learn several languages: German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French.
Duolingo is revolutionary and I've actually read that it is just as good or better than leading language software such as Rosetta Stone. So you can pay $100's using Rosetta Stone or $1000's taking college courses or you can try Duolingo for free. (I've actually never tried Rosetta Stone so I can't personally compare, but I really like Duolingo so far). Might as well give it a try first before paying money to learn a language.
Want to learn a language other than one offered by Duolingo? Want to try a different free resource? Check out these other free options:
What do you think?