Thursday, September 26, 2013
Duolingo - language learning app (best free Android apps for kids)
26 September 2013 was European Day Of Languages. It was initiated by the Council of Europe as a way of encouraging bilingualism, and therefore better inter-cultural understanding. There are various ways of participating in and celebrating European Day of Languages, but what better way than downloading this fabulous free app that will help you learn European Languages!
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The benefits of multilingualism are numerous. Not only does it improve inter-cultural relationships, but multilingualism also has positive effects on the cognitive development of young children. Children who learn another language tend to do better in math, and also often have a talent for music. Learning other languages is fun and Duolingo is a fantastic free tool to help achieve that.
Language lessons begin with basics: naming people (i.e. the woman, the boy etc.). For every incorrect answer, a heart is lost and once all hearts are lost, the lesson quits, all progress is lost and that level needs to be repeated. Early lessons can be skipped by more advanced learners, but skipping is only allowed to those who demonstrate adequate knowledge of the language.
Lessons include translating from the language into English, and back again. There are written as well as spoken lessons. Languages to learn include German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish. Duolingo is also available online and users can sign in with Google+ accounts, Facebook accounts, or simply using an email. Celebrate diversity today and download Duolingo!
APP DESCRIPTION ON GOOGLE PLAY
Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. Totally fun and 100% free.
"Among apps for learning or practicing a language, you can't beat Duolingo." —PC Magazine. Awarded Editors' Choice for Language Learning.
"Far and away the best free language-learning app." —The Wall Street Journal
"We’ve also tried a few other methods such as book learning and Rosetta Stone, both of which bombed. That’s why I jumped at the chance to try Duolingo. And believe me, it’s addictive." —FluentIn3Months.com
Send any feedback to email@example.com Duolingo is changing the way people learn lan
• It's free, for real. No fees, no ads, no gimmicks. A college-quality education without the price tag.
• It's fun. Lose hearts for answering incorrectly, advance by completing bite-sized lessons, and track your progress with shiny achievements.
• It's constantly improving. We bust out the lab coats regularly and measure how well you learn on Duolingo. Your learning experience only gets better over time.
If you want to learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, or English, the fast, fun, and free way, there's no better choice than Duolingo.