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Duolingo is my go to app whenever I need to brush up on my basic Spanish or French. Sometimes before travel and sometimes just to get better at crosswords (often a clue will be about basic spanish or french translations of words. As a designer I look at the apps constantly for inspiration.This app has a great product design and gorgeous graphic arts. I especially love the chatting with bots to learn part. See More
Abhishek Gupta's Experience
Duolingo is a good tool for a beginner, and a good supplement to other resources. But it cannot get you from zero to understanding natives, tv, and books; and their "do the reverse tree and just speak" is usually not the correct answer to "what should I do after finishing the tree". See More
Progress is measured gaming-like by gaining XP, and leveling up. They use other creative gamification techniques to keep you motivated such as making wagers and improving your position on the leaderboard. Leaderboard compares your score to your friends' on the weekly, monthly and all-time level. See More
Memrise uses "mems" to increase your vocabulary, which are a way to connect a word to its meaning. A common example is associating a word with an image. Mnemonics are another one they use to help you remember new words. For example, "le parcours" (route or course) could be remembered with the mem "People who do parkour pick their own route". See More
I get to chat with different people around the world! See More
Marife Villalon's Experience
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