About Duolingo

Duolingo is a learning management system designed to help schools provide language lessons and track learners’ progress. The platform enables students to read, write, listen and speak languages via online lessons on a unified interface. Teachers can define classroom instructions and share personalized feedback with students, facilitating blended learning. Additionally, Duolingo allows learners to download lessons and view them in offline mode to build vocabulary and grammar skills. It lets administrators enable or disable animations across lessons, block team members and manage parental controls in a centralized dashboard. Duolingo is available for free and on monthly subscriptions and support is extended via email, knowledge base, forums and FAQs. ...

Duolingo Pricing

Duolingo is available for free. Duolingo Plus: $6.99 USD/mo. A 14-day free trial is available.

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$6.99 per month

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Duolingo User Reviews

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SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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André

Hexis Científica Ltda.

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Chemicals

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

4

Customer support

3

Functionality

5

Reviewed April 2021

A very good option to reinforce your language skills

As a brazilian trilingual person (I spoke portuguese, english and spanish), it is a way for keep my language skills sharp, and also to learn about other languages. Nowdays I am learning japanese, and it has been a very good experience, I had contact with the language on the past, but even for a person which had not have it, the way which the App explain everything, is pretty easy and well guided. My mother is learning spanish using it, and it is awesome how she can talk with me and explain some complexes things using the skills which she learned through Duolingo.

Pros

The ease of use, the contents inside it, the exercises, the grammatic explanations are pretty good, also they have some "died languages", as latin, Irish, and some other dialects, which without this kind of technology would be tend to disappear.

Cons

Sometimes the exercises repeat so much, at point to make the user bored, but I know that some people learns with repetition. Therefore, I do not see so much advantage to choose the paid version of it.

Regina

Homes.com

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed August 2021

Great Language Learning Software, But Riddled with Ads

I have had a pretty good experience with Duolingo. It is a very effective software for language learning. It is easy to track your learning and the learning style is effective for teaching language content. I was able to apply my learning a lot faster using Duolingo as compared to other language learning software. Duolingo is available via a mobile app so you can take your courses with you anywhere. Courses are also very short so it's very easy to get a few done in a relatively short time, so perfect for learning over lunch breaks or other micro-learning sessions.

Pros

Duolingo is very easy to use and very effective. It uses immersion learning like Rosetta Stone but it's more guided. It eases you into the language you chose to learn. Gamification is good; it awards you frequently with gems to be used in the app for various perks. I have noticed that I was able to read content in my chosen learned language much faster using Duolingo than compared to Rosetta Stone. It's also very accessible in the form of a mobile app, so if you install it on your phone, it can go with you anywhere which makes learning much more accessible.

Cons

I don't like how many ads Duolingo makes you watch between lessons. It is distracting to the learning environment. It's not a problem if you subscribe to Duolingo Plus but the free version's ads are very distracting and not conducive to learning. It pushes you toward subscribing even if you don't necessarily want to.

Reasons for switching to Duolingo

Rosetta Stone was too expensive. Duolingo gave me a powerful language learning software on my mobile device with an optional subscription so I don't have to spend a dime to learn a new language as long as I can deal with the amount of ads they make you watch for content access.

Daniel

None

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed June 2021

Good app for start a lenguage

It give me the push that i was need it to start the new language that i was afraid to start. Even if, after use it for a while, i preferred to move to a more single language focus apps

Pros

It's a really friendly-user interface, with a short period of adaptation to the different functionalities, it also uses the gamification scheme to hook the user.

Cons

With long term use it becomes clear that the app only gives you the very basic of each language

Anonymous

Verified reviewer

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

4

Functionality

5

Reviewed July 2021

Learn so many languages for free!

It changed the way I learn. It is so effective and flexible that I can devote few minutes to few hours every day and learn something every day.

Pros

1. You can learn almost any language in the world for free in a user-friendly manner. 2. Rewards, points, stars, bonuses keep motivating you to learn more. There is no limit on how much you can practice. 3. There are stories, daily practice lessons, grammar tips to help you learn from the very beginning. 4. You can create streaks, double your points, wear attire for the Duo mascot. 5. You can practice, earn points, and clear checkpoints to motivate you. 6. There are listening and speaking exercises too. 7. You have leaderboards to compete. 8. You can follow friends and give them high five to encourage. 9. You can feel proud of the achievement badges that you earn with a lot of hard work. 10. You can clear your doubts by posting to people in the community groups while practicing lessons. 11. You can study multiple languages by adding as many courses as you want.

Cons

1. There is no video interface to learn the nuances of a language. 2. If you give feedback for wrong sentences in rare cases, you may not hear back soon. 3. You cannot chat with friends you follow. 4. Sometimes you get the same sentences for practice which may defeat the very purpose of learning.

Reasons for switching to Duolingo

Expensive product

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Osarumwense

TatafoHQ

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Entertainment

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

4

Functionality

5

Reviewed August 2021

It has made learning foreign languages easy peasy!

Now, i can speak and write in Italian language. I just love Duolingo!

Pros

I so much like this app...I can now communicate with a foreign language! I like the fun ways it provides for learning. It is very easy to use, and familiarise with. I love that it is free! I like the progress tracker and the notifications to remind one that it is time to learn...

Cons

The only thing I don't like is that, if you skip a day without learning, your progress level will drop. Above all, i love the app.

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