Duolingo

RATING:

4.64

(556)

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.

Starting price: 

$6.99 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

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Duolingo Reviews

Overall Rating

4.64

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Duolingo

1 - 5 of 547 Reviews

Rick

2 - 10 employees

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.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed August 2021

Duolingo is great for learning a new language

User Profile

Sheikh Sakib Ishrak

Verified reviewer

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less 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.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2021

Home for Learning New Languages in a Fun, Casual Way

Duolingo knows how to keep learners motivated. Daily challenges, leaderboards, progress reports, reminders, the app's relaxing theme - everything suits my passive learning style. As the lessons are short in length, I usually get into a lesson without dedicating a long session for it. It has been a great experience so far.

PROS

A wide range of language courses is available to enroll. One of the most attractive things about Duolingo is the way the entire learning process is set up - Gamified, relaxing bite-sized lessons to dive into anytime, even on the go. Progress tracking, looking back into previously learned contents, leaderboards, community to discuss with other learners/experts - everything is well organized and easily accessible. One great part is, anyone can dive in to learn any language without spending money while staying opted out of any advertisements.

CONS

While Duolingo gives a way of learning in a fun casual way in a gamified environment, someone who has a higher priority of learning a language over other activities might find Duolingo's pace rather slow. Sometimes the lessons do feel kind of repetitive. Not everyone learns at the same pace, and I think this balancing still has an opportunity for improvement. The mobile app still lacks various features available in the web app.

Eshwar

Research, 11-50 employees

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

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2023

Great way to start learning a language, but shouldn't be your only learning source!

Duolingo is overall a great piece of software to start your language learning journey, but ultimately it will need to be supplemented or supplanted by other resources to learn a language properly. Worth giving it a go to learn the basics of a language (or three!), especially for the gamification elements.

PROS

Gamification keeps me engaged, and I can work with my friends too! Lots of language options. The listening exercises are very productive, and the scenario based sentences are great. It's a super way to start the language learning process with simple vocabulary and sentences.

CONS

Though they justify it as not strictly needed for adult language learning, basic grammar is missing from Duolingo lessons and it's hard to pick up a lot of the implied grammar rules. This includes tenses, conjugation, gender rules, etc. The app has quite a lot of ads so I tend to use the desktop version primarily; especially because I've had some software issues with the mobile app.

Zvi

Accounting, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2023

Bad customer service

PROS

It's a fun way to improve a language knowledge

CONS

It's not the best for starting from the beginning. It works muvh better ig you already have some knowledge of the language.Customer service is horrible, or to bemore accurate, it does not exist. Once you have a problem and email them they do not get back to you.

Kimberly

Writing and Editing, 1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed December 2022

Great for latin based languages, bad for others

Overall, duolingo is a fast and easy way to learn new languages. Only worth it, however, if you stick with latin based languages. If you have a need or desire to learn something unique like Russian, Ukranian, Arabic, etc, I would steer clear and go with Babble or Rosetta Stone. You won't get far with the lack of a Cyrillic keyboard, for instance. The fact they do not offer this when other language learning companies do is a cop out. I should not have to install something extra on my phone or computer. I should not have to bounce out to a separate window to formulate my text in Russian and copy and paste it into duolingo. Makes it VERY difficult to learn. I am frustrated. This is a fix other companies provide. Rise up and be better.

PROS

Picking up a second language is really easy. The lessons are straight forward, and my Spanish has improved significantly from using duolingo.

CONS

If a language course is going to offer languages that use a non Latin based alphabet -- like Russian, for instance, they should include a Russian keyboard. Babble does this. the lack of this keyboard makes learning clunky if not impossible. I will be canceling my pro plan until they rectify this or switching to Babble where they take the time to do it right.

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