Duolingo: Learn a Language While Translating the Web!

Duolingo is an amazing free website that serves two very different, yet very important, purposes: to teach people languages and translate webpages. Members can learn French, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese by going through short lessons with text and sound components, as well as a spoken segment on the mobile app. The app works seamlessly and includes all the functionality of the website.

After translating a webpage one sentence at a time, users evaluate each others’ translations until the best one is chosen and submitted as the final version. And you can choose which sentences to translate, so you never feel stuck or overwhelmed. It’s so user friendly.

I really recommend this site/app for anyone wanting to learn or practice a language. I’m currently halfway through the French course, and plan on working through Italian and German next! It’s fun, easy and so satisfying to contribute to translating the web.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!


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