One good way to impress people (and potential employers) is to show them your multilingual capabilities. However, it takes effort to get there, and while learning new languages may come easier to some than others, Duolingo strives to make it a breeze for everyone.
Launched in late 2011, Duolingo set out with a promise to teach people new languages for free, forever. Now, that promise is available to Windows Phone 8.1 owners too. Users can learn Spanish, Danish, Irish, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Portuguese, Dutch or English. The app itself has been translated to 22 different languages so people from all around the world can use it to learn new languages.
The service is designed is to make learning a new language a fun and addictive process, it employs reading, listening and speaking activities to keep things interesting and non-repetitive. The developers have in a sense turned the learning process into a game where users earn experience points as they progress and complete activities.
All in all, the app is a great way to learn new languages; it is aso free and includes no ads. If you’re wondering, the company makes money by offering a translation service to organizations like CNN and BuzzFeed, who are looking to properly translate content and documents.
If you’re interesting in expanding your linguistic abilities, Duolingo is highly recommended. You can download the app now via the Windows Phone Store link below.