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Evaluating Duolingo as a Language Learning App

This is a brief summary for a group project written by:

Reem Alamri ,Nadyah Alshreef ,Safaa Noorwali , Sara Fraih

One popular language learning platform that offers courses in over 30 languages is Duolingo. It was launched in 2011 and has since gained popularity due to its user-friendly interface, engaging gamification features, and accessibility across multiple devices. The platform targets all four language skills: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Each lesson focuses on a specific aspect of language learning, such as grammar rules, vocabulary building, and sentence structure. It also includes cultural notes and tips to help learners understand the context in which the language is used. It is primarily a self-learning platform, but it also offers some teacher-led features. For example, learners can connect with other learners and native speakers to practice the language. However, the focus is on providing learners with a personalized learning experience that they can access at their own pace and convenience.

Duolingo offers both free and paid subscription options. The free version includes access to all language courses, while the paid version offers additional features such as ad-free learning, offline access, and unlimited health (which allows learners to make mistakes without losing progress). The subscription policy is flexible and offers options for monthly or annual payments. In terms of user experience, Duolingo is generally well received by learners who appreciate the engaging and interactive approach to language learning.

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