This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more.
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.
I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for?
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.
Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson.
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.
And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE.
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!
Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.
My dad uses this, and he loves it! He’s been multilingual for a long time (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) and he says it’s taught him things that even he didn’t know. I might be using it for my german soon too, ‘cus I’m definitely rusty on that. Harumph
I’ve used this to brush up on my German. Duolingo is pretty darn amazing. There’s even a nifty smart phone app you can get for too.
I found Duolingo better and easier to use than Rosetta Stone. And it’s free! :O
“I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Batman!”
- Episode 1: “On Leather Wings”
- Episode 2: “Christmas with the Joker”
- Episode 3: “Nothing to Fear”
- Episode 4: “The Last Laugh”
- Episode 5: “Pretty Poison”
- Episode 6: “The Underdwellers”
- Episode 7: “P.O.V.”
- Episode 8: “The Forgotten”
- Episode 9: “Be a Clown”
- Episode 10: “Two-Face: Part I”
- Episode 11: “Two-Face: Part II”
- Episode 12: “It’s Never Too Late”
- Episode 13: “I’ve Got Batman in My Basement”
- Episode 14: “Heart of Ice”
- Episode 15: “The Cat and the Claw: Part I”
- Episode 16: “The Cat and the Claw: Part II
- Episode 17: “See No Evil”
- Episode 18: “Beware the Gray Ghost”
- Episode 19: “Prophecy of Doom”
- Episode 20: “Feat of Clay: Part I”
- Episode 21: “Feat of Clay: Part II”
- Episode 22: “Joker’s Favor”
- Episode 23: “Vendetta”
- Episode 24: “Fear of Victory”
- Episode 25: “The Clock King”
- Episode 26: “Appointment in Crime Alley”
- Episode 27: “Mad as a Hatter”
- Episode 28: “Dreams in Darkness”
- Episode 29: “Eternal Youth”
- Episode 30: “Perchance to Dream”
- Episode 31: “The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy”
- Episode 32: “Robin’s Reckoning: Part I”
- Episode 33: “Robin’s Reckoning: Part II”
- Episode 34: “The Laughing Fish”
- Episode 35: “Night of the Ninja”
- Episode 36: “Cat Scratch Fever”
- Episode 37: “The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne”
- Episode 38: “Heart of Steel: Part I”
- Episode 39: “Heart of Steel: Part II”
- Episode 40: “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?”
[Episode list continued here]
What is a social life?
Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the fire nation attacked. Only the avatar, master of all four elements, can stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years past and my brother and I discovered the new avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.
With the sudden spike in the presence of A:TLA on my dash with A:TLOK’s release, I figured it was high time to make this post, because there are shows that you should watch, shows that you need to watch, shows that your life will never forgive you for not letting in it, and then there is Avatar: the Last Airbender.
Book One: Water
Book Two: Earth
Book Three: Fire
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ANON!! I FOUND IT!! HAVE FUN!!
i am so gonna watch toy story right fucking now.
this is all im gonna do over break
OOC; OHMYGOD. IT’S HEAVEN.
HOLY SWEET HELL
BLESS YOUR COW.
OH LORD OF DEERS!!!!
I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START
I KNOW WHAT IM DOING THIS WEEKEND :D
WINTER BREAK COMPLETE. LETSGO
((Reblog so I never lose this. <3))
((I HAVE AN ACTIVITY FOR THE EVENING))
REBLOGGING SO I NEVER LOSE THIS
[OH MY GOD]
reblog for reference thank jesus
This is a good post.
kisses this post
Wacom Inkling | Here’s wacom’s newest orgasm-inducing product, the inkling. It’s a sketch pen that captures a “digital likeness” to whatever you draw with it on any paper. In addition to capturing each and every one of your strokes, it has the capability to create layers as you go as well as transfer this all onto your computer in a vector or bitmap format, allowing you to do your digital editing desires on Photoshop or whatever is your liking. If you’re interested, watch the official promotional video for it http://youtu.be/fXbBA1DRE84 or click onto wacom’s official page for the inkling, releasing this year, mid-October and starting at $199.00 I love wacom.
Must. Find. Way. To. Get. THIS!
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
the hugging one actually feels like they’re actually hugging you and you feel so much better