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What Is Duolingo?

Cloud-based learning management system that helps educators provide language training and track student's progress.

Who Uses Duolingo?

Language learning management solution for educational institutions, that helps with creating online classrooms, scheduling assignments, tracking student activities, and more.

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Reviews of Duolingo

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.3
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4.6
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Maricarmen
Maricarmen
Strategic Designer in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

An amazing tool for learning languages

5.0 last month New

Comments: It is a great tool for beginners, the notifications help the user stay motivated and compromised. It is very easy to use and the ux is great.

Pros:

I love how easy and intuitive it is, it's fun to practice and it keeps me motivated.

Cons:

It can feel a little boring after some time because the exercises are the same.

Jennifer
Educator in Canada
Primary/Secondary Education, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Spanish Scam

4.0 last month New

Comments: A bit frustrated as there are glitches and errors. Paying about of money I would expect more. They don’t focus on important things like verbs leaving you confused as you go further along.

Pros:

Fun way to learn a new language. The challenges are fun but it is only fun if you pay. Otherwise it’s not enjoyable.

Cons:

I was scammed into a free trial and they took my money out of my account before the trial was up. Duolingo would not reply and Apple would not refund.

Judi
individual in US
Writing & Editing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Not geared toward slow language learners

3.0 8 months ago

Comments: At first I liked this app. Now I am ready to leave. The more I work, the more I get demoted. I am not being tested or compared to how I have done but by how others do. Not interested in that. Languages are hard for me. By keep making the sentences faster and faster, there is no point in me trying. By hitting the 'slow' button, I hear the individual words - NOT how one word blends into the next. Perhaps there should be three layers as one gets more advanced.

Pros:

Early on, i liked Duolingo a lot. There were others who had questions and there was a peer review from which I learned things. I liked the amount it repeats.

Cons:

The timed practices. That doesn't test my knowledge of the language I am learning, it tests how fast my eyes go from one column to the other column. And then the right column doesn't even have the right words in it at the same time as the left column. Also, the peer review seems to be gone, so when I get something wrong, I don't necessarily know why.

Amy
IT Business Analyst in Morocco
Information Technology & Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Learning can be fun

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Very pleasant, the first platform that allowed me to get back to learning languages, I can't thank them enough!

Pros:

I always found learning languages to be quite the chore, exams, tests and whatnot, for someone with an actual phobia of exams (long story, horrible experience in school), this is the only platform that allowed me to learn a language and not feel like I'm learning anything, the gamification is on a whole new level, Thank you Duolingo team for allowing me to learn and actually enjoy learning!

Cons:

Most users abuse the leaderboard, this is not much of a problem, all one has to do is turn their account private and learn in peace.

Nicole
Nicole
Owner in France
Verified LinkedIn User
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great way to learn the basics of a new language

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Pros:

There's a great variety of languages available and I like that it offers a placement test if you're already a bit familiar with the language

Cons:

Because I'm living in countries where I'm also learning the languages on Duolingo, I'm learning at a faster rate than the application and I find I eventually get bored at the level it put me at in the beginning as I've surpassed it with real-life learning and development. So I end up stop using the app. Would love to be offered a level placement reassessment for such cases.