I am sure many people have already heard of the language learning app, Duolingo. However, for those who have never heard of it, or for those who have never tried it before, I would definitely recommend using it if you are interested in learning a language.
While it is not the most comprehensive language learning product out there, it is probably the most convenient, easiest, and best designed language learning tool out there. I would highly recommend using it if you are trying to get anywhere from absolute beginner to conversational in a language; if you are trying to become completely fluent though, you will most likely need to use a more comprehensive language learning software.
The great thing about Duolingo though, is that the lessons typically range from 5-10 minutes, and they cover a wide variety of topics that you will likely encounter in real life situations. Also, you can “level up” in each of the skills, which means lessons on the same topic will become incrementally more detailed and complex.
I love to use Duolingo if I am just looking to take a quick break, and want to try and improve my Japanese. There is another Japanese learning software that I use on my computer if I am able to set aside 30-45 minutes; however, if I am out of my house, or only have 10 minutes, I will use Duolingo on my phone instead.
Duolingo has 4.7 stars on the App Store with over 823,000 ratings, which shows just how incredible of an app it is. Also, they have over 35 different languages available (which include Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, Hawaiian, etc.) in the app, so it can be used by any type of person interested in learning a language. Rather than using 10 minutes to scroll through Instagram or Facebook, you can now use it to begin learning a language (slow, but steady!).
Duolingo Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!