Start learning a new language in 5 minutes

I’ve been using Duolingo for the last five years to learn German, French and now Turkish. Here’s why I recommend this app to every language learner out there.

1. It’s free!

Duolingo is a free language-learning app that you can use to learn a new language or brush up on your skills in a language you already know. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices, and it can be used offline so you can continue learning even if you don’t have an internet connection (with Duolingo Plus). It can’t get any better than free!

2. It’s fun!

Duolingo makes learning a new language fun and engaging by gamifying the learning process. You’ll earn points as you complete lessons and unlock new levels, which will keep you motivated to continue learning. Additionally, the app features cute animated characters that help make learning more enjoyable. I’m not much of a gamer, but I’ve enjoyed getting positive reinforcement from the cartoon characters each time I complete a series of tasks correctly. 

3. It’s effective!

Duolingo has been shown to be an effective way to learn a new language. A study found that Duolingo is as effective as a university semester of language instruction. Additionally, the app has been shown to improve users’ reading, writing, and listening skills in their native language.

4. It’s convenient!

Duolingo can be used at your own pace and on your own schedule, which makes it a convenient way to learn a new language. You can complete lessons whenever you have some free time, and you can pick up right where you left off if you need to take a break. Additionally, the app syncs across devices so you can continue learning on your phone, tablet, or computer.

I usually use Duolingo in the morning when I wake up or at night before going to sleep. There’s really no excuse not to start today. 

5. It’s supported by science!

The Duolingo team is constantly conducting research to improve the app and make it more effective for users. The team has published dozens of blog entries on topics such as second language acquisition, cognitive science, and educational technology. This research helps to ensure that Duolingo is always at the forefront of language-learning technology.


Duolingo has been an invaluable tool in my language-learning process. Contact me today if you want to learn more about my learning techniques and how I have helped dozens of Germans improve their English. 

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