APP In The Spotlight
Are you travelling abroad soon? Have you always fancied learning a new language? If so then this app is brilliant!
Duolingo mixes up the way you learn, combining reading, listening, speaking and writing. You can use the app on your smartphone or via the web on a desktop computer.
You can spend as little as 5 minutes a day on it and you can set notifications to remind you to do your daily learning. As you progress through the language you will be told which words you are weak on and you will be rewarded with additional features should you keep all your ‘strength bars’ full.
There are currently 15 languages available and you can invite friends to compete against you with various challenges, which adds a little fun. You can even link your account to your LinkedIn profile and show everyone how fluent you are in your new language!
Best of all the app is completely free and promises to remain free.