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Great way to learn new languages! by Lounge Trekker on 26 October 2015 5:56pm
 
Aprendiendo el español por cuatro años y lo hablo mejor hoy que ayer. I have been learning Spanish for five years and speak better today than yesterday. I have started using DUOLINGO.COM and I am very pleased with how well their system is constructed. It gives me the daily practice I need in an easy and fun format.

The four essential elements of language learning are incorporated into every lesson which take about 10 minutes each. To learn a language you need to hear it, speak it, read it and write it. All these are used in every lesson.

Languages that an Anglophone can learn include French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Esperanto, Turkish, and Ukranian.

It is free, fun and easy to use. Duolingo.com . If you are learning Spanish, spanishdict.com is a nice translation program you can use both ways. Vamos a hablar pronto! Let's talk soon!
 
Re: What languages do you speak or are learning to speak? by Spursfan2 on 26 October 2015 7:25pm
 
I/we always say the best way to learn is by being with locals of the language you want to learn - listening to them speak and getting them to help you practise. We're lucky in that we are more-or-less family with a lovely Turkish family, and we seem to learn at least one new word - or phrase - each visit !! On the other hand, we learn a lot when we visit non-touristy areas where English is hardly spoken at all.

However I have just had a quick go on Duolingo and it seems very good. I shall keep it up! Thanks Pete !!

:)
 
Re: What languages do you speak or are learning to speak? by Lounge Trekker on 31 October 2015 8:06pm
 
*bump*
DUOLINGO.COM
 
Re: What languages do you speak or are learning to speak? by downtonpotter on 25 December 2015 1:06am
 
Duolingo is a great program. I use it for school.
 
Re: What languages do you speak or are learning to speak? by Cockney Nomad on 28 December 2015 10:08am
 
Will mention Duolingo to my husband, who's a translator, but is always bemoaning the fact that he doesn't really know enough of any of the languages he translates from and has to resort to dictionaries or a couple of very good linguistic internet sites. That said, very little of his work is day-to-day usage, often technical or commercial, but he will be interested to learn of Duolingo. Thanks for mentioning it, Lounge Trekker.
 
Re: Great way to learn new languages! by Spursfan2 on 16 January 2016 1:50pm
 
Pete - if you are listening - I am currently using Duolingo to learn a bit of Italian!

Zak and I, with a couple of friends, are visiting Florence in April - my birthday pressie; somewhere I have wanted to visit since studying it as part of my degree - and I want to have at least a few words of the local lingo!!

So far I have found it excellent and the words/sentences have actually stuck!!

Thank you.

:)

 
Re: Great way to learn new languages! by Ken Dunn on 17 January 2016 9:56am
 
Caio and arrivederci SF2. Pizza and zabaglione too!
 
Re: Great way to learn new languages! by Lounge Trekker on 18 January 2016 1:09am
 
Good to hear! Keep using it, Anne. It will pay off.

Florence! Spectacular!
 



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