https://www.duolingo.com/Nel_TB

Apps for learning other languages?

  • 15
  • 14
  • 8
  • 132

There are many languages, like Arabic and Japanese, that I wanted to learn. But sadly, they aren't available in Duolingo. Are there any other good and useful apps or sites that I can learn other languages? Thanks!

3 years ago

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua.S.Taylor

I'm not sure why that is getting downvotes ... as a dedicated Duolingo user I still use plenty of other applications to supplement my Duolingo use, and RainXCIX is correct that Arabic and Japanese currently aren't offered on Duolingo and the English courses aren't yet in development, so the downvotes don't make sense to me.

Try out Memrise, which has a lot of courses in a huge number of languages. I don't like the format as much as Duolingo, but there is a ton of information there and some of the courses are pretty solid. I'd say that's a great place to start, but there are a tremendous number of other resources available as well if Memrise isn't your thing.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/erykzim

I like Memrise too. I like it that the regular setting is just 5 words at a time, and I can do a lesson or review on my phone in my spare moments. The no typing/multiple choice courses are easy to work with.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Latcarf
  • 17
  • 16
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 6
  • 3

I’m not very familiar with Memrise, but I have the impression that most (all?) Memrise course focus only on vocabulary, and not at all on grammar/sentence structure/conjugation/declination/and so on. Am I wrong?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cherub721
  • 22
  • 17
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • 6
  • 6
  • 3
  • 1831

You're right that most do, but the content is user created so there are some that are based on example sentences and context. Not a lot of course creators go to the trouble, but there are some good ones. There's also quite a few for just conjugations. The search function is not great there, but they have forums and one could ask for recommendations for a more grammar-minded course there.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua.S.Taylor

I would agree with this (as cherub721 says below). They are heavily vocabulary based but provide a good start for familiarizing yourself with the basics. It's a nice tool to have in addition to other resources.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
  • 25
  • 22
  • 21
  • 21
  • 19
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 1835

I just up voted it so hopefully others will follow suit.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
Mod
  • 25
  • 25
  • 9
  • 8

The Unofficial (but still awesome) Duolingo Wiki has a good collection of language resources.
Don't forget to look at the resources for multiple languages in addition to the resources dedicated specifically to the language you're interested in.

http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Language_resources

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Popp2
  • 12
  • 7
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3

I would recommend memrise for vocabulary, and, for Japanese, Tae Kim's Complete Guide To Japanese at guidetojapanese.org for grammar.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Mondly languages has Finnish, and a few others Duo does not have! If you use the code MONDLY on a computer, you can get all of the lessons in all of the languages for free.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rozzie
  • 19
  • 12
  • 11
  • 8

Thanks for talking about Mondly now I just sign up for so thanks.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
  • 23
  • 20
  • 19
  • 15
  • 13
  • 13
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 6
  • 2
  • 12

http://www.memrise.com has thousands of free courses in languages as well as other things (like technology) for free.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperSquashMann
  • 11
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 18

Check out this blog for a huge list of language-specific resources.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
  • 23
  • 11
  • 9
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

Rosetta Stone has good reviews, though I haven't tried it myself. Mylanguages.org has lots of languages, and probably includes all the ones you want. BBC Languages has quite a few as well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
  • 23
  • 11
  • 9
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

Also, check out this page.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny
  • 13
  • 13
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3

Try the website Delvin for Japanese.

3 years ago
Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.