https://www.duolingo.com/mileshyatt

Do you guys think there is a better website than Duolingo?

What do you think?

2 years ago

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Ddesgagne
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As far as I'm concerned, Duolingo is the best language-learning website out there. Of course there are some external resources that can be beneficial to knowledge gained via Duolingo (e.g. books), but what Duolingo does, it does well.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buck72
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For over 30 years, I've tried to find resources such as CDs, tapes and books to learn German. I've made more progress in German in 11 months than with any resource. I've used other free websites, but Duolingo is by far the best for me. Some of the other websites are good to complement my German learning. It's difficult to believe that such a wonderful resource as DL is free!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricaHarley

Memrise is great for helping you get vocabulary and grammar rules in your head, but there is no website quite like Duolingo.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bvogel1
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I find Memrise an excellent supplement to Duolingo.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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They just managed to fund Danish! Just five days to add Norwegian.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ddesgagne
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Memrise is free, isn't it?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricaHarley

Unless you decide to get Pro. You don't have to, though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sandra583316

I use Memrise in addition to Duolingo. I don't like Memrise nearly as much, but it is free.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sincaxi

I found elon.io very good for Turkish, perhaps even better than the Turkish course on Duolingo. It is more thorough and teaches you more aspects of grammar than Duolingo does. It's completely free too. The downside is that it's a new website though and only has two languages so far. I believe they will add more languages in the future, and I've noticed they've been adding to their current courses very frequently.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NeridaPeters
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Thank you for giving this link. It looks good.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aokoye
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For German? Yes - I think Deutsch Welle has a great free course that goes through B1 called Deutsch Interaktiv that, even in the A1 and A2 levels, does a better job than DuoLingo does. They also have a number of other resources for A1-C1 levels. For other languages that are supported I'm not sure. That said I don't think Duolingo is the be all and end all of any language supported and I don't think that if one wants to really learn a language they should only rely on DuoLingo alone.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90
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I finished up to A2 in Deutsch Interaktiv. I do not think you can learn German with only that course. It is good to supplement other courses such as real classes, Duolingo or Memrise.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aokoye
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When I was a beginner in terms of German I supplemented my classes with various resources on Deutsche Welle as well as using flashcards and watching shows on ZDF's Mediathek. As an advanced German student I use Anki and Memrise (I'm trying to force myself over to Anki), still watch shows on ZDF (among other networks), sometimes read Deutsch Welle articles, listen to radio shows online, and I try to find time to read the news in German. That is outside of the stuff I do in school (literature and grammar last term).

Really it's always a matter of not just sticking to one resource because no one resource is going to be optimal for everything

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90
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We use almost the same resources. I need to practice conversation and it has been difficult for me to find a partner, I think I will have to pay a tutor. I like to watch soccer in German, I like the sport and they speak slow.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aokoye
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Have you tried iTalki or The Mixxer yet? I've had good experiences on both of those websites though honestly the hardest thing is dealing with time zones.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90
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I have not. Thanks for the tip, I will try them.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aokoye
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I would also counter that you can't comprehensively learn any of the languages on DuoLingo (up to say, A2) with DuoLingo alone. Really I think any resource - including in person classes, should be supplemented with various things. Flashcards, watching/listening to things in the target language, reading, talking to people, etc.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90
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Totally agree. I have been doing this for a while, I use tons of resources.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ForgedbyHistoria

Not a free one.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandomTed
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Not for learning languages

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi
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No, there isn't. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood
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The regular tree teaches you vocabulary and the basics and the reverse tree teaches you how to write in your target language. Plus Duo is accepting of small mistakes. There is no better language learning site IMHO.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

I find Duolingo in combination with Memrise is amazing.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vegjjany
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I tried Babbel some time ago, and I can say that Duolingo is way better... also, it is free.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/crazy_harpist

A program that I have tried that is similar to duo is rosetta stone, but after a while it can get monotonous. And might I add that it's also very pricey? So my conclusion is no, there is no website better than duo. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pratyush.
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I will say Duolingo is unique. No other website which is free and have this quality. There is one Lingvist.io which is only for French. It's a year since I signed on that website and still waiting for Estonian and Russian which according to them immediate next language to be added to website. While Duolingo went from 8 to 16 languages in meantime. I fills gap which all other resources miss. It's true Duolingo is not complete but it's best tool to start up. And then it makes oneself ready for other resources.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OttoHimmelberg

What about clozemaster.com?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FengShuiDebunker

You have asked this question in the wrong place. Did you ever hear of someone called a "moderator"? LOL

1 month ago
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