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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler983575

Have you used any other language programs before duolingo?

I have so far used kahoot, languages online, language perfect, quizlet and this is my next language learning program! Put down below ones you've used plz! :)

April 17, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Kahoot (seriously whoever created Kahoot is a genius), Memrise, Quizlet, other things I don't remember...

Edit: Khan Academy I also used to use. But the mains are Kahoot, Memrise and Duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaLaLand123456

Yeh same, although I have never heard of Kahoot


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaLaLand123456

Wait I saw my friends class playing it once, their teacher saw me looking in a to the class and invited me in to play XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler983575

Do you still use Kahoot!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Um well yea duh xD It's a fun tool to learn.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler983575

Annoyingly though my school blocks it but I still use it at my house! ^_^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

I've never heard of a school that blocks Kahoot o.O If anything, it's a tool that schools should encourage usage of...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Schools should encourage usage of Kahoot :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LichenTPD

How do you use Kahoot by yourself at home? Surely Kahoot is a competition that needs ~3 people at least to work properly?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Casper_duo

How do you use it? It requests a PIN to log in..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LichenTPD

@Casper_duo: What normally happens is a group of people all sit in view of the same screen, on which there is a PIN generated for each game. Then, on the screen, the 4 options are shown and each player must select the corresponding square on their device.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Casper_duo

Do you mean that players need to actually be in the same physical location??? And if I don't have anyone to play with?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LichenTPD

@Casper_duo Yes, the same physical location is required. That's why I'm a little confused as to how Tyler is playing at home...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler983575

Every now and then others online end up joining my game or I join theirs! By the way I normally find out because they send me the pin by their email to mine!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

I'm glad you posted this. I've never heard of Kahoot but now I'm intrigued. I'll check it out.

I've used:
SpanishDict (their video courses are excellent)
TellMeMore (not free but excellent)
Mondo Languages (free at library, excellent)
LiveMocha (back when it was good)
Busuu

I also use other resources like Verbling, RFI Savoirs (for French), Lyrics Training, radios, podcasts, books, YouTube...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Casper_duo

I'm probably not using it correctly but I'm having a hard time using Kahoot at the moment.
Quite annoying experience actually. I probably need to watch some videos.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Casper_duo

A video explaining it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeuxViHPV7U
Cool idea but looks like it can only be used in a class setting.
It's basically a multiple users trivia game and all players needs to be at the same physical location.

Not useful for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Casper_duo

SpanishDict (their video courses are excellent)

Is this video an indication of the rest? I find it very boring and robotic.
https://vimeo.com/77743208

Mondo Languages (free at library, excellent)

What is the URL?

TellMeMore (not free but excellent)

Was bought by Rosetta stone.

LiveMocha (back when it was good)

The Livemocha community was closed permanently on Friday, April 22, 2016

Busuu

Looks nice from 5 mins of using. It actually looks like they copied duolingo style sheet.
Paid site. Only flashcards suppose to be free.
I'm going to try this one.

Verbling

Paid private lessons


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/knudvaneeden

Busuu has also free content.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monika462979

I have used and still use Babbel.com. I see Duolingo as a complement and a way to repeat what I have learned.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TiliaMartina

I use Babbel as well. It's not free, but I find it affordable. They have native speakers for everything, which I think is great. The exercises are more varied, they have grammar explanations, and dialogues for listening comprehension. For vocabulary I like Leo.org. It's a dictionary where you can safe your own vocabulary for repetition. But it's based on German, so if you are learning German, you should check it out.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler983575

I heard of it but didn't use it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jettaska

I have used WordDive. It really made french seem easy.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Casper_duo

I tried it now. I didn't like it. Ugly interface.
And why do I need to guess the meaning just by looking at pictures?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Casper_duo

FluentU - the best and most versatile I've found.
$15 per month.
ReadLang is cool too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/--Narcisz--

I haven't used any other language program before DuoLingo, but now I use also Memrise, Quizlet, DW, and ReadLang.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/knudvaneeden

E.g. Babbel, BliuBliu, Busuu, Lingua.ly (does not exist anymore), Olly Richards, Benny Lewis, Anki, Memrise, Quizlet, LingVist, Verbix, PimSleur, Marc Frobose, Berlitz, Teach Yourself, Colloquial, Coursera, ReadLang, ....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kansokusha

When I started learning English I used a website called "Formspring", which was actually not a website dedicated to language learning; it was a Questions & Answers kind of one, and so far English is the only language I've been confident in to this day, even over Portuguese (the closest to my native Spanish). Curious, isn't it?

For other languages I have used: Rosetta Stone for Japanese, German and even Portuguese with no success, not because of the program not being useful, but because I suffer from ADHD which most of the time prevents me from even opening up the program to begin with! Also, Memrise (pretty good), SuperMemo UX (Gold! at least for me), Anki for Japanese, and currently Duolingo which so far is great!

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