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I have an IPhone and use family sharing...

Ok so... I have an IPhone and we use family sharing. Which means that my mom is always in charge of what kind of apps I download. Today, I created an account on Duolingo and started French, because I recently gotten back my mid-term report card in high school (Grade 9). My French mark was really bad: 77% and the average was 83%... I wanted to improve my French score. I'm doing pretty well for a start, so then I decided that I should get the app on my phone so it would be easier to study French when I don't have my laptop with me. If you know what family sharing is, then I won't have to explain, but I will anyways. If I wanted to download an app, I have to type in my password, and then an approval message will be sent to the person who is in charge. In this case, it is my mom. If the person approves it, it will start downloading automatically. But if they decline it, it will not download. I sent my mom an approval message, then guess what! She declined Duolingo because she said it looked ridiculous and silly that the app has a face of an owl. I told her that it's a very helpful app for people who wants to learn languages for free, and that it will improve my French mark. My mom doesn't understand that, so I don't really know what to do right now..... How do I convince my mom to let me download that app????? Thanks is advance :)

November 19, 2017



Maybe have her try duo herself and see what she thinks? If you can't get her to get the app, there is always your browser on your phone. Some people say the website itself is better than the app. I for one don't have the app on my tablet because I feel like it is unnecessary. I posted a while back asking if the app was better than the website, and many people said it wasn't. Some people use both, and both the website and the app have their benefits. So I guess this all sums up to- if you can't get the app, don't sweat it. The website is just as good (if not better) :).


I suggest showing your mom the website. Do a couple lessons to show her what it's like. And look up some good information about duolingo.


Assuming you have access to a web browser on your phone, use Duolingo on the mobile website. The app isn't very good and is chock full of problems.


I disagree, especially since I'm no longer on the Gems+Health AB test, which I am celebrating.


I'm not sure if I have decent advice as to how to convince your mom to download the app, but perhaps you should look up more information on Duolingo's background to give your mom a better idea of the purpose of this site. Perhaps if she had more context, along with reviews on the app, then she may be more inclined to make an educated decision. ^ ^


show her the reviews on the app in google play. show her how it works on the website, and explain that you want to do this as a way to help bring up your average. tell her that if you start getting better grades now, you can keep that up throughout high school and then it'll make getting into colleges easier and maybe you could get a scholarship so less money. and mention dl is free!


I feel bad that I find this kind of funny :/ am I a terrible person? Lol I'm serious, I laughed at this suggestion.


Well it comes up in every "Best Language Learning App/Program/Course" search I've done...so maybe you can discuss with her how highly recommended it is and let her know the simple-yet-whimsical layout is to make it highly approachable for all ages and skill levels

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