Rosetta Stone eat your heart out!
Congratulations on reaching 10 million users. Such a better method than the antiquated Rosetta Stone or Pimsleur. And free too! Keep it up!
That is also what I plan to do. Believe me, I tried Pimsleur and thought I was being thrown back into the Dark Ages of language learning. After a week I had been repeating a hundred times the same stupid sentence about Good-morning-señor-can-you-tell-me-where-is-the-Bolivar-restaurant... I thought I would die of boredom.
I agree with you all. Praising a method above the others does not mean the others are bad. As adult learners we try to duplicate the immersion situation of children learning their first language. So good luck to all of us for trying to master another, often many, other languages!
I have been using Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur together for 6 six years for Chinese and Spanish. I found DL last week and i saw that it is very similar with RS. So, ı suggest work on computer RS, on mobile DL and while on road Pimsleur. You will master any language which you want in a short time like 6 months with daily 2 hrs working.
Let's see some more obscure languages! I'd love to learn !Xung, but since that's only spoken by a few hundred people I doubt it'll happen... Also their system would have trouble speaking and teaching the tongue clicks. But seriously, it would be cool to learn some Asian languages. Maybe not Japanese or Chinese, since I can't type those, but one of those languages with the sentance structure opposite of English would be very interesting.
I assume you are referring to the fact the English here is "American English" and the Portuguese is "Brazilian Portuguese". This is true; however, I think the original poster was referring to Indo-European languages informally. If that is the case all the languages on Duolingo are in fact Indo-European languages.
Duolingo is great, but other programs can also be useful. One can learn a language by using more than just a single tool. While I think Duolingo has most of the competition beat (it is free and very good), using other tools to assist in the language learning process might be smart. I personally use a combination of Rocket Spanish (bought it a long time back), Duolingo, and SpanishDict (free as well). I find all three useful.
I'm a bit sad that my German teacher is requiring us to all get a copy of Rosetta Stone. Regardless - I'll continue with Duolingo loyally!