My latest app obsession is one that’s both education and entertaining. I took about 6 years of Spanish, spanning from 8th grade to freshman year of college, and always found it to be one of my favorite subjects. Lately, I’ve been trying to teach myself German via Duolingo, an app that helps you learn various languages, for free!
If you’re wanting to learn multiple languages, or brush up on ones you already know, you’re able to open more than one “course,” and practice at your own pace.
For example, to do maintenance on my espanol, I opened up a Spanish course and selected to “test out” of categories by taking a quick quiz to determine what my level was. While I’m no expert, it was great to know I still held a good chunk of the things I learned over those 6 years.
In addition to learning the phrases/words, you can listen to a translation to help you with pronunciation, one that I’ve found to be especially entertaining, because for some reason I keep wanting to say German things with a Spanish accent! Awkward!
As of today, there are 13 (free!) language courses available for native English speakers, and new ones are always being added! It’s interesting to see how many other people are learning to language too. If English isn’t your native language, there are options for several other languages as well!
Have you learned any other languages? Which one(s) would you like to pick up?