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Language Learning: DuoLingo

Of the many new discoveries I made through the open sharing of ideas at the 2013 EdCamp Houston 'unconference', was the potential in a mobile app called DuoLingo for students to learn English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, or Italian languages. 

Not only is it free, interactive & fun, but a recent independent study found that it beat Rosetta Stone in effectiveness for learning the Spanish Language. For the equivalent of a college semester of Spanish language study, research found 55 hours of Rosetta Stone was required vs. only 34 hours of work with Duolingo. And none of the major expense of Rosetta Stone!

While learning, it's possible to compete with friends, level up, and receive daily reminders to help manage daily language study. The business model underlying it is also fascinating--read more about it in The Crazy Brilliant Idea Behind Duolingo via

[via @TechNinjaTodd in @EdcampHouston APP session]

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    I was facing a lot problem of problem related to language so a friend told me about this application and I download it and used it and I must say it is very good application to use for quickly learning of other language.

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