Thursday, February 14, 2013

Featured Site: Duolingo


We’ve looked at several startups built to help us learn coding languages, but when it comes to learning human languages our options are pretty limited. Obviously, we’d like to see a Matrix-style system of learning as soon as possible, but until that’s commercially available (c’mon, science!), you might want to try Duolingo. Here are the facts:
  • Duolingo is completely free. No subscription fees, or even advertising. More on that here.
  • 34 hours of Duolingo = 11 weeks of university-level language study, according to an independent assessment of Duolingo’s process.
  • Learn along with your Facebook friends, and take Duolingo on the bus, plane or train with their free iPhone app.
  • Ashton Kutcher is an investor in Duolingo. While he may not be bilingual, the man can spot a promising startup.
Try it out, and tell us what you think! Or for those who, shall we say, have already jumped on board the Duolingo train, “racontez-nous ce que vous pensez!”

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