I made a video detailing my thoughts on which language app is more effective over the course of the past few days and posted it on youtube this afternoon. I thought since most of y’all don’t subscribe to my youtube channel (which you totally should), I’d make a dedicated blog post where you can read my thoughts.
So, what are duolingo and lingodeer?
Duolingo and Lingodeer are both free language learning services that offer basic to intermediate lessons in a variety of languages.
- offers detailed grammar tips
- teaches grammar in an almost template style format
- builds upon itself as the learner progresses through the course
- separate vocabulary and grammar reviews
- intuitive, customizable review sessions
- story feature where one makes things learned in lessons more tangible
- teaches stroke order of chinese characters
- rapidly expanding languages offered
- hangul chart in korean course
- cute mascot
- offers fewer languages
- less ubiquitous than duolingo
- fewer vocabulary words than duolingo
- ubiquitous, everybody uses it
- a wide variety of languages (even fictional languages like Klingon)
- wide variety of vocabulary offered
- good chrome application
- less learning curve
- dedicated lessons to the writing systems of languages ie cyrillic, hangul, hiragana
- longer courses
- competitive in groups
- rewarding (gems)
- tinycards app to use alongside
- cute mascot
- seems to be stagnating in expansion
- some courses are only available online and not on the app
- no explanation of grammar points
- the gem system discourages me from studying for a long period
- doesn’t teach stroke order in mandarin course
So, which is better?
I don’t think either app is better per se. I think honestly the best thing you can do if you wanna use apps to aid in studying is download both and use them in conjunction. Use duolingo vocabulary with lingodeer grammar rules to teach yourself how to construct sentences.
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