Which is Better: Duolingo or Lingodeer?

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.

Lingodeer

pros:

  • 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

cons:

  • offers fewer languages
  • less ubiquitous than duolingo
  • fewer vocabulary words than duolingo

 

Duolingo

pros:

  • 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

cons:

  • 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.

Thank you for reading!

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One thought on “Which is Better: Duolingo or Lingodeer?

  1. If I weren’t at work I’d have SCREAMED when you said Duolingo teaches Klingon LOL! I immediately searched for it on my app and there it was! Along with High Valyrian LMAO I love the internet. I didn’t know about LingoDeer, I really find that Duolingo lacks the grammar part and I feel like I got discouraged because I had to figure it out by repeating the same mistakes over and over and over… Hopefully LingoDeer will help me out! I’ll watch your video on my lunch break! ❤

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