The app Duolingo is a free app that helps you learn a new language. It is very simple to use. All you have to do is register for a free account, pick a language you want to learn, and begin taking lessons. Within the app, you can set a goal for how many experience points you want to earn daily. Experience points are rewarded when you finish a lesson. Each lesson is a short quiz that teaches you new words, and there are many lessons. Each day, the app sends a notification to remind you to finish your lessons. If you ignore them, you lose progress and have to retake old lessons. This is very beneficial because it helps reinforce the words you learned. One cool feature that this app has is you can share your progress with a teacher or parent by adding their email under the progress sharing setting. On top of the constant notification reminders, the app is a genuinely fun game, and it keeps its users coming back. In my opinion, many students would enjoy using this app in their foreign language classes.
In my Sophomore year, our Italian teacher had us use Duolingo, and it was very helpful. It helped me get an awesome grade on my final exam. Within the app you can add your friends to your friends list and see where you stand on a leaderboard with them. This provides some friendly competition which will encourage students to continue using the app. Another cool feature that Duolingo has is you can upload your progress to LinkedIn, and it will provide the percentage fluent you are in that language! Duolingo can help teach students new words, and help reinforce words that they already know. Based on my experiences, I believe that Duolingo can play a large role in many foreign language classrooms. Overall, I would give Duolingo a five-star rating because it is an awesome app that helps teach you a new language for free.