58 – Duolingo

Back up 9 places this year

Duolingo is a way to learn a new language. Practice online or on the app. You can now even learn Latin!

Website: duolingo.com
Cost: Free.
Availability: Online/Download app

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 39
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 67    2017: 62    2016: 74    2015: –    2014: –    2013: –
2012: –      2011: –       2010: –    2009: –    2008: –   2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Duolingo as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“This is a new one this year too and I’ve been using it consistently for a month now to learn German.  I’m enjoying the experience and the notifications that ping in reminding me to do my German lesson.  I’m only using the free version but I have noticed that in order for me to learn it effectively, I need to WRITE THINGS DOWN. So this weekend, I’ve planned to go through the entire lot so far (Reached Level 2 – there’s heaps of lessons within each level), and WRITE down everything I’ve learned so far.  I’m also building up on my German contacts in Twitter so hopefully, I’ll be able to find people who can help me with my pronunciation. (Some years ago I did do Language Aptitude Assessments when I was in the military to see where people could be trained up easily with languages when they needed them.  My aptitude rated the highest for German.  I was however, hopeless at tonal languages….so no Mandarin for me)…” Helen Blunden, Australia http://activatelearning.com.au/2019/08/my-top-10-tools-for-learning-2/

“An app than makes learning a language less daunting and more fun. Provides encouragement by earning experience points as you learn and level up your language skills. Very clean and engaging UI. I have been using this app every single day for a full 2 years now, which pays testament to how good it is.” Learning Technologist, UK

“Great for language learning, intuitive” Head of Learning, Germany

“great for learning languages” General Manager, Chile

Previous comments

“Love learning a bit of different languages for fun” Consultant, Netherlands

“great, if not best free language learning tool ever.” Francesco Pucci, Consultant, Italy, 2016