Language Learning App: DuoLingo

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Duolingo AppSpecial thanks to Aysha Aslam for sharing this wonderful app with Circles of Innovation. According to Aysha, you can use this app to learn Spanish, French, German, Italian or Portuguese, and you can do it for FREE! The App is working to bring free language education for the world: https://www.duolingo.com/ 

Here’s how it works: Somebody who needs a webpage translated uploads it to Duolingo. That document then gets presented to Duolingo students who can translate it in order to practice the language they are learning. When the document is fully translated, Duolingo returns it to the original content owner who, depending on the type of document they uploaded, pays for the translation. You may have heard it discussed on the NPR TED Radio Hour  http://www.npr.org/2014/06/10/319071368/translating-the-web-with-millions-luis-von-ahn-answers-your-questions

You may have also seen Luis Von Ahn’s (the guy responsible for the app) TEDTalk. Enjoy!

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