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Best Duolingo Alternatives

Duolingo is described as 'Join over 300 million learners on Duolingo, the most popular way to learn languages! It’s free, fun and effective. The secret? Duolingo feels like a game and makes sure you stay motivated' and is a very popular language learning tool in the education & reference category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Duolingo for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, iPad and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Memrise, which is free. Other great apps like Duolingo are LibreLingo, Busuu, Rosetta Stone and Drops.

Duolingo alternatives are mainly Language Learning Tools but may also be Flashcard Learning Tools or Dictionaries. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Duolingo.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Online
  • Android
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  • Android Tablet
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  1. Memrise icon

    Memrise

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Have fun while learning a foreign language with Memrise. The more you enjoy learning, the more (and quicker) your skills will develop. This is why entertainment mixed with real-life, relevant content is at the very core of the Memrise language learning experience.

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    Most users think Memrise is a great alternative to Duolingo.

    Memrise only teaches vocabulary.

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    Hear from native speakers who have volunteered examples

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    Real spaced repetition algorithm for reviewing words: http://memrise-users.wikia.com/wiki/Memrise_Spaced_Repetition_Intervals. The algorithm seems have been slightly improved (adding shorter intervals). 6-step process for learning (planting) words is better than the DuoLingo approach which often just throws the new/unknown words as orange (without pictures) into a typed translation practice exercise.

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  2. LibreLingo icon

    LibreLingo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    My goal is to start a community-driven language-learning platform that gives its users and contributors a way to influence its future and adapt it to special requirements.

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    It is completely Free Open Source Software and everyone can use it.

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    To date, it only allows learning Spanish from English

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  3. Busuu icon

    Busuu

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese and 6 other languages. Language learning is simple, fun and effective with Busuu. You can even fit language learning into your daily schedule with the help of our study plan.

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    Almost everyone thinks Busuu is a great alternative to Duolingo.
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    Rosetta Stone

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Rosetta Stone is the worlds #1 language-learning software. Our comprehensive foreign language program provides language learning for individuals and language learning for organizations.

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    This alternative is disputed. Rosetta Stone is still a legitimate alternative to Duolingo, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    I like Rosetta Stone. It is very good to use this program when you only start learning a language. Amazing is that you don't need to translate it to your native language. You learn it as a child his first language. And it is good for pronunciation. But it is very expensive.

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    Drops

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    Drops takes “boring” out of language learning: useful vocabulary is beamed into your memory via gorgeous minimalist illustrations and fast paced micro-games.

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    Lingvist

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Learn Spanish, French, German, Russian, and English with Lingvist – a hyper-efficient vocabulary builder that uses AI to improve your memory.

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    Lingvist vs Duolingo opinions
    Most users think Lingvist is a great alternative to Duolingo.

    It caps your learning at 3000 words while Duolingo is completely free, with no cap on vocabulary or any basic functionality. The only cost comes from buying additional services like Tinycards, etc.

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    Vocabulary.com

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
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    Vocabulary.com is the easiest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary. It combines an adaptive learning system (The Challenge) with the world’s fastest dictionary (The Dictionary) so that you can more quickly and more efficiently learn words.

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    Because, when i search vocabulary.com i can only learn english, meanwhile duolingo lets you learn another language if you already know english

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    LingoDeer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
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    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Learn a new language with an app designed by PROFESSIONAL language textbook creators!

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    FelschR

    It works a lot better for Asian languages.

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    Mondly

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    Learn 33 languages in 500 bite-size lessons and 14 conversational modules. Be on your way to fluency by mastering the most essential 5000 words and phrases spoken by professional voice actors.

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    lernu!

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    lernu! is a multilingual website that provides free courses and information on the international language Esperanto. With lernu!, you can learn Esperanto easily and free of charge.

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