Best Duolingo Alternatives in 2021

    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 well-known app 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 (Free, Open Source), Busuu (Freemium), Drops (Freemium) and Lingvist (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 6, 2021

    1. 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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      Memrise vs Duolingo opinions
      Most users think Memrise is a great alternative to Duolingo.
      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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Memrise only teaches vocabulary.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    2. My goal is to start a community-driven language-learning platform that gives it's users and contributors a way to influence it's future and adapt it to special requirements.
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      LibreLingo vs Duolingo opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      DeeJayLSP To date, it only allows learning Spanish from English
      Negative comment 3 months ago

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      It is completely Free Open Source Software and everyone can use it.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      • 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.
      • 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. The fun part? It only takes 5 minutes a day. In fact that’s all the time you get! Insane? Yes. Works? Absolutely!
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      • 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.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      • 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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      Rosetta Stone vs Duolingo opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Rosetta Stone is still a legitimate alternative to Duolingo, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      alex82231 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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      • 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. Features:
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    3. 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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      Vocabulary.com vs Duolingo opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Because, when i search vocabulary.com i can only learn english, meanwhile duolingo lets you learn another language if you already know english
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Learn a new language with an app designed by PROFESSIONAL language textbook creators!
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      LingoDeer vs Duolingo opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      FelschR It works a lot better for Asian languages.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Enjoy learning a language. Immerse yourself in TV, movies, music, books, news, blogs, and more. All for free.
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      Flowlingo vs Duolingo opinions
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      mattwk It makes language learning fun so I stick with it.
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