Yes, I know that you have heard of the world’s most renowned language learning platform, Duolingo. Hey, who knows, it just might be that you have even made us of the platform, using it now or even plan on making use of it in the near future. So I have a question to ask for the newbies to the platform or those still confused about getting started with it. Do you know how to use Duolingo? Duolingo one of the best language learning platforms in the world is loved by many people all over the world. The platform is an easy-to-understand one. Due to its clean and clear user interface, users all over the world prefer it to other platforms like it. But one thing has always been with the platform with few users.
How To Use Duolingo
The problem users have always had with this language learning platform is the fact that they don’t know how to use it. If you are new to the platform you may b overwhelmed with the features and endless possibilities it offers. As a user of this platform and one who has understood it in-depth, there are ways to go about it if you really want to get the most out of it. This is something only a few know and luckily for you I am one of these persons.
Normally when you go online, most articles you will come across will only tell or inform you on how to create an account and start learning various languages. Once more I won’t be telling you on how to create an account, but rather I will be telling you on how you could use Duolingo to get the desired results. Duolingo is the best platform out there if you are looking to learn a new language. One of the various perks about the platform is that learning with it is easy and fun. And if you haven’t made use of it, it is time you do.
If you are just planning on making use of the platform or you have been making use of it for some time now, you still might be wondering as to the best way to make use of it or navigate from one course to another. This is normal and you shouldn’t be ashamed or anything of the sort
How To Use Duolingo Levels
Most users on the platform don’t know how to go about the levels on Duolingo. Knowing how to go from one level on the platform to another is very important. As this will show and reflect on your progress with the platform. Your journey through the levels of Duolingo should be your main focus as a new user. There are various approaches to take for this, but in this article, I will be telling you the best approach to take regarding Duolingo levels.
One problem with users is that they don’t know when to level up a new skill or when they should move on from a skill to a new one. The best way to get around Duolingo levels is to do both simultaneously. That is, level up while starting a new skill. The skill for this is called ‘hovering’. It is best you hover around several skills by spreading or sharing your time. You should also alternate between gaining new crowns and starting new lessons. The hovering practice will help you in the long run in the sense that it helps maximize your learning by practicing what you have already learned and while studying something new.
Mixing your older skills with new learning skills will help you remember your materials for a long time and also help you recall when it’s needed the most. Here is a simple guide on how the hovering technique of Duolingo levels work;
- While still on a skill, go to the level 1 of a new skill to get an overview of what the skill is all about.
- Return to previous skills you have learned and try leveling them up in order to strengthen the connections you have between old and new materials.
- It’s time to go to the level two of the new skill. Practice it so you don’t lose touch with the material in your long term memory.
- Now, hover again and repeat.
That’s it. This hovering approach is a fun and engaging strategy to get to your goals on the platform.
How To Use Duolingo To Learn A Language
Duolingo is a language learning platform and if you want to make use of it, you will need to be a registered user on it. In other words, you will need to have a Duolingo account. To set up a Duolingo account;
- Visit Duolingo.
- Click on the get started button.
- Select the language you want to learn on the next page.
- State the reason you are learning a language on the platform in the next page and click on continue.
- Choose your daily goal and click on continue.
- On the next page, you can either choose to continue with Google or Facebook. This is optional as you can click on the ‘not now’ button if you are not interested.
- Follow the on-screen instructions from the next page and your account will be ready in a short time.
That’s how you get started with learning a language on Duolingo. You can also download the Duolingo app on your mobile device. This app is available for free on most mobile devices app stores. Therefore to download and install this app on your device, go to your device’s app store, search for the Duolingo app, and download it. If you already have a Duolingo account you will be prompted to log in to continue with it. If on the other hand, you don’t have an account, you will need to sign up for one. To sign up for an account on Duolingo, you will have to follow the steps above and that’s it, enjoy!