Curriculum Review: Duolingo – Learn Spanish, German, and More

Languages can be hard to learn. This is especially true for people who only study a language in a classroom. And one of the challenges for homeschool parents here is that they often do not know another language that they can teach their children.

Thankfully, there are many new language tools as a result of technology. One of the best is Duolingo.

Duolingo if great for a couple of reasons.

First, it is free. So you might as well try it and see you how you like it. There’s no risk here.

Second, Duolingo has short interactive lessons that most people find to be fun. These lessons use photos, audio, and the written language to fully engage the learner. Duolingo lessons force you to translate from English to the language you are learning and vice-versa.

Third, Duolingo has tons of languages to learn. It has the typical languages like Spanish, French, and German. But it also has Italian, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese, and more. They are constantly adding new languages. (Note: Some of the newer languages are in the early stages and are not as easy to use.)

So if you or your children are interested in learning a language, I encourage you to sign up at and give it a try.

Even if you only do one lesson per day, that will add up. Language takes repetition and review, and over time you will build your skills in whatever language you choose.