There are quite a few language learning apps in the Windows Phone store and even fewer manage to stand out of the lot. Duolingo is one of these apps. Besides being cross platform, Duolingo brings you the experience of learning while having fun. Similar to a game, the less mistakes you make earns you hearts. Lose all hearts and you start the level again. It really is a fun way to learn French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish and, of course, English.
Initially, Duolingo was designed for your own personal learning on your phone wherever you are. With today's update, the learning gets to a new level. The app is now capable of tracking students progress. A feature that makes Duolingo school-ready as students can now share their progress with their teacher, or kids with their parents.
To enable progress sharing, both parties must have the app installed. Go into the menu and tap "progress sharing" and you will see two sharing options: email field and a field for section or class if provided by a teacher. Add any information on that screen and tap "save changes". After enabling progress sharing, the parents, teacher or friends simply login to Duolingo's dashboard to track the student's progress. It is that easy.
If you're a teacher or student, go into the Windows Phone store to download Duolingo for free.