Multi-award for several years, Duolingo is one of the best applications that exist to learn languages through the smartphone. And the best thing is that it is free, without micropayments or anything, and uses a system of education mixing theory and mixing game, since you advance by completing units, you lose lives by your incorrect answers, you gain points and level up as in a game. TIME Magazine itself described it as “the secret of the future of education ”.
Learn Latin by mobile
Updated with support for more and more languages since its premiere, right now these are the languages that the app supports to learn:
- Alto Valyrio
Today, the Duolingo application is news again because it has decided to expand its repertoire with one more language, one requested by many users and really exotic: Latin, ancient Indo-European language which was spoken in the Roman Empire, constituted the origin of the Romanesque languages and was fully used until the Modern Age as a scientific and cultural language. In fact, the Catholic Church continues to use it.
The language app includes a complete course to learn Latin, although given its complexity the learning process will be a more difficult challenge For those who want to learn it. Of course, little by little some of the most mythical phrases that History has left us in Latin as “yes vis pacem, parabellum ”, "e pluribus unum"Or"per aspera ad astra“They will have no secrets.
Yes, in case anyone has frowned at the above list, Duolingo also teaches other invented languages such as High Valyrio of Game of Thrones or the Klingoonase of Star Trek. The Alto Valyrio arrived in summer 2017, and the Klingon in March 2018, both the web version and the app. Yes, we are still waiting for support to learn the mythical Dothraki and talk like Khal Drogo with his moon and stars.