Monoglot Anxiety

Monoglot Anxiety

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Is Duolingo bad?

Maybe, but it's still worth downloading. Here's why.

Elise Cutts

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A duolingo golden owl trophy with a crack. Duolingo isn't perfect, but it isn't terrible either.

Is Duolingo bad? You’ve probably heard a lot of criticisms of this popular app if you’ve been hanging around language learning communities online. Duolingo gets a lot of flack, and there’s good reason for that. Nobody is going to reach fluency in a foreign language just by using a game app, and a lot of Duolingo users seem to think they can. Still, I think many critics miss an important point: Duolingo scratches the phone itch. And that’s no small thing.

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