The Cactus Team Recommends their Favourite Language App
At Cactus Language we believe that the best way to learn a language is to speak and practise with real people in a classroom environment (our 5 week courses in London and Brighton start February 21st). However, as language learners ourselves, we also know that there are some fantastic online language learning resources and apps that can help you on your language learning journey. We would like to share with your our favourite online practise tool and hope that it helps improve your language skills.
Cactus has no affiliation with Duolingo, but the team unanimously chose this app as the best free online language learning tool for the following reasons:
“I can use the app during my commute – it’s a fun way to pass the time and also reinforces the vocabulary and grammar I learn in class. And it’s completely free!”
Dorotea, Operations Manager
“Duolingo is a good tool to complement a language course on a daily basis. You can use it anywhere, and it’s a great way to regularly practice what you’ve learned. I can see how many days I practise and this keeps me motivated – I can also add friends and see how they are doing.”
Teva, Marketing Executive
“Each lesson includes a good variety of activities with some focus on listening, translation, grammar and vocab – which keeps things interesting.”
Sara, Head of Corporate
“I like using Duolingo because it’s a quick and easy way to keep up my language skills on a daily basis. The app identifies the areas I struggle with, and then provides more opportunities for me to check and practise those areas – which means I know that I am improving.”
Emilie, Language Courses Manager
“The interface is very intuitive and engaging, and interact with other people with the same interest easily and for free. You can also begin to use it in just a couple of clicks too.”
Maria, Marketing Executive
How can Duolingo be free?
Duolingo was created help translate the entire internet into multiple languages. This means that everytime you use the app, which you do so for free, you are contributing towards the internet being translated into many different languages.
What Languages does Duolingo Offer?
Duolingo provides an excellent way to practise the language you are learning a little bit every day. The activities will reinforce some of the language – both grammar and vocabulary – that you learn in your classes, and will keep you motivated. You can use the app whenever you have a free 5 or 10 minutes which makes it super convenient. Duolingo offers language practise for 14 of the 24 languages we teach.
Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:
Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French