Learning a new language is a useful tool, but outside of high school it’s hard to find time to devote to it. Lingua.ly is a new app which is designed to make language learning an easier and more personal experience all round.
Lingua.ly is very different from Duolingo which is a very popular, and effective, language learning app. Where Lingua.ly differs is in its teaching style. Instead of giving you set practice words, Lingua.ly lets you build your own dictionary using words that you choose, and lets you practice by reading simple articles. It’s a more immersive learning style.
It also has far more options for languages than Duolingo, which only has five. In comparison, Lingua.ly offers support for fifteen different languages including Japanese, Arabic, and Greek. There’s more variety, not just the romantic languages.
But the downside, being such a new and ambitious product, is it’s still building out dictionary and functionality support. Which is to say that the app still has a few options that are not available yet, and the basic interface when you start out is definitely a little confusing. That being said, it’s an interesting product and worth keeping an eye on as it grows and expand.
Linqua.ly is available as a web app in the browser, as well as for free for download for smartphones and tablets through Google Play and the Apple App Store.